BRADFORD – Thornton – Wike – Horton

Rambles Round Horton by William Cudworth

First printed in 1886, this undated reprint by Mountain Press has 246 pages it is a fine copy in a fine dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

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

A Century of Public Transport in Bradford 1882-1982 by DJ Croft

24 page Occasional Local Publication No. 4 Bradford MC 8X6 illustrated Posted to any UK Address

£5.00

Thornton in Times Past by Alan Whitworth

Thornton in Times Past by Alan Whitworth

48 pages mainly illustrations with explanatory text published 1987. The quality of the reproduction of the photographs is much better than illustrations in other books in the same series. A couple of places a previous owner has underlined text. The price includes UK P&P

£6.50

WIKE “Where they’re all alike” Memories of Wyke Village

WIKE – “Where they’re all alike”

60 pages well illustrated undated Price below includes UK P&P

£12.50

Written by Geoff J Mellor in 1983 , printed in Huddersfield, this is 64 soft covered publication that attempts to list, in most cases with photos the sixty or so cinemas the city (including Shipley) has possessed. Not all at the same time.

A good solid reference work.

 

 

The Chartist Rising in Bradford

The Chartist Risings in Bradford

D.G. Wright. Bradford Libraries and Information Service, 1987. £3.00

Since the publication of AJ Peacock’s Bradford Chartism 1838-40, in 1969, there has been a great need of a continuation of the story, particularly to include the events in the tumultuous year of 1848, when Bradford played a crucial part in ‘the greatest mass movement of working class political and social protest in British history’. This opinion was emphasised but never elaborated upon some twenty years ago by FC Mather in his Historical Association pamphlet on Chartism, in which he stated that ‘the Bradford District of the West Riding was perhaps the most outstanding centre of physical force Chartism in England in the spring of 1848’. Until now it has only been possible to follow the story in newspapers of the period or in doctoral theses and so the appearance of David Wright’s booklet is to be greatly welcomed.

Few historians are better qualified to write upon this subject than Dr Wright, who for over twenty years has made a special study of the social and political history of nineteenth century Bradford, and the booklet does not disappoint. In particular he treads a judicious path between the importance of local details and the wider implications of regional and national events. Most important of all he gives full consideration to the effect Anglo-Irish relationships had upon Bradford’s volatile population during a period of great industrial unrest.

Almost thirty years ago Asa Briggs in Chartist Studies urged historians to recognise that the all-embracing concept of the six points of the Charter motivated different social groups in different times and places with differing degrees of intensity. Dr Wright has produced a model essay on the Briggs pattern in which he analyses Chartism in Bradford, from its roots in the Great Strike of 1825 to the Anti-Poor Law agitation in the late 1830s and on to the first rising in January 1840. But it is in the later events that the author breaks new ground, looking in detail at the Plug-drawing riots of 1842 and the more menacing threats to law and order in 1848. Of particular interest is the changing composition of both the Chartist leadership and its supporters during the whole period. At first the movement was dominated by men with English names, often hand-weavers from the outer townships, especially Horton, but after 1840 it took on an Irish tinge, being increasingly dominated by the bete-noir of the Bradford middle classes, the hard drinking, wife-beating George White, and his fellow-Irishman, John Smyth.

In retrospect Chartism seems to have been a dismal failure, but that point of view fails to do justice to important and enduring aspects of the movement that were without violent intent, notably the Temperance Chartists and those bodies concerned with Adult Education, Co-operation and Social Christianity. It also forgets the powerful radical political heritage which Chartism bestowed on the West Riding, for the radical tradition was nourished by memories of the stirring events of the 1840s. It is no coincidence that towards the end of the century the West Riding became the most important centre of Independent Labour Party activity, with Bradford always to the fore.

J.A.J.

The Chartist Risings in Bradford – D G Wright

74 page booklet Pub 1987′ The price below includes postage in UK

£7.50

Roger of Manningham or The Wild Boar of Undercliffe

1900 (or there about, not the 2020 reprint) Princess Theatre, Bradford, Book of Words 32 page programme with adverts. Complete but tape on the spine. Price is for the item posted to UK address.

