Walking Drinking and Local History (Huddersfield & Yorkshire)

QUEER GOINGS ON – Maurice Colbeck

QUEER goings on by Maurice Colbeck

Whitethorn Press 1979 1st fine Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

Colne Valley – Official Guide and Industrial Handbook 1973. 36 page illustrated with fold out map £5.00

FLYING EGGS AND THINGS More Pennine Tales – Henry Livings  126 page hardback with dj £2.50

Through Highways and By-Ways with Bonaventure – Country walks around Huddersfield by Arnold Brook. Published in 1949 by The Huddersfield Examiner, 80 pages with illustrations and maps, small enough to slip in your pocket. £2.50

I have to admit I haven’t seen these three for a while but I am confident they have not been sold.

Yorkshire Dialect (other dialects may exist) inc. Clock Almanack by John Hartley

Holroyd’s Collection of Yorkshire Ballads

First published in London in 1892 this fine copy was published by EP Publishing in 1974. 318 pages, no stamps labels or inscriptions no dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Yorkshire Ditties by John Hartley – First Series

“to which is added The Cream of Wit and Humour from his popular Writings” Published in Wakefield by William Nicholson and Son. Undated but before 1900. Brown cloth with gold lettering brown endpapers. No stamps or inscriptions a very nice copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673 – 1915) and Traditional Poems

Published for the Yorkshire Dialect Society by Sidgwick and Jackson 1919. Compiled with an Historical Introduction by F W Moorman (Professor of English Language, University of Leeds. 186 pages, rebound in blue cloth very good condition. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£9.00

Yorkshire Puddin’ by John Hartley

Yorkshire Puddin’ Readings and Writings by John Hartley

This copy published by Watmoughs Limited , Idle, Bradford. 380 pages, a tight copy but at some stage the spine must have come off and has been scruffily stuck back on. Owned at one time by Sidney Beaumont Senior (a relative of my grandma). The price includes postage to any UK address.

£20.00

Yorkshire Puddin’ A collection of the most popular Dialect Stories from the pen of John Hartley

What appears to be a later copy from Watmoughs Limited 380 pages so probably from same blocks as other copy. This binding is slightly faded but intact. Name and Xmas 1948 on front free end paper. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

Yorkshire Tales by John Hartley – Second Series

Published in London by W Nicholson and Sons undated but I would guess at about 1900. A nice clean copy Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£7.50

The Original Illuminated Clock Almanack by John Hartley

The years I can find are 1869 1871 1878 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1896 1898 1900 1901 1902 1903 1905 1907 1910 1912 1914 1915 1928 so let me know what year you desire.

Clock Almanack

Please specify year P&P in UK free please contact me for oversees prices

£3.50

“Joe Willie’s” and “Throng as Thropp’s Wife” Annual 1957

Published by J W Roberts and Son in Slaithwaite in 1957 this is a 96 page booklet of Yorkshire dialect stories. Though about half the pages are adverts for local businesses, giving a snapshot of business in the valley in the mid-fifties. Well read but complete. It helps to read it out loud but it is nowhere as difficult as the Clock Annuals, in fact it can probably be read and understood by non-Yorkshire folk.

For example;

“Tha should ha’ towld t’company that,” she said, “asteed o’ leeavin’ em all strung up in t’middle on it!”

or in a poem about John Henry;

His wahfe sed he wor musical :

He bowt a big trambooane

He blew it all shapes ivvery neet

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Joe Willy’s and Throng as Thropp’s Wife Annual 1957

Published by J W Roberts and Son in Slaithwaite in 1957 this is a 96 page booklet of Yorkshire dialect stories. Though about half the pages are adverts for local businesses, giving a snapshot of business in the valley in the mid-fifties. Well read but complete. It helps to read it out loud but it is nowhere as difficult as the Clock Annuals, in fact it can probably be read and understood by non-Yorkshire folk.

£10.00

Yorkshire Brass by a Yorkshire Lass by Kate Glover

Undated 24 pages of Dialect Poetry and Reminiscences decorated by A R Clark. Through the post in the UK

£4.00

On Ilkla Moor Baht’ at.

