A NEW book about the history of Chapmanslade is to be launched on Saturday, October 19 at the Three Horseshoes pub in the village.

After six years of research and discussion and weekly meetings of the 40-strong history group - and four dogs - members are now ready to launch the long-awaited book.

The launch will be at The Three Horseshoes. Copies of the book will be on sale at £10 each from 10.30am until 5pm and on Sunday, October 20 from 11am until 5pm.

Joyce Jefferson, leader of the Chapmanslade History Group, said "This is the story of both the parish and its people. It is illustrated with photographs and map and is a fascinating journey through time, which we hope everyone will enjoy."

If you are unable to come to Chapmanslade on the launch dates contact Joyce on 01373 832845 or at phil.jefferson@virgin.net.