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Chalk on My Shoes

By: Norcott, Keith T.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, The Book Castle: 2006

Seller ID: 065853

ISBN: 1903747686

Condition: As New


Memoirs of life growing up in the 1930's and 40's in the villages of rural Bedfordshire with descriptions of customs and practices that no longer exist today - like the 'penny picture' at the local village hall, the village policeman who dished out summary justice and the Queen of the May celebrations. As new, unread paperback. 314 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Heathside Book of Hampstead and Highgate

By: Norrie, Ian (editor)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Hampstead, High Hill Books: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064774

Condition: Very Good


Eighteen essays divided into six sections Historical, Nostalgic, Gastronomical, Personal, Contemporary and Topographical. With subjects including Kenwood, Constable, Coffee Bars, Highgate Cemetery, the Fair, Hampstead in Wartime and Dickens on the Northern Heights. Faint spotting to page margins, else a very good clean hardback in price-clipped dustjacket which has slight edgewear. 180 pages. Illustrations in b/w. Prompt dispatch., View more info

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St. Albans the story of the City and Its People, Written By the People of the City

By: Not Stated

Price: £7.50

Publisher: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, St. Albans City Council: 1963

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 067382

Condition: Very Good


1960's guide to the city offering both a guide to its history as well as a look at the modern city and its people. A very good clean copy, spiral bound with paper covers which have a couple of little blemishes to front cover. Map to rear and b/w illustrations throughout. 128 pages. View more info

Image for St. Albans the story of the City and Its People, Written By the People of the City

St. Albans the story of the City and Its People, Written By the People of the City

By: Not Stated

Price: £7.50

Publisher: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, St. Albans City Council: 1956

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 067454

Condition: Very Good


1950's guide to the city offering both a guide to its history as well as a look at the modern city and its people. A very good clean copy, spiral bound with paper covers which have a couple of little blemishes to front cover. Map to rear and b/w illustrations throughout. 120 pages + advertisements of the day. View more info

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Ordnance Survey Contoured Road Map of Luton

By: Ordnance Survey

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries: 1928

Edition: Reprint with Minor Amendments

Seller ID: 041679

Condition: Very Good


Popular Edition printed on paper. Scale One Inch to One Mile. Sheet 95. A very good clean copy of this fold-out map. View more info

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The Story of St. Nicholas' Church, North Walsham, Norfolk

By: Page, C.H.W.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Walsham, R&W Ltd: 1972

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 032261

Condition: Very Good


Small 32 page stapled booklet being a guide and history to the Norfolk church. A very good clean copy illustrated with b/w photographs by Charles Mace. View more info

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The City of St Albans. Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban

By: Page, William & Peers, C.R.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: St Albans, Hertfordshire, The Fraternity of Friends of Sain Albans Abbey: 1984

Seller ID: 062504

Condition: Very Good


Article reprinted from The Victoria History of the County of Hertfordshire, 1908 (pages 469-515). - provides a history of St. Albans from early times and is illustrated with b.w. photographs and drawings. A very good clean copy. Previous owner's address sticker on title page. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Farnham By the Wey - The Archive Photograph Series

By: Parratt, Jean

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, Chalford Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: 052734

ISBN: 0752401858

Condition: Very Good


Photographic history of Farnham including rare photographs from the Borelli Collection held in Farnham Museum, A very good clean large format paperback. 127 pages. Includes a booklet entitled Historic Farnham - a walk through the old town. View more info

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Ashton Keynes - A Village with No History

By: Paterson, Madge & Ward, Ernie

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Shropshire, Keith Cowley: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041885

ISBN: 0951146106

Condition: Good


A comprehensive account of the history of the Wiltshire village from Pre-Roman times to the break up of the Manor in 1913 giving an insight into how external and historical events could and did affect village life. A good clean copy which has residue of sellotape marks on both front and rear endpapers, in unclipped dustwrapper which has faded to the spine. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 159 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Struggle on the Veld