4 page music sheet produced by Banks County Arcade Leeds Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.50

YORKSHIRE Past & Present

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Baines’s Yorkshire

This is the 1969 reprint by David & Charles of the 1822 original both over 600 pages – History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York the books are fine with no inscriptions or stamps. The djs are vg+ unclipped’ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£30.00

Yorkshire Past & Present: A History And Description Of The Three Ridings Of The Great County Of York, From The Earliest Ages To The Year 1870; With An Account Of Its Manufactures, Commerce, And Civil And Mechanical Engineering. By Edward & Thomas Baines.

The tops of the spine and a couple of the hinges need some attention, but this is not an ex-library copy it is not littered with stamps and stickers like many copies of this prestigious book that are on offer. All the plates are intact and most still have tissue paper protection.

A fascinating  collection on ‘Yorkshire, Past and Present’ by the English journalist and historian Thomas Baines. An informative history of the historic county of Yorkshire in Northern England from the ‘earliest ages’ till the text’s publication in the late nineteenth century. Baine’s comprehensive study not only explores the topography of the area and its points of interest, but also details an account of its manufactures, commerce, and civil and mechanical engineering. This two volume set written by Thomas Baines was published in four parts. Volume I division I and II, and volume II division I were published approximately in 1870. Volume II, division II, detailing the history of Yorkshire to a later date than the other volumes (1875) was published later than the earlier volumes due the author’s state of health, as explained in the errata slip inserted to the volume.  This copy also features an ‘Account of the Woolen Trade of Yorkshire’ by the author’s brother, Edward Baines junior, a nonconformist English newspaper editor and Member of Parliament. All volumes are undated. Illustrated with engravings of Yorkshire scenes, individuals and buildings.

On offer for £150

Bains Yorkshire Past and Present

The tops of the spine and a couple of the hinges need some attention, but this is not an ex-library copy it is not littered with stamps and stickers like many copies of this prestigious book that are on offer. All the plates are intact and most still have tissue paper protection. A fascinating  collection on ‘Yorkshire, Past and Present’ by the English journalist and historian Thomas Baines. An informative history of the historic county of Yorkshire in Northern England from the ‘earliest ages’ till the text’s publication in the late nineteenth century. Baine’s comprehensive study not only explores the topography of the area and its points of interest, but also details an account of its manufactures, commerce, and civil and mechanical engineering. This two volume set written by Thomas Baines was published in four parts. Volume I division I and II, and volume II division I were published approximately in 1870. Volume II, division II, detailing the history of Yorkshire to a later date than the other volumes (1875) was published later than the earlier volumes due the author’s state of health, as explained in the errata slip inserted to the volume.  This copy also features an ‘Account of the Woolen Trade of Yorkshire’ by the author’s brother, Edward Baines junior, a nonconformist English newspaper editor and Member of Parliament. All volumes are undated. Illustrated with engravings of Yorkshire scenes, individuals and buildings. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£125.00

SPEN VALLEY – Local History – Cleckheaton – Heckmondwike – Liversedge – Hartshead

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Liversedge Parish Church and its Heritage by Catherine Handley

12 page booklet 1995 no illustrations. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.50

Railway Magazine (Railways of the Spen Valley Part Two – Peter E Baugham)

Railway Magazine April 1964

Includes “Railways of the Spen Valley Part Two” by Peter E. Baughan. Not as many interesting illustrations as Part 1 but completes the story. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Spen Valley a landscape of hamlets

SPEN VALLEY a landscape of hamlets by Christopher Scargill and J Richard Lee

Published in 1986 by Yorkshire Post Newspapers. Much more than the usual “photo” collection (to be honest the photo reproduction is not the best) but Christopher and Richard have made up for that by a well written description of the Spen Valley. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

St John’s Cleckheaton

A Short History of St. John’s Parish Church Cleckheaton by Rev. M G Inman 1832 – 1982

about 9″ X 6″ 20 page booklet Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.50

