Dewsbury as it Was and Spen Valley a landscape of hamlets, written by Christopher Scargill and Richard Lee (I worked with Richard at Metro in the early eighties before it was sold off for a bargain price).
Both books are 12 X 8 (inches that is) and both are very well illustrated.The pages are not numbered but there are 66 illustrations. Given how big Dewsbury is this should be the more common book but isn’t. published 1985
In this one the illustrations aren’t numbered but the pages are (48) but just as well illustrated. published 1986
There are no inscriptions or stamps both look new and are available for £7.00 each.
Dalesman is a British monthly regional magazine, based in Skipton, and serving the English county of Yorkshire. Its first edition was published in March 1939, under the original title of The Yorkshire Dalesman: A Monthly Magazine of Dales’ Life and Industry. Although originally only serving the Yorkshire Dales, the magazine was soon expanded to cover the whole county of Yorkshire, with a particular focus on the countryside and over the years it has become a northern institution.It remains the biggest selling regional consumer magazine in the UK and Yorkshire’s best selling magazine.
I have 981 Dalesman titles in stock including the first one from 1939. I am a bit sparse on the last couple of years but only have about 5 or 6 dates missing in between. They are the ideal birthday or anniversary gift for Yorkshire Folk.
I do have other Dalesman publications other than the magazines so if you are looking for any particular date or other publication please ask me. I am not cheap but my prices are realistic.
Many of the covers make excellent cards and are great for framing.
Bradford Libraries first edition, 1996. An interesting and definitive history of the film industry in West 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. £9.00
Just a few of the titles available for £2.50, granted Snowdonia is not near Yorkshire but you can get there in a couple of hours, traffic permitting that is.
I don’t restrict myself to the “Dalesman” magazine, I look out for all their publications even when they stray out of God’s Own County (GOC).
Exploring: The Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Coast (three Books)
Lakeland A to Z
Peak District Walks
Shepherds Crooks and Walking Sticks
Walking in; Airedale : Bronte Country : North Yorkshire Moors : Lower Wharfedale : Upper Wharfedale
Yorkshire Mysteries and Oddities
All are available along with many other Dalesman publications, though if you intend visiting my shop and you are interested let me know as they are all at home as I intend getting round to reading them, especially the “walking” books. As the bumper sticker should say “Bibliophiles just read about it”.
Published by the Yorkshire Conservative Newspaper in the 50’s these 5″ X 5″ books are a perfect gift for any “Yorkshire” folk, or even for those not so lucky.
Scarborough. 36 pages 1955 illustrated story of Parish Church
Newby Hall 32 page well illustrated guide book. Undated but priced originally at 2/6
Borrowdale 24 page illustrated booklet by Shelagh Sutton published in 1961 by Borrowdale Woman’s Institute (with their clothes on I presume)
Kilburn 28 pages, undated about 1960, written by the vicar.
Whitby Abbey by Peter Hood 68 page well illustrated published in1927
Bridlington – 56 pages illustrated guide to Priory Church undated.
Shibden Hall – Halifax 24 page 1953 illustrated guide.
Whitby old parish Church 24 page illustrated guide revised 1950
P & P will be £1.00 to UK
30 issues from 1965 (Ninepence) to 1972 (at 10p) shows you what decimalisation did.
I tried for a varied sample of covers but surprisingly enough they all feature trains, there is one issue covering the filming of “The Railway Children”
I am looking for £5.00 for the lot. Less than the price of two copies in 1972. A bargain in anyone’s language.
I did debate about showing all the covers as the illustration only changes once (apart from colour, for Americans that’s color ) but they do have an index of sorts on the cover.
W Riley – Alfred J Brown – Ella Pontefract – The Brown Rat – Phyllis Kelway – R A Peppersall
Wharfedale – W. Childe – Dennis Mallet – P R Saville – Stainmore – W Riley -Dale Houses – E Pomtefract – F Riley – P Kelway – Wensleydale – R B Fawcett
Ella Pontefract – Gipsies – T Thirkill- Winifred Betham – Arncliffe – Col. John Birkbeck – Northern Dales –
D. Mallet – Cricket J K Crawford – Wharfe – E Pontefract – P Kelway – Nora Nicholson – Potholers N Thornber – Kilnsey Show Miller – Lidesfarne – Lineham
Stanley Umpleby – Nidderdale – Ida K Spilsbury – The Moorhen – J R Ogden – Three Whernsides Walk – Cullingford – Castle Bolton School – G Nathan
P Kelway – Bowland – Wordsworth A J Brown- The Three Peaks –
P Kelway – Dentdale Pontefract Hartley – Manpouri Ratcliffe –
“P Kelway – J Walton – “”Grandma Dibb”” G B Wood – I K Spilsbury”
Dialect E Gaukroger- P Kelway – Cobbydale Nail Makers J Walton – Ingleborough Waterhouse-
Knitters of Dent J Walton – M Miller – G Hutchinson – A W Dyson – Appletreewick
Hawes Rope Maker J Walton- Sheep Salving – Jonas Bradley of Stanbury Hutchinson – Alfred J Brown – Langstrothdale
D Morton – Potters of Burton – Pilgrimage of Grace – John Dower – Marrick Corpse Cart – Ella Pontefract – Malhamdale
Whilst checking index I found this disturbing announcement.
As I have previously said, everything is local to someone, I could also add if it ain’t now it’s History.
Richard Bell – Sketchbook of the Natural History of the Country Round Wakefield – for a book (paperback) with “Sketchbook” in it’s title it seems a strange choice of cover design. £2.50
A 66 page undated guide well illustrated, but what a cracking cover. £2.50
OS 1″ Map of Huddersfield Sheet 102 Full 1920 Revision with later corrections. £1.00