HALIFAX – BRIGHOUSE – SHIBDEN HALL (home of “Gentleman Jack”) – HEPTONSTALL

Old Halifax

The Story of Old Halifax by T W Hanson

This book has been reprinted many times but this is a first edition published by F King & Sons Halifax in 1920. On quality paper with illustrations. 286 pages with an index with maps on endpapers (though front map does have a private bookplate (George Horsefall Frodsham, Bishop who for some reason felt the need to sign his name on the title page) the red cloth is faded but otherwise a tight clean copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£25.00

SHIBDEN HALL – Halifax

A strange on one this, a 12X9 folder produces (undated) by Calderdale Museums Service. Entrance to the Hall was Adults 15P and Children 8P so after 1971 but I suspect not long after, the telephone number was 52246.

This consists of a folder with loose pages (A4) 32 pages in all printed on glossy paper, there is no index so I can’t tell if any pages are missing. The cover is a bit dusty but the inserts are as new, well illustrated.

The piece on Ann Lister fails to mention her sexuality.

Shibden Hall – Halifax – Folder

A strange on one this, a 12X9 folder produces (undated) by Calderdale Museums Service. Entrance to the Hall was Adults 15P and Children 8P so after 1971 but I suspect not long after, the telephone number was 52246. To any UK address

£10.00

Thoresby Society

Thoresby Society Miscellanea 1923 Vol XXVIII Part 1

A Dialect in Architecture – Some Buildings of the Seventeenth Century in the Parish of Halifax (64 pages well illustrated) Extracts from the Leeds Mercury 1742 – 1760 (31 pages) The book is in much better condition than you would expect for a 98 year old publication, no inscriptions no foxing or decolourization of the pages, covers and binding intact. Through the post to addresses within the UK

£20.00

Buildings of Brighouse – David Norcliffe

60 pages published by Brighouse Civic Trust 1978 85 buildings described many with illustrations. Through post or delivered in UK £3.50

£5.00

Wainhouse History Trail Compiled by Colin Spencer

22 page illustrated booklet undated, slight stains on cover In the post £2.50

£4.00

Heptonstall History Trail

Compiled for Calder Civic Trust by Philip Round. First published in 1972 this is the 1973 fourth (revised) edition. Back cover a bit on the scruffy side, otherwise vg. Through post to Heptonstall (or to any other less lofty, UK location)

£4.00

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BRIGHOUSE Portrait of a Town by R Mitchell

Illustrated by Albert T Pile Published by Brighouse Corporation 1953 214 pages and a 18 page index. This is a near fine copy but with no dust jacket. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

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

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 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

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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

DERBYSHIRE

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Pictures in Colour of Derbyshire and the Peak Country

Undated but I think it was printed in 1905. Published by Jarrold & Sons. 50 charmingly colourful pictures, each is printed on only one side of the page with accompanying text. A slight stain on the front cover, otherwise a very good book. The price below includes P&P for all UK destinations

£12.50

Roman Derbyshire by Tom Garlick

A Dalesman Mini-Book The price includes UK postage, obviously if I can ever open again it would be cheaper in my shop.

£5.00

Blacks Guide to Derbyshire 1872

Adam and Charles Black 1872. 290 pages, green cloth with gilt lettering. A very neat and tight copy vg+. ffep missing but still a very good copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

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Odd Corners in Derbyshire – William T Palmer

Skeffington and Son 1948 vg book and dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

LEEDS

History of Kirkstall Abbey (pub. 1847)

History of Kirkstall Abbey Yorkshire – Antquarian and Picturesque

Re-Published by Henry Wasbourne New Bridge Street Blackfriars LONDON 1847. 228 pages illustrated with engravings. Blind Blocked Blue cloth 8″ X 5″ Gold lettering to spine, private book plate and printed photos tipped onto endpapers. Boards and book vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£35.00

Leeds Industrial Co-Operative Society Jubilee 1897

Leeds Industrial Co-Operative Society – Jubilee Celebration 1897 – George Jacob Holyoake

Printed in 1897 260 pages with many illustrations and a comprehensive history of the co-op to that date. A complete copy showing signs of it’s age. 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.

£15.00

Links With Bygone Leeds – by Joseph Sprittles

Thoresby Society 1969 124 pages well illustrated vg 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.