By: Peattie, Roderick

Price: £17.50

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054256

Condition: Good


The author tells of the time he spent in charge of policy for the local post of the Office of War Information in which he worked under the direction of the State Department and more particularly under the American Minister, General Holcomb. Square, tight hardback which lacks a jacket. Map endpaper. 264 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. View more info

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No Fear Nor Favour

By: Perrin, Bob

Price: £12.50

Publisher: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Bucks Free Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055635

Condition: Very Good


Selection of news stories taken from editions of the Bucks Free Press going back over 130 years which offer a microcosm of history, local, national and international and reflect events, great and small, of significance, humour, drama and at their simplets every day happenings. Very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has some light creasing to rear cover. 249 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. View more info

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Societies, Cultures and Kinship 1580-1850 : Cultural Provinces and English Local History

By: Phythian-Adams, Charles (edited and introduced by)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Leicester University Press: 1996

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 063710

ISBN: 0718500520

Condition: Near Fine


Introduces a wide-ranging innovative approach to pre-modern England and its societies in providing a major contribution to historical debate. Clean, bright unread copy - 221 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Story of Hampstead

By: Preston, J. H.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Staples Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064754

Condition: Very Good


The well-known local historian aims to present in a small space a word picture of the borough as it is and to trace its history briefly from early times. Some light spotting to page edges else an internally clean copy in an unclipped d/w showing shelfwear & tear and small loss (see photo) - 88 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Standing on Common Ground: Ocean Views

By: Ragged School Museum

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Ragged School Museum Trust: 2001

Seller ID: 062897

ISBN: 0952063050

Condition: Very Good


Collection of photography which captures the essence of the Ocean Estate community - its residents, its cultural diversity - which offers an understanding and appreciation of this ever-evolving estate. 48-page stapled booklet. Tanning to endpapers and page edges else a very good clean copy of this hard-to-find title. View more info

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Manchester and the Textile Districts in 1849

By: Reach, Angus Bethune

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Helmshore Local History Society: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063160

ISBN: 0950072524

Condition: Good


Edited by C. Aspin. In-depth research into the life and times of industry and people in mid nineteenth century Lancashire. Good clean copy in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear/minor. Inscription to front endpaper reads 'To Rhodes with very best wishes, Chris 1972' (believed to be Chris Aspen - the editor) - very small loss to margin of same page at top corner. - 122 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Middlesex

By: Robbins, Michael

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 053394

ISBN: 1860772692

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1953, remains the standard work on the local history of the county. Clean large format softcover - 424 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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A School of Masons in Fifteenth Century North Hertfordshire

By: Roberts, Eileen

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Hertford, Hertfordshire Library Service: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065804

ISBN: 0901354155

Condition: Very Good


Contents include:- John Hotoft of Knebworth, Codicote St. Giles, Aston St. Mary, Bygrave St. Margaret and Little Munden All Saints, Benington St. Peter, Hitchin St. Mary, Great Wymondley St. Mary, Willian All Saints, Kelshall St. Faith, and Wallington St. Mary. Slight tanning to edges of covers and pages, else a very good clean copy. Illustrated with 18 plates and 10 maps & figures. 26 pages including bibliography. View more info

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The Penn Country and the Chilterns

By: Robinson, Ralph. M.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066783

Condition: Very Good


Very good clean hardback in green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Illustrated with colour frontis and b/w pictures by Charles Bathurst. 212 pages including index. A little foxing to endpapers only. View more info

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Trinity College

By: Robson, R. (Text by)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Norwich, Norfolk, Jarrold & Sons: 1982

Seller ID: 060241

Condition: Near Fine


32 page booklet being an outline guide and history of the Cambridge college. Illustrated throughout mainly in b&w. View more info

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Let's Play Doctors with Sam & Rosa (SIGNED)

By: Sam & Rosa

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Penzance, Cornwall, Andrew Lanyon: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064438

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED limited edition number 54/200. Numerous tipped-in colour plates + b/w illustrations to the text. Clean bright paperback hand stitched into card covers. 35 pages. SIGNED by Rosa Levin & Sam Lyn. View more info