Local History – Spen, Batley & Bradford

Local to my shop.


History and Description of Oakwell Hall and Manor written by J Sprittles 1946 a forward by Jas. H Margetts Mayor of Batley. A 52 page illustrated booklet £10.00

A Short History of Hartshead Church written by Mabel Ferrett in 1993. At 16 pages it is short but as all publications by Mabel, well put together. £5.00.

A Century of Public Transport in Bradford 1882-1982 by DJ Croft. Occasional Local Publications No. 4 by City of Bradford Met. 24 pages with illustrations. £5.00

Murder Most Foul at Old Carlinghow by Margaret Fox. Published by Harry Hayes in 1986 with permission from the Batley News. The title is only the first of 20 chapters of the “Look Back with Margaret Fox” articles published in the Batley News 48 pages with some illustrations (a couple of Heckmondwike). £10.00

The CENTRAL (Kayes’) COLLEGE (70 New North Road Huddersfield) – Prospectus. Undated but there is a programme from a variety concert put on by the students in 1942 along with a Fees leaflet. This is a 40 page very well illustrated booklet with lots of photo’s of the students. £10.00

One Hundred Years of Local HistoryThe Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society 1878-1978 by J Reynold and WF Bains. 42 pages with a few illustrations. Interestingly some time in the past a previous owner has made a “correction” on the title page. He/she has crossed out “Local” from the title and written “Society” below. I can understand the frustration as I thought the title ambiguous before I noticed this touch of what I expect is criticism from a disappointed owner. £5.00


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