Hartshead cum Clifton – Pobjoy

The Story of the Ancient Parish of Hartshead cum Clifton – HN & M Pobjoy

Published in 1972 by Marion Pobjoy 164 pages illustrated by Frank Brierley and Raymond Kable, I always thought this as written by Marion but she shares the credits with her husband. I thought it better written than “Mirfield”. This is first edition with dj. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£30.00

Spen Valley Past and Present – Frank Peel

Spen Valley: Past and Present by Frank Peel

This book must be the cornerstone to any collection of Spen Valley History Books. First published in 1893 This is number 506 of 750 printed by Kirklees Libraries in 1987 Fine Book in Fine dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£45.00

The Poets of the Spen Valley – Edited by Chas. F. Forshaw 1892

Published by Thornton and Pearson a good reading copy, crease on front board. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

Fifty Years Journalistic Experiences and Chronicles of a Typical Industrial Area – George H Cooper

Published by John Siddall, Cleckheaton undated but around 1940 99 pages with illustrations in text. Mainly but not totally in the Spen Valley. Some illustration but mostly portraits of local dignitaries. A good reading copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

BIG Ears in the Kingdom of Kirklees

“A jaundiced look at our Lords and Masters – Yorkshire Politicians and Bureaucrats through the eyes of Big Ears” 94 page illustrated book soft bound. Through the post to UK addresses or sometimes by bicycle if in the Spen Valley

£9.00

Churches and Chapels of Kirklees – A Ronald Bielby

Published in 1978 by Kirklees Libraries and Museum Service this 116 page book is well illustrated. This is a clean tight copy with no inscriptions. Through the post to UK destinations.

£7.50

Cleckheaton Rugby Union Football Club

20 glossy pages of photographs and facts A4 size. Through the post to UK address, or delivered by hand in the Spen Valley. £8.00

£8.00

Rail Centres: Leeds/Bradford by Stephen Batty

The Usual Ian Allen Quality 160 pages well illustrated well written and well indexed. Quality paper and quality reproduction of photographs. A fine hard back and a fine (clipped) dj Through the post to any UK destination £9.00

£9.00

I have collected books and ephemera of Spen Valley, and Yorkshire for many years. A number of these publications are difficult to find. Some I am more than reluctant to part with so I have decided to compile a reading list and to mention when I have copies for sale.

Times Past In The Spen Valley

A4 size 16 pages of snippets of Spen Valley History Posted to UK address £2.50

£2.50

The Brightest Star – A Century Tribute to Leslie Heward – born in Littletown 1897

A Century Tribute to LESLIE HEWARD b1897 d 1943 born in Littletown, Liversedge West Yorkshire 1897 – 1997 by Margaret Mitchell. A 32 page booklet published Christ Church Liversedge 1997 Price includes UK P&P

£4.00

Heckmondwike Urban District Official Handbook 1967

46 pages of adverts, photographs, history and facts and stuff

£10.00

Heckmondwike Urban District – Official Handbook 1973

42 pages handbook. Adverts, photographs and official information

£10.00

Heckmondwike in Times Past – Margaret M Wood

Heckmondwike in Times Past – Margaret M Wood. Undated Countryside Publication 48 pages of very interesting but poor quality illustrations. £5.00 The Price below includes UK Postage

£7.00

Images of England SPEN VALLEY compiled by Norman Ellis

First printed in 2001 by Tempus 23cm X 16cm a 128 page soft cover book with two illustrations per page and accompanying text. Obviously as the images of the title are photographs the history it covers are mainly from 20th century. Though it is crammed full of photographs, many of which I have not seen in any other publications, there are copious notes that add much to the illustrations. A well put together addition to any Spen Valley collection. The Price below includes UK P&P In the shop £10.00

£12.50

A Short History of Hartshead Church by Mabel Ferrett

A 16-page booklet undated but well-illustrated with line drawings. A good very brief, but comprehensive local history start. I have a copy available for £2.50 through post to UK address £4.00

