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  • The Wharncliffe Companion to Prestonby David Hunt

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 1.99

    Aimed at visitors and residents alike, this companion to the history of Preston is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and sometimes surprising story of the city. Essential information on the people, places and events that played key roles in the story is presented in a convenient A to Z format. Famous and notorious individuals are... more...

  • Aspects of Calderdaleby John Billingsley

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 1.99

    The Aspects series takes readers on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, city or area. This best selling series has now arrived, for the first time, in Calderdale. John Billingsley has gathered a range of articles covering the whole history of the Pennine borough from pre-history to the present day.We start the journey through Calderdale... more...

  • Changing Barnsleyby Cathy Dogget; Tim Thornton

    Wharncliffe 2009; US$ 6.99

    Changing Barnsley looks at how Barnsley has evolved, through the eyes of the former Mining and Technical College on Church Street, which now hosts Barnsley's very own University. Covering the 75 years of its existence, it tracks the period from 1932, when the building was first built, until 2007, when the University was fully up and running.Built... more...

  • Round About Colchesterby Patrick Denney

    Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99

    For many years Colchester historian Patrick Denney has written ameticulously researched, entertaining and highly popular series ofhistorical articles in the East Anglian Daily Times on numerous aspects of life in Colchester and the surrounding aread. For this landmark volume the very best of his articles have been selected, edited and illustrated with... more...

  • The Case of the Poisoned Partridgeby Diane Janes

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    On 22 June 1931, Lieutenant Hugh Chevis and Frances, his bride of six months, sat down to dinner as usual at their bungalow at Deepcut Barracks. Within an hour, Chevis was showing signs of strychnine poisoning and by the next morning he was dead. Thus began one of the most intriguing unsolved murder enquiries of the twentieth century - soon to become... more...

  • The Story of Durhamby Douglas Pocock

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The Story of Durham traces the evolution of a city that medieval writers likened to Jerusalem, which Ruskin termed one of the wonders of the world, and which Pevsner, more modestly, called one of the architectural experiences of Europe. To Bill Bryson, Durham appeared a 'perfect little city' with 'the best cathedral on planet Earth'. The city is a... more...

  • The Making of Wiganby Mike Fletcher

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 5.99

    The Making of Wigan summarises the evolution, and highlights the significant changes, in one of Lancashire’s most important town’s, from Roman origins through to modern times. Tribute is paid to the resilience and determination of Wiganer’s in time of adversity, particularly during the English Civil War and when dealing with the Trauma... more...

  • Aspects of Lancasterby Jenny Loveridge; Sue Wilson

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 1.99

    The Aspects series takes readers on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, city or area. This best selling series has now arrived, for the first time, in Lancaster. Susan Wilson offers the chance for readers to explore the historical interest created within Lancaster.We look at Catholicism in Lancaster and District and The story of 'The... more...

  • Aspects of Teesideby Maureen Anderson

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 1.99

    The Aspects series takes the reader on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, city or area. This best selling series has now arrived, for the first time, in Teesside. Maureen Anderson has highlighted many wonders of the Teesside area, by using the talent of local authors.In Teesside: A Curious Journey the reader will be given the chance... more...

  • A History of Penistone and Districtby David Hey

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 8.99

    This highly informative book covers the history of the ancient parish of Penistone from early times to the present day and combines a scholarly account with personal memories of the district in the 1940s. Much of the character of the ancient parish of Penistone was formed in the 19th century, when textile mills, steel works and the railways provided... more...