HENRY

BUCKTON

Author

Film Maker

Songwriter

NEW SONG

Glastonbury FM

Songs

Greenhouse Love

(Climate Change Song)

Words and music by Henry Buckton.

Like a Miracle

(Legend of the Glastonbury Holy Thorn)

Words and music by Henry Buckton.

Country Wedding

Words and music by Henry Buckton.

Down on Glastonbury Farm

A Scrumpy and Western paradoy of Glastonbury Festival,with words by Henry Buckton and music by Rosie Evans.

Country Boy

Words and music by Henry Buckton.

Drink down yer scrumpy

Words by Henry Buckton and music by Rosie Evans.

The Last Harvest

The story of Tyneham ghost village in Dorset, with words by Henry Buckton and music by Rosie Evans.

The old S&D (Somerset and

Dorset Railway)

Words by Henry Buckton and

music by Rosie Evans. 

Murmuration

(Dance of the starlings)

A morris dance tune by Rosie Evans and Henry Buckton.

Glastonbury FM

Words and music by Henry Buckton.

 

Sir Lancelot

Glastonbury is full of some very strange people and this is the story of one, with words by Henry Buckton and music by Rosie Evans.

It's carnival tonight

Words and music by Henry Buckton. A scrumpy and western look at Bridgwater Carnival and other carnivals at places like Glastonbury and Wells.

Somerset's a land of sun

Words and music by Henry Buckton and written as the theme tune for the Discovering Somerset film trilogy by 1st-Take film studios.

GLOVERS

(Yeovil Town Football Club Song)

Words and music by Henry Buckton.

These are just a few examples of my songs, you can hear others on my Youtube Channels: Henry Buckton or Henry Buckton Films, or by clicking on the Youtube icon in the bar below 

 

CONTACT ME

Email: henry.buckton@btinternet.com

Films

 

Henry Buckton also writes and presents history documentaries for the 1st-Take film studio in Bristol and the following are snippets from some of his films, all of which are available to order on DVD by visiting their website at www.1st-take.com

Discovering Somerset 

Volume One (North Somerset)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Discovering Somerset 

Volume Two (Central and South)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Discovering Somerset 

Volume Three (West Somerset)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Discovering Wiltshire

Volume One (South Wiltshire)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Discovering Wiltshire

Volume Two (North Wiltshire)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Lost Villages

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Somerset at war

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Devon at war

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Hampshire at war

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Wiltshire at war

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Voices from the Battle of Britain

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Friendly Invasion

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Yesterday's Country Village

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Discovering Devon

Volume One (East Devon)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Discovering Devon

Volume Two (South Devon)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Discovering Devon

Volume Three (West Devon)

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.1st-take.com

Books

 

Henry Buckton has written numerous books, mainly history and social history, including several authoritative titles on the Second World War. Several of his titles have been best sellers on the charts of both Waterstones and WH Smith. The following are a few examples that are still available either through a branch of Waterstones, WH Smith, other leading book stores, or through the respective publishers as listed.

 

  

Retreat: Dunkirk and the Evacuation of

Western Europe

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com/retreat.html

An Illustrated Introduction to the

Second World War

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com

An Illustrated Introduction to the

Battle of Britain

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com

Yesterday's Country Customs

Published by The History Press

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.thehistorypress.co.uk

Friendly Invasion

Memories of Operation Bolero

Published by The History Press

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.thehistorypress.co.uk

The Children's Front

Published by The History Press

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.thehistorypress.co.uk

Salisbury Plain

Home of Britain's Military Training

Published by The History Press

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.thehistorypress.co.uk

Devon at War (through time)

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com

Sussex at War (through time)

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com

Somerset at War (through time)

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com

Wiltshire at War (through time)

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com

Hampshire at War (through time)

Published by Amberley Publishing

For further details or to order a copy visit:

www.amberley-books.com

About Henry Buckton

As well as writing songs, many in the scrumpy and western genre, Henry Buckton is a best selling social historian, although he has also written plays, film and stories for children. He studied at the Somerset College of Arts, and his literary career began in 1985 with the broadcast of his first story on BBC Radio Bristol. Since then he has written several more children’s stories for radio broadcast.

Between 2000 and 2003, he compiled, edited and published four books of celebrity childhood memories under contract to the BBC Children In Need Appeal, in order to raise money and awareness for disadvantaged children. These books included hundreds of original stories written specially for the project by well-known people, such as Emma Bunton, Jeremy Irons, Judi Dench, Nigel Havers, and Annie Lennox.

 

Henry’s social histories include ‘Yesterday’s Country Village,’ which examines every aspect of rural life as it used to be. This book reached the No 1 spot in the WH Smith bestsellers list in their British and Irish History section. And ‘The Lost Villages,’ which visits a number of communities around Britain that were abandoned during the 20th century for various reasons. Henry’s general history books include ‘Voices from the Battle of Britain’ published in 2010 to mark the 70th anniversary of that famous conflict; and 'Retreat' published in 2017 to coincide with the epic movie about the Dunkirk evacuation that year starring Tom Hardy and Harry Styles.

 

He has also written and presented a number of documentary films for the 1st-take film studio in Bristol which are all available on DVD. He has also helped to write a number of television films. He also makes regular TV appearances including Inside Out West, ITV West Country Tonight, ITV Thames Valley Tonight, Sky News and BBC Points West.   

 

Henry was born in Somerset and lives near Glastonbury.

 

Below Henry is seen (left to right) with television presenter Mark Horton during the making of a BBC film about the lost village of Clicket on Exmoor; talking to Bonny Sartin singer with the folk group The Yetties during the filming of a documentary based on his book 'Yesterday’s Country Village'; and selling a copy of his book about the history of Salisbury Plain to Time Team presenter Phil Harding during a book signing in Salisbury.

CONTACT 

henry.buckton@btinternet.com

 
 
 
 
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