£4.00

A History of Hartshead by Mabel Ferrett

Printed in 1967 by Huddersfield Examiner this small (but perfectly formed) little booklet, has photographs and line drawings. Only 14 pages but covers Robin Hood, Hammond Roberson, Patrick Bronte, Luddites, Chartists and World Wars. This can be delivered by our privatised Post Office (National asset sold off for private profit) for the modest sum of £4.00 (That is the total cost not just £4.00 delivery cost)

£4.00

History of the SPEN VALLEY 1780 – 1980 – Douglas Hird

Hird Douglas - History of the Spen Valley

An essential book for any Spen Valley collection. Published in 1985 written by Douglas Hird who spent 25 years as a reporter in the Spen Valley.  Up until being nine year old he attended Brighton Street Junior and Infants School, but moved out when his family emigrated (to Dewsbury).

The book is well illustrated and has an index. Overlaps a bit with Peel but brings us well into 20th century. Unlike Thompson, this is a very entertaining read (written by a journalist and not a Librarian, not that I have anything against librarians that is). It does have many interesting facts that you will not find elsewhere. Not as detailed as some of the SV personal memoirs, but in some way more entertaining for that.

History of the Spen Valley 1780 – 1980 – Douglas Hird

An essential book for any Spen Valley collection. Published in 1985 written by Douglas Hird who spent 25 years as a reporter in the Spen Valley.  Up until being nine year old he attended Brighton Street Junior and Infants School, but moved out when his family emigrated (to Dewsbury). The book is well illustrated and has an index. Overlaps a bit with Peel but brings us well into 20th century. Unlike Thompson, this is a very entertaining read (written by a journalist and not a Librarian, not that I have anything against librarians that is). It does have many interesting facts that you will not find elsewhere. Not as detailed as some of the SV personal memoirs, but in some way more entertaining for that. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£25.00

SPEN VALLEY – Reading list

The SPEN VALLEY a local History by Thomas William Thompson

Published in 1925 it originally appeared in the Heckmondwike Herald in column format, the deal done was to not take payment for in cash, but the type should be used to publish a limited edition in book form. That is why the book has very wide margins.
Thompson was the Librarian in Heckmondwike Library I don’t think he had any formal training as an Historian. The book is 355 pages long and usefully has an index but no illustrations. Overfull of lists of men, in some cases with questionable merit as to the reason for inclusion. The book for the most part looks to the History of the Spen Valley through the lens of the History of England with not a great deal of real “local” content, unless you count the lists of men.
I must admit I didn’t get off to a good start when he seemed to imply that prior to the Roman Conquest the Valley was inhabited by tribes of Hunter Gatherers, he seems to have missed the Bronze and Iron age altogether. I must excuse a lot of his opinions as writing in the 20’s the “Dark Ages” were still dark. He is very skimpy on two themes that are very much of Spen Valley History, the Luddites and Chartists.
Whatever my views, if you are seriously into Local History you need to read this book. If you are building a Spen Valley Book collection you need to own one.
I currently have a copy for sale for £45

SPEN VALLEY in old picture postcards by Gillian Cookson

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Published by European Library, Netherlands written Gillian Cookson in 1988 this a 8”X6” hard back is much more than it says on the tin. Yes, it is based on 76 postcards, but each is backed up by research from a highly skilled professional historian who adds commentary to each card that is readable informative and interesting.

The Gate Hangs High – Mildred Coldwell

Published in 1987 by Kirklee s Council an account of her growing up in the Spen Valley between the Wars. Well written illustrated by Barbara Ellis.

The Brontes in the Spen Valley – Mabel Ferrett

Originally published as Shirley Country in 1973 revised in 1997 102 pages Illustrated by Stanley Chapman with an index. My irrational antipathy to the cult of the Brontes has prevented me from reading this but having read other works by Mabel I have no doubts about readability.

