Somerset’s Avalon Marshes’ landscape is perhaps best known for peat and water. These give the marshes their special character and have left a wonderful legacy of history and archaeology. For thousands of years people have been drawn to the area; once for food, fuel and safety; now for relaxation, wildlife and heritage.
Somerset has a wonderful and rich heritage with the Avalon Marshes at its heart. This film is a brief introduction.
Books and Publications
The Lake Villages of Somerset – Stephen Minnitt and John Coles
Sweet Track to Glastonbury – Bryony and John Coles
The Shapwick Treasure – Stephen Minnitt
Voices from the Peat – An oral history of the Avalon Marshes, Nancy Ashworth
English Heritage book of Glastonbury – Philip Rahtz
The Lost Islands of Somerset – Richard Brunning (available from Glastonbury Abbey and Somerset Crafts at the Avalon Marshes Centre)
The Archaeology of Avalon – Richard Brunning (available from Glastonbury Abbey and Somerset Crafts at the Avalon Marshes Centre)
Note : Out of print books should be available through local libraries.