66 Union Road, Liversedge, West Riding of Yorkshire WF15 7JF 01924 505 666 david.sheard@ntlworld.com.uk By appointment or 10 till 2 on Saturdays but check Facebook Page for extra days and hours

Fleetwood a Town is Born – Bill Curtis

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Obviously not local to “Not in Heckmondwike Book Shop” but “Local History” just the same.

This 128 page illustrated book, though very well illustrated is more than just a collection of photographs as so many “Local History books” are these days. Well written and indexed, a proper book, though I was mystified when trying to find out more about the author as “Bill Curtis” appears to be Mrs Curtis, or is she. The “About the Author” on the dust jacket is confusing;

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See what I mean, google didn’t help, Bill produces some American and Elinor (found on a search) concentrates on an actress. The book is credited to Bill yet the blurb constantly refers to “She”.

Whatever, or whoever wrote it, it is a good read and I am only asking £7.50 for this excellent book.

CALL BACK YESTERDAY – Mavis Roberts

Always on the look out for any “Local History Books” especially related to the Spen Valley, I came across this book on a general search for “Heckmondwike”, I had no knowledge of it’s existence prior to the search.

This book is a collection of memories of growing up in the Spen Valley (Cornmill Lane) in the 1930’s. I started reading it and read it in one sitting, not because it is short (158 pages) but because it is well written and fascinating.

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My interest was heightened by the fact that she lived only a few hundred yards from my shop and home, less than 100 yards from where my mother was born (in 1919). She also went to the same junior school (Millbridge) and secondary school (Heckmondwike Grammar). I could recognise all the places she was referring to. Even without the local connections the book is a great read, I don’t know why I had not come across it previously as it was published in 1996. It was published by a Welsh Publisher and printed in Derbyshire.

I was more than pleased to find her description of a visit to my shop (in it’s original form that is).

A visit to the Berry Hill Co-op Branch (now “Not in Heckmondwike Book Shop”) in the 1930’s, as described by Mavis Roberts in her book “ Call Back Yesterday”
Inside the store were huge keg-shaped blocks of butter, lard and cheese, all open to the air and enough to give present day hygienists a collective heart attack. From these, the assistants would cut the required amount and wrap it in grease proof paper. They did not go to the lengths of slapping the butter into shape, as did the manager of the Maypole Store.

There was a stack of faded-blue paper bags, into which sugar, loose tea and dried fruits were weighed out. There were also huge sides of bacon to be sliced to the customer’s preferred thickness, on the lethal, red bacon-slicer with its rotating blade. Biscuits were also sold loose from large, square tins with glass windows on the lids, so the contents were easily identified.

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Authentic Science Fiction (UK)

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Just sorting out some boxes and liked the covers. The contents are not all complete as I was getting fed up typing. All available at £2.50.
1955 12 £2.50 JT McIntosh – Alex Morrison – H Philip Stratford – Jonathan Burke – EC Tubb – John Kippax – AG Williamson –
1956 £2.50 JT McIntosh – HK Bulmer – SJ Bounds –
1955 06 £2.50 JT MacIntosh – Jonathon Burke – EC Tubb – Aubray Burl –
1955 05 £2.50 JT MacIntosh – Dan Morgan – Brian W Aldiss – John Ashcroft –
1954 12 £2.50 E C Tubb – Dan Morgan – Lional Brooks – SJ Bounds B
1957 04 £2.50 Philip E High – Nigel Lloyd – WE Bentley – A Bertram Chandler – Douglas West
1957 10 £2.50 Robert Presslie – Jon J Deegan – Robert J Tilley – HP Stratford – Ron Lowram – D Wicox – GW Locke

All Saints Robert Town Parish Magazine

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Not a great deal about Roberttown mostly Wakefield Diocesan News but I like them for the local adverts as they capture the flavour of the time. You can but your coal (weekly Payments taken) get a permanent Wave, order your coffin, help a Waif or Stray or even get a High Pressure Greasing.

I have January, June and August available at £2.50 each.

More SF Digests – I have still a very lot to sort.


1 3 Beyond Fantasy Fiction 1953 £2.50 Algis Budrys – Boyd Elanby – Wyman Guin – Richard Deming – Ted Reynolds

Beyond Fantasy Fiction was a US fantasy fiction magazine edited by H. L. Gold, with only ten issues published from 1953 to 1955. The last two issues carried the cover title of Beyond Fiction, but the publication’s name for copyright purposes remained as before.
10 8 Fantastic Stories of Imagination 1961 08 £2.50 Poul Anderson – Keith Loumer – Theodore L Thomas – Clark Ashton Smith – Jack Sharkey – Arthur Porges – Henry Slesar

10 3 Fantastic Stories of Imagination 1961 03 £2.50 Daniel F Galouye – Russall Garrett – Jack Sharkey – Ida Elmer – David R Bunch – Keith Loumer

2 5 Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction 1978 09 £2.50 Hal Clement – Randall Garrett – Jack C Halderman – Milton A Rothman – E Amalia Andujar

The Most Thrilling SF 061

Most Thrilling 1966ish Chad Oliver – PF Costello – Henry Slesar – Jack Sharkey – OH Leslie – Rog Phillips – Richard Greer – Ellis Hart £2.50

 

Today’s Paperback Catalogue Additions


Wolfert Ira The Underworld Bantam A 798 £2.50
Baxter Walter Look Down in Mercy Popular Library G 121 £2.50
Dumas Alexandre Camille Bantam 745 £2.50
Farrell Cliff Rawhide River Popular Library 742 £2.50
Walker Gertrude So Deadly Fair Popular Library 434 £2.50
Seltzer Charles Alden Double Cross Ranch Popular Library 151 £2.50
Short Luke Ramrod Popular Library 346 £2.50
Bourne Peter The Golden Road Popular Library G 107 £2.50
Ridgway Jason Hardly a Man is Now Alive Perma M 4234 £2.50
Kuttner Henry The Murder of Eleanor Pope Perma M 3046 £5.00
Scott Virgil The Dead Tree Gives No Shelter Popular Library 292 £2.50
Earl Lawrence River of Eyes Popular Library EB 48 £2.50
Kent Simon Tonight and Forever Popular Library EB 40 £4.00
Saher Lilla Van Macamba Popular Library EB 11 £5.00
Wechsberg Joseph The Continental Touch Lion 33 £2.50

ANALOG

I am cataloguing my stock of ANALOG digests hopefully putting them in the same place in the shop so I can find them. All listed are available for £2.50 each.

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Year Month
1961 02
1961 01
1961 05
1961 06
1961 07
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1961 04
1962 02
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1965 07
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1965 07
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1966 01
1966 11
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1966 01
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1966 11
1966 04
1966 08
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1966 12
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1966 08
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1966 03
1966 12
1967 10
1967 08
1967 05
1967 03
1967 02
1967 12
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1967 09
1967 04
1967 07
1967 01
1967 11
1967 06
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1968 04
1968 03
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1968 05
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1971 01
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1979 12
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1979 02
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1979 03
1979 11

Bedford & Vauxhall Military Vehicles

Kaleidoscope of Bedford & Vauxhall Military Vehicles by BH Vanderveen Published by Warne in 1982

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I love the endpapers (old ads) in this 96 page 12″ X 8″ very well illustrated book. For sale in my shop (or on line) for £25.00 (P&P free to UK).

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