£5.00

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

Old Inns and Pubs of Leeds by Barrie Pepper

Published by Alewords in 1997 66 pages well illustrated a fine copy, in the post in the UK for a total of £5.00

£5.00

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LEEDS – Ivan Broadhead

Published in 1990 146 pages well illustrated in Black & White and Colour, photographs and drawings. I must admit I have looked at the pictures but have not read it but it seems a good Balance of illustrations and text and helpfully has an index. Price Below includes UK P&P

£6.50

LEEDS the back to front inside out upside down city – Patrick Nuttgens

Leeds the back to front inside out upside down city – Patrick Nuttgens

A 70 page well illustrated paperback published in 1979 The price below includes UK P&P

£7.50

Leeds Cinemas Remembered – Robert E Preedy

56 pages of Photos and Facts in a 8″X6″ paperback published privately(?) in 1980 this fine copy is available in my shop for £10

LEEDS CINEMAS REMEMBERED

56 pages of Photos and Facts in a 8″X6″ paperback published privately(?) in 1980 Price below includes UK P&P

£12.00

History of Adel, Yorkshire by Val Crompton

92 pages, b&w and colour illustrations published in 2009 Through the post to UK addresses £7.50

£7.50

Basinful of Fun – about 1952 –

Published by F Youngman in Leeds in the early 50’s Cartoons stories illustrations and jokes. I have numbers 48 -50 – 53 – 54 – 58 – 59 – 61-73 – 89 for sale In the Shop £1.50 each in the post to UK address £2.50 each (specify number) If your desire is for more than one Basinful of fun add £1.50 for each copy after one e.g. 3 copies would cost £5,50 delivered to your UK door.

£2.50

Leeds United The Revie Years – by Con Egan

God tight copy Through the post to any UK address

£9.00

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Holbeck & New Wortley – Old Ordnance Survey Map

Yorkshire Sheet 218.05 The Godfrey Edition Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

DALESMAN MAGAZINE

The Dalesman was first published in March of 1939 as “The Yorkshire Dalesman”. From March 1939 to November 2020 At the moment I have every issue in stock along with other “Dalesman” publications I have a total of 1206 items in stock offered for sale.

The Dalesman is still going strong and is the UK’s best selling regional magazine, I would obviously claim it is the best regional magazine as it is about the best County in England or indeed the world.

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They make excellent Birthday or anniversary presents, much better than a Birthday card for Yorkshire Lads and Lasses.

The Index for Number one includes; 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.

I do have an ambition to list all the idiocies in a searchable data-base, but as I say, that is an ambition.

I do have a copy of number one with half the front page missing (cover) I am willing to sell that for £5 with a photocopy of the missing piece.

Dalesman Number one April 1959

Not one of the recent reprints

£10.00

Dalesman Magazine – Back Issues

Please specify the year and month. Any but number 1. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

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The Yorkshire Dalesman – J C Barringer

Published by Dalesman Publishing Company 1982 first edition vg 176 page soft cover well illustrated with index. 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.

£5.00

I now have 1,206 “Dalesman publications” catalogued (large numbers of “Cumbria” yet to do) please contact me if you are looking for anything in particular.

If you are interested in any of the above titles and want more information please let me know and I can either answer your questions, send a PayPal invoice or make any other arrangement. Note that the price shown above does not include shipping.

YORKSHIRE

Horne’s Guide to Whitby
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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

Roberttown

Roberttown Parish Magazine 1933

Roberttown Parish Magazine 1933

All 1933 issues bound into one volume. Not a lot about Roberttown, other than adverts, but a few snippets that cast an eye on Village life. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Roberttown

A 20 page, sort of Town Guide produced by North Kirklees Youth Action in 1983. Through the post in UK £2.50

£2.50

Roberttown Parish Magazine Jan 1938 062

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.

All Saints Robert Town Parish Magazine January 1938

Not a lot about Roberttown but lots of averts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.00

All Saints Robert Town Parish Magazine June 1938

Not a lot about Roberttown but lots of averts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.00

All Saints Robert Town Parish Magazine August 1938

Not a lot about Roberttown but lots of averts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.00

HUDDERSFIELD

The Huddersfield Choral Society 1836-1986 – R A Edwards
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And the Glory – The Huddersfield Choral Society 1836 – 1986 – R A Edwards

A very clean HB with fine dj – ffep missing and a blanked out stamp so probably ex-library Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

The Almondburian

Two Issues of “The Almondburian” King James Grammar School

Tw booklets No. 39 and No. 41 April and December 1927about 36 pages with local adverts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£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.

