Book Titles recently added to our stock list.

Prams in the Garden: a pictorial history of the British perambulator, by Jan and Geoff Swift. £12.00.

Jan and Geoff Swift have been collecting, researching and restoring perambulators for twenty years. The book is illustrated with three hundred photographs of prams from their private collection plus sixty five period photos and three hundred advert/catalogue images.  Prams in the Garden is a beautifully produced and extensive account of pram development.





Miles More Mendip: £9.99

The long awaited new book of walks within the Mendip Hills by Sue Gearing and Les Davies.

A book of ten circular walks that help you understand and appreciate the landscape we see today.
Spiral bound, in full colour, 78 pages, beautifully designed with photographs and maps.



Around Harptree by Ian Bishop. £7.50

and also in the same series

Around Pensford by Ian Bishop. £7.50

Both titles include many old photographs of the villages.


Before the Lake: Memories of the Chew Valley published by The Harptrees History Society. £10.00


Harptree Villages Cricket Club: 119 not out by Gill Hogarth. £1.50

The Threads of Faith: 200 years of Catholic Faith in the Chew Valley by Gill Hogarth. £3.50

DVD – East Harptree: Hidden History and Secret Places £7.00

For a full listing of all our Local Places books for sale please go to the Local People and Places page.




By a Local Author

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Railways by Julian Holland £9.99 (In hardback)

This is a collection of fascinating and diverse British railway facts and stories to read in any spare moment. Travel back to the age of steam and discover the world’s oldest active steam locomotive before becoming up-to-date with railways in films, such as Harry Potter. In addition to the fascinating lists of longest tunnels, widest bridges and most powerful locomotives, ponder the dismal failure of Brunel’s atmospheric railway in South Devon, before reading the rags-to riches tale of Frank Hornby. From the sublime to the ridiculous and the euphoric to the poignant, every railway enthusiast is catered for.






KILLED IN A COALPIT: lives of the Kingswood Colliers by D. P. Lindegaard; with Steve Grudgings. £15 in hardback
The main theme of this book concerns the accidents, fatal (and otherwise) which befell the coalminers who worked in the historic Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, Coalfield. The author hopes that through these tragic events readers will have a real insight into the lives of the miners and their families and the conditions they endured.
The book includes around 100 photos, drawings, diagrams and newspaper articles and the names of over 2000 men. There are sections including Children’s employment 1841, Development of Mining Technology in the Bristol Coalfield and Some Lucky Escapes.





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