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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
A Darker History of Bristol

A Darker History of Bristol

Derek Robinson

A "warts and all" history of Bristol.

Book Price: £7.99
The Story of Newbury

The Story of Newbury

David Peacock

This book charts the development of the town of Newbury from earliest times to the present day.

Book Price: £4.95
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
Hertfordshire Who Lies Beneath?

Hertfordshire Who Lies Beneath?

Margaret Ward

A collection of stories behind some of the most interesting and most famous graves, burials and memorials in Hertfordshire's churchyards and cemeteries.

Book Price: £7.99
Kent Chronicles of Catastrophe and Disaster

Kent Chronicles of Catastrophe and Disaster

Phil Mason

Behind Kent's placid facade as the 'garden of England' lies a history of turmoil, anarchy and woe. This book chronicles some of these stories.

Book Price: £8.99
The Story of Lancashire Cotton

The Story of Lancashire Cotton

Ron Freethy

Lancashire's enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution revolved around a plant called cotton which does not even grow in Britain. But it was this association with cotton that brought fame and fortune to the county.

Book Price: £9.95
Lancashire Who Lies Beneath?

Lancashire Who Lies Beneath?

Elizabeth Ashworth

Read the stories behind some of the most interesting and most famous graves.

Book Price: £8.99
Lancashire 1939 - 1945  Working for Victory

Lancashire 1939 - 1945 Working for Victory

Ron Freethy

This is the third and last in a series chronicling Lancashire at War. Ron Freethy completes the story with the work done in factories in the county.

Book Price: £9.99
Lancashire v Hitler  Civilians at War

Lancashire v Hitler Civilians at War

Ron Freethy

Life in Lancashire during the Second World War.

Book Price: £9.99

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