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Local History Books - 35 Books

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In our comprehensive Local History section, you will find books – all arranged by English County - which cover the many different aspects of England's history. Included here are all:
The Villages of Britain – a series of books looking in detail at hundreds of English villages;
Hidden Series - books helping you to discover special places in England, well off the beaten track;
Heroes – a series of books celebrating the deeds and achievements of special men and women throughout England;
Tales – a can’t-put-down series of books, recounting classic tales from English counties. They bring back through time a glorious pageant of characters and colourful events.

The Changing Face of Newbury

The Changing Face of Newbury

Tony Higgott

Tony Higgott, the town's former museum curator, looks at the changes there have been to Newbury in the years since 1960. He uses over 100 photographs from local collections to show how Newbury turned from a busy market town based upon the local farming community into a thriving centre focussed on the science and technology of the 21st century.

Book Price: £9.95
Tales of Old Berkshire

Tales of Old Berkshire

Cecilia Millson

Down the centuries Berkshire has produced many famous people whose stories have passed into folklore and are now dulled by time.

Book Price: £7.95
Tales of Old Cheshire

Tales of Old Cheshire

Carole Sexton

Cheshire has a great wealth of stories from the past and a fascinating folklore. These tales are culled from that rich tradition.

Book Price: £7.95
Tales of Old Shropshire

Tales of Old Shropshire

Kathleen Lawrence-Smith

Shropshire has a great tradition of stories and legends from the past and Kathleen Lawrence-Smith has drawn these tales of courage, love, tragedy and humour from that rich treasury.

Book Price: £7.95
Tales of Old Nottinghamshire

Tales of Old Nottinghamshire

Polly Howat

Nottinghamshire has a great wealth of stories from its past, tales of romance and enchantment, of drama and courage which are retold by each generation but which become dulled and uncertain with the passage of time.

Book Price: £7.95
Tales of Old Essex

Tales of Old Essex

Adrian Gray

Essex has a wealth of stories from the rich treasury of its past - tales of drama and enchantment which are retold by each generation, but which become dulled with the passage of time.

Book Price: £7.95
Tales of Old Hertfordshire

Tales of Old Hertfordshire

Doris Jones-Baker

Hertfordshire has a great wealth of stories from bygone days and a fascinating folklore. These tales are all drawn from this rich treasury.

Book Price: £7.95
Somerset Born, Somerset Bred

Somerset Born, Somerset Bred

Roger Evans

A very readable personal account of growing up in Somerset in the 1950s and 1960s with initially no electricity, no indoor bathroom and no fridge. What they did have was a close-knit community and the freedom to play anywhere across town.

Book Price: £7.95
Cheshire The Secret War

Cheshire The Secret War

Ron Freethy

In 1939 it was thought possible that Germany might launch an attack on the coastline of Cheshire. Ron Freethy has talked to some of those who took part in covert operations and uses these first-hand accounts to tell the story of Cheshire's secret war.

Book Price: £9.95
Tales of Old County Durham

Tales of Old County Durham

Martin Dufferwiel

County Durham has a long history and a fascinating folklore. These are some tales of drama and enchantment drawn from that rich tapestry.

Book Price: £7.95

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