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. Posted to any UK address (including Huddersfield)

£7.50

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

Huddersfield Official Handbook (1960)

HUDDERSFIELD OFFICIAL HANDBOOK (1960)

Now there are Handbooks and Town Guides, but this is something on a different level, published by Pyramid Press Limited (London) in 1960 (undated but the mayor who signed off this book served a959-1960). 272 glossy pages with advertisements from most of the prominent businesses of the time. A 30 page history well illustrated and fold out maps of the town. 10X7, this copy has tape (neatly) to the spine and page edges of the cover, does not detract from the quality. Through the post to UK destinations

£15.00

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

The Charter Our Right! Huddersfield Chartism Re-Considered (2018) edited by John A. Hargreaves

https://undergroundhistories.wordpress.com/the-charter-our-right-book-review/ 128 pages published by Huddersfield Local History Society, still in print though ABE, Amazon and Waterstones don’t have a copy. I am offering this copy, through the post to any UK address for £10.00

£10.00

A Pictorial History of the Huddersfield & District Police Force

A Pictorial History of the Huddersfield & District Police Force – By Steve Holberry

Print City. Soft Cover, 200x210mm. Huddersfield Police Force from the earliest records to the present day. 82pp plus covers. Illustrated in black and white. Very Good. Price below includes UK P&P

£15.00

Huddersfield Norman Culley, 1939. Blue cloth with printed title to front cover. Not dated, but the drawings are dated 1938 and 1939. With 25 pencil drawings. The collage distorts the illustrations as most are landscape format. A nice tidy copy for £10.00

The Second Book of Huddersfield – A Sketch Book

Huddersfield Norman Culley, 1939. Blue cloth with printed title to front cover. Not dated, but the drawings are dated 1938 and 1939. With 25 pencil drawings. The collage distorts the illustrations as most are landscape format. Price below includes UK P&P

£12.50

Guide to the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Huddersfield Broad Canal

The book is not dated and credits no author but credits members of Inland Waterways Association. Later additions credit David Taylor and this addition has a dedication to Alan and Jean Taylor so I suspect he had a part in writing this. Though undated as this copy is pre-decimal it is earlier than copies I have seen for sale. 28 pages with maps drawings and photographs. I can supply through the postal system for the combined price of £7.50 to UK locations.

£7.50

Colne Valley Labour Party – Souvenir Centenary History

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party, 1991. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 84pp with illustrations. Colne Valley Division Labour Union was formed in 1891 – the second oldest independent labour party organisation after Bradford; a founder of the ILP in 1893.Tom Mann was its first parliamentary candidate and Victor Grayson its first MP. Delivered to any UK address for £20.00

£20.00

Slavery in Yorkshire

This new collection of essays based upon a conference at the University of Huddersfield, generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, explores the links between Richard Oastlers extraordinarily influential campaign against child labour in Yorkshire after 1830 and the remarkably successful campaign to abolish the transatlantic slave trade led by Yorkshire MP William Wilberforce before 1807. With contributions from D. Colin Dews, Dr John Halstead, Dr John A. Hargreaves, Dr Janette Martin, Professor Edward Royle and Professor James Walvin, it evaluates the distinctively Yorkshire context of both movements and offers a re-assessment of Oastlers contribution to their success. It reveals how Oastlers associations with both evangelical Anglicanism and Nonconformity, especially Methodism, stimulated and sustained his involvement in the ten-hour factory movement and examines the role of the regional press, local grass-roots organisation and Oastlers powerful oratory in helping to secure a successful outcome to the campaign. In a foreword, the Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, a leading figure in both the regional and national commemoration of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 2007, commends this wide-ranging historical study with its broad perspective as an important contribution to making us all more informed on the whole theme of slavery today. Delivered to UK Address £15.00

£15.00

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary – CARNIVAL AND GALA WEEK -1928

Official Souvenir Handbook 48 pages mainly adverts with a few hospital related photographs. Posted to any UK address £5.00

£5.00

Local Transport 1870 – 1940 Kirklees Camera

62 pages of local transport photographs good quality. Posted to UK addresses

£7.50

History of the Huddersfield Woollen Industry by W B Crump

1935 132 pages with illustrations. County Borough of Huddersfield The Tolson Memorial Museum Publications. To any UK address

£9.00

ANGELS, DANES and NORSE in the District of HUDDERSFIELD by WG Collingwood

Published in 1921 soft cover 64 pages with illustrations Posted to any UK address

£8.50

Bronte Stuff

Thornton and the Brontës by William Scruton
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Thornton and the Brontë’s by William Scruton