£5.00

Textile Voices = Mill Life This Century – Olive Howarth – Bradford Heritage Unit

84 pages well illustrated To any UK abode £7.50

£7.50

Bradford by Joseph Fieldhouse

2nd revision paperback published in 1981 (first published in 1972) 216 pages with illustrations and index. A fine paperback copy. Delivered to your UK address

£7.50

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

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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 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

Church Guides

Old Quaker Places of Craven & The Story of Settle Meeting House

two short booklets on Quakers in the Dales f 2005 and 2015 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.50

Beverly Minster A Brief History by J. Reay Forster

Published by A Brown and Sons Hull 1963 f Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.50

The Lastingham Play – Being Scenes from the lives of Northumbrian Saints by C.J. McDougall

On the front it says “Lastingham Church 13th Centenary 654 – 1954” could that be when it was published? Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.50

The Story of Louth Parish Church by Humphrey W Burton

Published by BPC Fine Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.50

A Guide to the Church of St.Michael and All Angels Thornhill by T Charlesworth

A well printed and illustrated 32 page guide. By post to UK address £3.50

£3.50

Rievaulx Abbey and The Helmsley District

Undated but priced at 2/- probably 60’s, a 36 page booklet illustrated with some line drawings and what looks like woodcuts. Posted to UK addresses £3.50

£3.50

Rievaulx Abbey Yorkshire – Official Guide

1938 with fold out plan. Posted to UK Address

£4.00

Whitby Abbey by Peter Hood

Published by Hood & Co in 1927. A 68 page illustrated softcover book. Price includes UK postage

£3.50

Kilburn – Yorkshire by LF Peltor

28 page guide about village and church undated Price includes UK postage

£3.50

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Guide to Coventry Cathedral 1959

Well illustrated 32 pages

£3.00

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceConditionDate
Hamilton-DalrympleA New Guide to Helmsley Parish£2.50vg1985
Ferrett MabelA Short History of Hartshed Church£2.50vg1993
APBirstall Gospel Temperence Soc. Community Church£2.50vg1982
Lamb John WBridlington Priory ChurchBPC£2.50vg
UnstatedChrist Church Liversedge 1816-1966£2.50vg1966
Peltor LFKilburnBPC£2.50vg
Williams ErnestRievaulx Abbey & Helmsley DistrictChurch£2.00vg+
Charlesworth TSt. Michael and All Angels Thornhill£2.00vg+
Jackson AlfredThe Churches of ScarboroughBPC£2.50vg1955
Hood PeterWhitby AbbeyHood & Co£2.50vg1927
Austin GeorgeWhitby Old Parish ChurchChurch£2.50vg1950
Burton Humphrey WThe Story of Louth Parish ChurchBPC£2.50f
Forester J ReayBeverly Minster A Brief HistoryA Brown£2.50vg1963
McDougal Katherine JThe Lastingham PlayShears£2.50vg

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.

HUDDERSFIELD

The Story of Huddersfield
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The Story of Huddersfield – Roy Brook

published by MacGibbon & Kee 1968 1st edition Fine book in Fine dj no stamps or inscriptions. 394 pages with index photographs, in text illustration, fold out sections. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

The Huddersfield Choral Society 1836-1986 – R A Edwards

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

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 Dales

KINGSDALE The Valley of the Vikings by Frederic Riley

KINGSDALE The Valley of the Vikings by Frederic Riley

Gleanings From a Yorkshire Valley Published in Skipton by The Craven Herald Ltd. Undated but has an inter war feel, I have found mention of this publication but none for sale. 34 page booklet, the cover is dusty contents very bright No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£25.00

Appleby-In-Westmorland and WARCOP by Michael Ffinch
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Appleby-In-Westmorland and WARCOP by Michael Ffinch

Published by Titus Wilson & Sons, Kendal in 1984 1st edition. must have been a short run as I can’t find another for sale. This is a fine copy. No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

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

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Lilliput February 1948

Includes a set of four photographs entitled “Hail, Hell and Halifax” by Bill Brandt and J P W Mallalieu. Brant was a German photographer and Mallalieu Labour MP for Huddersfield so I presume Brant took the photographs and Mallalieu provided the text. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.50

A Hundred Years of the Halifax

A Hundred Years of the Halifax by G A Hobson

Batsford 1953 1st edition dj chipped Book vg+ No stamps, labels or inscriptions. 190 pages index and illustrations. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

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

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

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

LEEDS

The Famous CITY VARIETIES – SOUVENIR BROCHURE
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The Famous CITY VARIETIES – SOUVENIR BROCHURE

24 page well illustrated with two pages loose otherwise vg. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Churches of Leeds – R V Taylor

Published by Simkin, Marshall LONDON – Richard Jackson LEEDS in MDCCCLXXV (1875) Brown cloth vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£17.50

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

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

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

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