Britain in Pictures – Windmills and Watermills

British Windmills and Watermills by C P Skilton. 1947 first edition in the Collins “Britain in Pictures” series. 48 page, obviously illustrated series. £2.50

Many other B in P series don’t hesitate to ask.

Hard Backs

Ayrton MichaelBritish Drawings£2.501st1946 vg/vg+
Bowen ElizabethEnglish Novelists£2.501st1946 vg/vg+
Cecil Lord DavidEnglish Poets£2.502nd1945 vg/f
Gloag JohnBritish Furniture Makers£2.501st1945 vg-/vg- foxing
Lambert & DarkEnglish Populat traditional Art£2.501st1946 vg/f
Paget GuySporting Pictures of England£2.501st1945 vg-
Piper JohnBritish Romantic Artists£2.502nd1946 vg-/vg- ex-lib
Skilton C PBritish Windmills and Watermills£2.501st1947 48 pages vg/f
Taylor GeoffreyInsect Life in Britain£2.501st1945 48 pp vg-/vg
Turner W JThe English Ballet£2.502nd1946 vg
Warner RexEnglish Public Schools£2.501st1945 48 pp vg/vg-

Church Guides


Birstall Gospel Temperence Soc. Community Church£2.5001982
Whitby Old Parish ChurchChurch£2.5001950
A Short History of Hartshed Church£2.5001993
A New Guide to Helmsley Parish£2.5001985
The Churches of ScarboroughBPC£2.5001955
Bridlington Priory ChurchBPC£2.500
Christ Church Liversedge 1816-1966£2.5001966

Dalesman Mini Books

Exploring the Lake District by Malcolm Boyes

Exploring the North Yorkshire Moors by Malcolm Boyes

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast by Barry Mitchell

Lakeland A to Z


Peak District Walks by John N Merrill

Roman Derbyshire by Tom Garlick

Shepherd’s Crooks and Walking Sticks by David Grant and Edward Hart

Walking in Airedale

Walking in the Bronte Country

Walking on the Norfth Yorkshire Moors

Walks in Lower Wharfdale by Geoffrey White

Walks in Nidderdale by Geoffrey White

Walks in Upper Wharfedale by Mike Obst

Walks North of York by Geoffrey White and Geoffrey Green

Yorkshire Mysteries and Oddities

Various editions mostly in at least vg condition priced between £2.50 and £5.00

Local History – BATLEY

Batley Parish Church School 1861 – 1961

24 page illustrated booklet by Guy Barnes in 1961 – £10.00

The Batley Variety Club Review Vol 1 No. 1

16 page Souvenir Issue undated, illustrated. £5.00

Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 Years by George A Greenwood

First edition 1957 188 pages £25.00

Batley Official Guide

Early 60’s 52 page booklet, I still miss the Park Pavilion was sorry to see it go. £7.50

The History of Batley 1800 -1974 by Malcolm H Haigh in 1978 reprinted twice but still hard to find. The fact the Malcolm was a journalist must have contributed to the fact that this is a fantastically readable book. I am a great fan of local history books but some are badly written, as not everybody however they love local history are good authors which is why I have not tried to write one myself. I have a copy without d.j. £20.00

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


Local Transport 1870-1940 – Kirklees

Kirklees Camera 1 – I like this collection of photos a wide spread geographic and thematically, good quality prints. £5.00

At Your Service One Hundred Years of The Huddersfield Corporation

A 72 page booklet (not illustrated) published late 60’s. I worked for Kirklees in the 70’s and recognise many of the departments described, but I am sure that one of my colleagues when I was a councillor, Peter McBride, will remember the whole of this history. There are copies of this available on the net, but not as cheap as the £5.00 I am asking.

County Borough of Huddersfield The Tolson Memorial Museum Publications. History of the Huddersfield Woollen Industry

Crump, W.B

Published 1935 132 pages with illustrations, soft cover £9.00


THE TOLSON MEMORIAL MUSEUM Handbook Angles, Danes & Norse in the District of Huddersfield W.G.Collingwood

Published in 1921 soft cover 64 pages with illustrations £7.50


The problem I have with Jack Vance is that by the time I am getting to the end of putting my 120 foot of SF titles into alphabetical order, I loose patience. Worse than that I run out of room so he goes into storage, where I can’t find him. The list below is not from my 120 foot, or even overflow storage as I don’t think I will ever get round to listing them.

If you are looking for a particular author or book don’t hesitate to contact me. I do check my mail now and again, and who knows I might get back to you. Much better to call in the shop.

Children’s Fiction – L T Meade – L M Alcott – May Wynne

Murray Finds a Chum – May Wynne £2.50

A Garland for Girls – Louisa M Alcott £2.50

Daddy’s Girl – L T Meade £2.50

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