Pictorial Cloth gilt lettering published John Dale 1898 no stamps or inscriptions, end papers foxed but book and covers almost fine, 146 p., illus. T.e.g. A history of the Bronte family when they lived at Thornton, in Yorkshire for five years before moving on to Haworth. Rev. Bronte was minister of the Old Bell Chapel at Thornton and was the birthplace of all Mr. Bronte’s children who lived to become famous. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£50.00

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The Brontë’s by William Scruton

( Formerly Thornton and the Brontë’s.) Published by The Arthur Dobson Publishing Co, Bradford, 1968 Paperback 146 pages vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

The Brontë’s in Ireland or Facts Greater than Fiction by Dr. William Wright


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The Brontë’s in Ireland or Facts Greater than Fiction by Dr. William Wright

Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1893. 1st edition. 308 pages. Frontispiece illustrated with b/w plate of Patrick Bronte’s birthplace, with tissue facing. Additional 17 plates in text. Pages clean, good condtion. Green endpapers lightly worn at spine. Green cloth faded at spine and edges. Embossed gilt title on upper cover. This copy was owned by the Spen Valley Historian Frank Peel. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£45.00

The Brontë’s in the Spen Valley – Mabel Ferrett
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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

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Brief Life of the Brontë’s – Royston Millmore

Brown cloth with gilt lettering and illustration. 60 pages. Published by W R Millmore, Howarth Road, Bradford in 1947 1st edition no stamps or inscriptions, very clean copy, illustrated. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Haworth and Brontë’s A Visitor’s Guide – By WR Mitchell

A Dalesman Publication Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

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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

“More Precious Than Rubies” Mary Taylor: friend of Charlotte Bronte, a strong minded woman by Joan Bellamy

As new but for a few marks in text by previous owner. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Bronte Society Transactions Part 95  #5 of Vol 18 1985 £1.00

The Life of the Brontes by Richard Crookshank

12 page pamphlet, undated. £1.00 in the shop, £2.50 by post (in UK)

£2.50

Local History – Local to somebody – (not Spen Valley)

A History of Blaydon
a-history-of-blaydon

A History of Blaydon – Winlaton and District Local History Society

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 182pp with b/w and colour photos and illustrations with folding maps – red vinyl 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.

£25.00

English Methodism in Aberystwyth by Mary Brown

English Methodism in Aberystwyth by Mary Brown

Published by Printed by the Cambrian News Ltd., Aberystwyth, 1969. 96 pages green cloth gilt lettering fine condition. 1st edition. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Published in 1988 by Yorkshire Art Circus “It takes generations to develop a sense of place but less time to destroy a community” over 100 people talk about their homes and houses describing the affect the Strike and it’s aftermath.

Privy to Privatisation

Communities Under the Hammer – Privy to Privatisation – People’s History of Yorkshire

Published in 1988 by Yorkshire Art Circus “It takes generations to develop a sense of place but less time to destroy a community” over 100 people talk about their homes and houses describing the affect the Strike and it’s aftermath. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

In true Einsteinian logic, all things are relative, thus allowing a book shop in the heart of the West Riding to classify a book about an obscure church in Egypt as Local History.

INGS with HUGILL A Westmorland Village.

INGS with HUGILL A Westmorland Village. Published in 1993 in aid of the St. Anne’s Church Restoration Fund the title page does not credit any author but I have seen it credited to Elizabeth and Spencer Crookenden. A 74 page soft covered book well illustrated £5.00 Posted to any UK address

£10.00

LONDON – A sketch Book in Pen and Pencil

LONDON – A sketch Book in Pen and Pencil with descriptions of the Chief Places of interest to Visitors. I cant find a date on this 24 page booklet other than 1951 inscribed by a previous owner on the front page, that feels about right. Published by the RA Publishing Co. Ltd. London. Posted to London (or any other UK address.

£5.00

Monks and Shepherds in the Yorkshire Dales by Dr. Arthur Raistrick

Monks & Shepherds in the Yorkshire Dales (nearly local to me) by Arthur Raistrick. A 22 page booklet published by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Committee in1976 reprinted (as this is) in 1980 Posted to any address in Yorkshire (or to other less blessed parts of the UK)

£4.00

Short Note on the History of St. Sargius Church, The Oldest Church in Egypt where the Holy Family lived during the flight to Egypt. The title is nearly as long as the 8 pages of this booklet. £ 2.50

The COTSWOLD COUNTRY Brief Guide & Gazetteer – Third Enlarged Edition 40 pages 30 Pictures and 4 Maps – £2.50

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