The Brontes in the Spen Valley – Mabel Ferret

Originally published as Shirley Country in 1973 revised in 1997 102 pages Illustrated by Stanley Chapman with an index. My irrational antipathy to the cult of the Brontes has prevented me from reading this, but having read other works by Mabel I have no doubts about readability. This copy would be fine but for the annotations (just highlighting paragraphs really) by a previous owner, because of that I am offering it at a reduced price. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

Spenborough Official Handbook 1947/48

96 pages, water damage to the bottom of all the pages, does not obscure text or photographs just distracts from the booklet. Price includes P&P for UK destinations

£6.50

Borough of Spenborough

Borough of Spenborough – Souvenir of the Charter of Incorporation 1955

Hard Cover 40 pages printed on quality paper with descriptions of Spenborough, illustrated with photographs and line drawings of places and people. I have never seen another copy.

£25.00

BBA Digest October 1955

48 page 10X8 on quality paper with photographs of the factory, people, process, history and products including motorsport. Price includes postage or delivery within the UK

£7.50

BBA Digest October 1953

48 page 10X8 on quality paper with photographs of the factory, people, process, history and products including motorsport. Price includes postage or delivery within the UK

£7.50

Garnett – opening cleaning and carding machinery

36 page 11X8 booklet with illustrations and descriptions of machines produced in Cleckheaton by P & C Garnett Ltd. Undated but does say the firm is over 100 years old and the phone number is 3306. Mailed (or delivered) to UK locations £5.00

£5.00

Pennine Journey by William B Stocks

Being the History of the Railways, Tramways and Canals in Huddersfield and District. Printed and Published by THE ADVERTISER PRESS LTD> Huddersfield 1958. Card covers 98 pages tight clean copy no inscriptions. Posted to UK address

£7.50

Call Back Yesterday by Mavis Roberts

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. Delivered, or posted to any UK address

£10.00

Executioner The Chronicles of James Berry – Victorian Hangmen by Stuart P Evans

Published by Sutton Publishing in 2004, 356 pages indexed and illustrated I can despatch (no pun intended) a hardback copy to a UK address for

£12.50

The Father of the Brontë’s – His Life and Works at Dewsbury and Hartshead by W W Yates

The book is as good as new but for a few passages highlighted by a previous owner. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

YORKSHIRE

Yorkshire’s Ruined Abbeys by B. Wade
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Yorkshire’s Ruined Abbeys by B. Wade

Just to prove that the obsession with broken churches is not new, this publication was written about 1938. Approx. 7″ X 5″ 168 pages by Burrow & Co. London. 81 illustrations from photographs and drawings, 11 plans and 24 Coats of Arms. Of a size that fits in the pocket whilst rambling round Yorkshire. This copy has no stamps or inscriptions, only fault is a bit of foxing on Half Title. A very nice book.

£5.00

Horne’s Guide to Whitby

Horne’s Guide to Whitby and District 1974

Published by Horne and son “Whitby Gazette” 1974 vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 1898 Vol XIV

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 1898 VOL XIV

Green cloth with Gilt lettering and decorations, Blind Blocked front and back 554 pages with 9 illustrations places featured Pocklington, Pontefract, Hull, Cavalry, Wragby, Richmond, York, Burnsall. 64 pages the Domesday Book for Yorkshire and much much more. This is a very tidy clean book that weighs nearly 1kg

£25.00

About Yorkshire T & K Macquoid 1883

About Yorkshire by Thomas and Katherine MacQuoid – Published 1883

358 pages with an index with 67 illustrations. The contents are bright and not foxed, the spine is in good order but the front board is water stained (the only defect on this hansom book). This book weighs just under 1kg. so postage is pricey. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Flamborough : Village and Headland

Flamborough – Village and Headland edited by Robert Fisher.

Decorative Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st Edition 1894. Various Writers and Edited by Robert Fisher. A well illustrated edition with chapters including Geology, dialect, Birds, the church, botany, folk lore etc. Published in the original blue cloth covers. Quite a nice and rare example. Must be described as a Hansom book. There is a neat dedication on ffep otherwise no stamps or marks.

