Author D. N. Donaldson
This book tells the story of life in Winchcombe from earliest times.
The main themes are the parallel development of the borough and the abbey from Saxon times to the abbey’s dissolution in 1539; various attempts to revive the borough’s fortunes between 1540 and 1840; and the town’s renewal, leading to the present day.
The aim is to encourage visitors alike to understand and cherish their inheritance in this gem of the Cotswolds.
D. N. Donaldson has lived in or near Winchcombe and explored the town’s history for over twenty-five years. His abiding concern is for environmental conservation, founded on a true understanding of how the community’s past shapes the present and helps to influence the future.