£55.00

The History and Antiquities of Knottingley in the Parish of Pontefract

The History and Antiquities of Knottingley in the Parish of Pontefract. With Historical Notices of the Neighbouring Villages of Birkin, Brotherton, Fryston & Ferrybridge. By FORREST, C. originally published by H. Williams & Knottingley: W.S. Hepworth, 1871 this reprint was published in 1992. This copy is fine with no stamps and inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

The Story of the East Riding of Yorkshire by H. B. Browne

Published by A Brown & Sons, Hull in 1912 with one hundred and seventy illustrations , 352 pages, map on rear endpapers, blue cloth illustrated. A very clean tight copy no stamps or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Movie Makers and Picture Palaces – GJ Mellor

An interesting and definitive history of the film industry in Yorkshire, regarded as ‘The Cradle of the Industry’ by many in the profession. Includes history of film making and film making pioneers, film equipment used, important films made, and the development of cinema in the region. Soft covers, p.324, illustrated with b&w photographs. Very good condition. Posted to any UK location

£12.00

On the Trail of the Luddites by Lesley Kipling & Nick Hall Illustrations by Eric Richardson

56 page illustrated booklet published by the Pennine Heritage Network in 1982 Through the post to any UK destination £7.50

£7.50

Tramways in West Yorkshire

Tramways in West Yorkshire by H Brearley – Locomotion Papers No. Thirteen

44 page illustrated booklet. Price through the post in UK

£7.00

The Beautiful and Historic Villages of Yorkshire (1907)

Published by The Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury, Albion Street, we think in 1907villages of Yorshire090

. Hard back binding in publisher’s original black paper covered boards, gilt title lettering to the front cover. Landscape 8vo. 6½” x 8¼”. Contains 119 printed pages with map, captioned monochrome photograph to every right hand leaf and good descriptive text opposite

Villages of Yorkshire

Hard back binding in publisher’s original black paper covered boards, gilt title lettering to the front cover. Landscape 8vo. 6½” x 8¼”. Contains 119 printed pages with map, captioned monochrome photograph to every right hand leaf and good descriptive text opposite

£10.00

Pennine Journey by William B Stocks

Being the History of the Railways, Tramways and Canals in Huddersfield and District. Printed and Published by THE ADVERTISER PRESS LTD> Huddersfield 1958. Card covers 98 pages tight clean copy no inscriptions. Posted to UK address

£7.50

York a Survey 1959

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1959 Local Executive Committee on the occasion of the meeting of the British Association in York 1959 first edition hardback, 198 pages; Very Good, clean and sound copy, burgundy boards have gilt titling and crest, no dj; Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Literary Visitors to Yorkshire by Alan Hindle

128 pages soft cover. Published by Hesketh 1980 well illustrated, index. vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Folk Tales from the North York Moors – Peter N Walker

Robert Hale – Soft Cover – 1990 176 pages vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Ghosts & Legends of Yorkshire – Andy Roberts

Jarrod 1992. 128 pages, illustrated vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Great Skipton Show by Roger Mason

Readers Union 1980 a fine book in a near fine dj. 190 pages, illustrated. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Nowt so Queer as Folk – Derrick Boothroyd

A book of reminiscence about Yorkshire and Yorkshiremen published 1976 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.50

BATLEY

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Oakwell Hall Geoffrey Woledge

First published by Kirklees Cultural Services in 1978 this is the 1992 revised edition. 24 pages, illustrated soft cover vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Oakwell Hall by Geoffrey Woledge

32 page 1978 booklet published by Museums Service Through post

£5.00

History and Description of Oakwell Hall and Manor by J Sprittles

A 1946 booklet 52 pages illustrated. Price includes postage to all locations in the United Kingdom

£10.00

Times Past in Batley & Birstall

16 pages of local history through the post to any UK address

£2.50

Borough of Batley – Civic Week – 1948 – Official Handbook

34 page 9X6 booklet, no illustrations. Through the post

£4.00

The History of Batley 1800-1974 by Malcolm H. Haigh

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. £25.00

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102.

Batley Parish Church School 1861 – 1961
The Batley Variety Club Review Vol 1 No. 1

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

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102.

Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 years – George A Greenwood

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102. This is a fine book in a near fine dj (clipped). The price below includes UK P&P

£35.00

Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 years – George A Greenwood

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102. This is an ex-library book in Library binding with no dj – labels and stamps on endpapers and title pages but otherwise a fine copy. Through the post to UK address.

£10.00

Batley Official Guide

Batley Official Guide and Industrial Review

Early 60’s 52 pages well illustrated Posted to any UK address

£7.50

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

Batley Working Men’s Club & Institute 1872 – 1972 SOLD

Batley & District Hospital Bazaar Souvenir Handbook 1926

Pretty tatty copy, but where else would you find one. 104 pages with a bit of history and of a few people and buildings, the old, present and proposed hospitals. But to me the greatest interest is in the local advertisements (there are a number of national adverts). The best illustration to me though was the Batley Co-op. SOLD

THE YORKSHIRE DALESMAN – 1939 To 1944

I have 1204 “Dalesman” titles in stock and have ambitions to get round to listing them all. I have decided to use calendar years rather than the volume years (that the “Dalesman” use). They do make excellent birthday or anniversary presents for Yorkshire folk (or even non Yorkshire folks come to that, we can’t all have been born in Yorkshire). At the moment I have at least one copy of every issue from April 1939 to November 2020.

The Yorkshire Dalesman April 1939 Vol 1 No. 1

APRIL Dales Folk by Ella Pontefract, Historian wanted for Kettleswelldale by C J Cutcliffe-Hyne, A Yorkshire Climbing Nursery by Godfrey Wilson, The Man of the Dales by W Riley, Past and Present in the Dales by M’Duke Miller, Do you know the Hill Brunillo? by Lettice Cooper, Adult Education in Craven, What Town Planning Means by F R Birkhead, It was still raining by Leonard Cooper, The Vacant Wine-Red Moor by Donald Boyd, The “Three Peaks”, Stories of Craven’s Grand Old Man by Norman Thorner and Public Access to Mountains by A Creech Jones MP. Through the post to any UK address.

£12.00

The Yorkshire Dalesman April 1939 The first One

I have a copy I have repaired so it looks complete but it has a 1/4 of the front cover missing, replaced with facsimile. Posted to UK address

£5.00

APRIL Dales Folk by Ella Pontefract, Historian wanted for Kettleswelldale by C J Cutcliffe-Hyne, A Yorkshire Climbing Nursery by Godfrey Wilson, The Man of the Dales by W Riley, Past and Present in the Dales by M’Duke Miller, Do you know the Hill Brunillo? by Lettice Cooper, Adult Education in Craven, What Town Planning Means by F R Birkhead, It was still raining by Leonard Cooper, The Vacant Wine-Red Moor by Donald Boyd, The “Three Peaks”, Stories of Craven‘s Grand Old Man by Norman Thorner and Public Access to Mountains by A Creech Jones MP.

MAY I work in the Dales by Phyllis Bentley, Over the Green by Joan Ingilby, Coverdale to Colsterdale by A J Brown. The Ilkly Swastika By Leslie Barringer, The Red Squirrel by Phyllis Kelway, An Old Dales Account book By Ella Pontefract, Lord Ribblesdale: “The Ancester” By Norman Thorner, The Legacy of the Monks By TC Calvert, Fishing in Airdale By Winifred Birkbeck and The Revival of the Village by HSE Snelson.

JUNE Mr James R Gregson Makes a Sad Confession. Silence in the Fells by Florence Bone. The Three Peak Walk by Frank S Smythe, Wild Garlic in Wharfdale by Phyllis Kelway, A Kyrielle of the Dales by Stanley Umpleby. Evolution of Yorkshire Dalesfolk by J Fairfax Blakeborough, In Never Rains by Leonard Cooper, Where Swale is Born by W Riley. Open Pastures by Ella Pontefract, Adam Sedgwick: A man of Dent by Norman Thorner, Home to the Dales by Kathleen Binns, A Farmers Hymn by EBA Somerset, Refugees in the Dales, Young Farmers Clubs in Craven by J Robb

JULY The Ship Model by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe. The Common Whitethroat by Phullis Kelway, Epitaph for a Dalesman, Where Yore is born by W Eiley, John Hartley the Yorkshire Dialect Poet by W J Halliday, Journeys into other Dales by Ella Pontefract, A Motor Run through the Dales By Ben Wade, Canoes in the Dales by Ernest Roylance, Haliwell Sutcliffe; A man of the Moors by Norman Thornber, A dales Farmer Keeps up with the Times by Norman Thornber

AUGUST Dalesfolk by Florence Bone. The Musical Owl by Phullis Kelway, Barns and Laithes of Craven by James Walton, In Praise of Yorkshire by William Harebutt Dawson, Memories of Auld Swaledale by E Greenwood, Norway and the Dales by Ella Pontefract, A Hack from Dale to Dale By Alfred Vowles,Tom Twisleton: The Craven Poet By Norman Thornber, Crafts in the Dales by L M Douglas

SEPTEMBER Dale Life and Myths by Fairfax-Blakeborough, Doremouse in the Dales by Phyllis Kelway,Evening in Dentdale by Charles Bragg, Recording Yorkshire Dialects by Bruff, Another Dales Motor Run by Ewbank, Norwegian and Dale Farming By Ponefract, Some Mythical Yorkshire Characters by CL Wood, Harriet Byles a Yorkshire Preacher, An Unconventional Fisherman by Birbeck, Kettlewell Holds its Show,

OCTOBER Newcomers to the Dales, The Harvester by John Earl, Owd John the Cobbler by Thos. Thirkill, The Hedgehog, More “Daft” Villages, Henry Harrison: Cave Guide, Through the Gateway of Northumbria, Yorkshire’s part in Poultry Industry

NOVEMBER Churches and Chapels, Two Yorkshir Novels, Nidderdale in November (verse), The Water Shrew, Children and Neighbours, Susan Peacock, Lighter side of Dales Life, Dances of the Dales

DECEMBER Garsdale and Dentdale by W Riley – Poem by Q Nicholas – Guilty or Not Guiltu By D U Ratcliffe – Christmas in the dales by Pontefract & Hartley – The Yellow -Knecked Mouse By Phyllis Kelway – An Unchanged Dale by Percy Robinson

The Yorkshire Dalesman 1939 April to December

Please specify month required. Posted to UK address

£7.50

The first few years the covers were the same for a year at a time changing each April though the colour changed.

The Yorkshire Dalesman 1940 to 2020

Please specify what year and month you require’ The price includes postage to any UK address. If you are unfortunate enough not to live in Yorkshire or near enough to visit regularly, in other words, out with the UK please ask me about postage rates.

£5.00

Engravings & Prints

Any books shop that has been open for a while accumulates Engravings and Prints saved from books past saving. Most second-hand book dealers have a problem with throwing anything away and are convinced that whatever the object, there is someone out there (touch of the X Files) who would just love to own the object in question and would be willing to pay a token price and postage to own it.

William Mackenzie, London, Edinburgh, & Glasgow

27 Victorian Engravings of Famous Men & Women

Albert Edward Prince of Wales – Henry VIII – Richard Cobden – Washington – Cromwell – Lord Bacon – Napoleon III – Lord Palmerston – Robert Peel – Luther – Elizabeth – Shakspere – Gladstone – Charles I – Charles II – Salisbury – William III – Cranmer – Prince Albert – Clyde – Drake – Disraeli – Victoria – Mary Queen of Scots – Wellington – Napoleon I – Through the Post to UK Address £12.5

£12.50

York Cathedral (York Minsters Sunday name, second biggest Gothic building in the world)

York Cathedral – set of engravings

2 external views, 4 internal views, a plan and the text. Sorry but I have forgotten what book they came from. Price includes post and packaging (or local, bicycle delivery) to UK addresses.

£6.00

Canterbury Cathedral – Engravings

1 external view, 2 internal views. Sorry but I have forgotten what book they came from. Price includes post and packaging (or local, bicycle delivery) to UK addresses.

£5.00

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