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Cumbria to Canada by Thomas Park Benson

Cumbria to Canada

by Thomas Park Benson

First Edition Published October 1990

Personal account of 1950s emigration to Canada, and Canadian agriculture at that time. Signed by the author, on the title page.

118 pages

5.5 inches x 8.5 inches

ISBN 0 9506689 4 X

Price £3 plus £2 postage

Cinque Ports & the two ancient towns Alan Kay

Francis Frith's Cinque Ports & the Two Ancient Towns

by Alan Kay

120 pages, 10 inches x 7.5 inches

hard back with dust cover

Collection of Photographs of Hastings, Hythe, New Romney, Dover, Sandwich, Rye, Winchelsea

New Book - published in 2002

ISBN 1 85937 492 1

Price £10 plus £3 postage

Dover Harbour by Thomas Armstrong

Dover Harbour

by Thomas Armstrong

576 pages, 8 inches x 5.5 inches

Hardback

Pubished April 1949 Collins

The story is set in and around Dover at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

Price £10 plus £3 postage

Dover Front by Reginald Foster

Dover Front

by Reginald Foster

158 pages, 7.5 inches x 5 inches

Hardback

Published December 1941 Martin secker & Warburg Ltd

Contents: Dover Road to the War; The men who came home; The children who went away; Everyday life in Dover; British ships and sailors; Balloon-potting to Battle of Britain; Waiting for the invasion; Dover patrol and the men on shore; The army; Shelling the Dover area; Men in the air; Reporting the war

Price £10 plus £3 postage

Deal in old photographs by June Broady

Deal in old photographs

collected by June Broady

144 pages, 8.5 inches x 6 inches

Paperback

Published 1989 Alan Sutton

ISBN 0 86299 675 9

Price £5 plus £2 postage

Hellfire Corner by English Heritage

Hellfire Corner

by English Heritage

Dover Castle's secret tunnels and The Dunkirk Evacuation

32 pages, 10 inches x 8.25 inches

Paperback

Published 1993 English Heritage

ISBN 1 85074 433 5

Price £2 plus £1.50 postage

Discovering Kent by Marcus Crouch

Discovering Kent

by Marcus Crouch

72 pages, 7 inches x 4.5 inches

Paperback

Published 1975 Shire

ISBN 0 85263 300 9

Price £2 plus £1.50 postage

17th century Ashford Kent

17th Century Ashford, Kent

Life in the Kentish Market Town researched by members of the Ashford Local History Group

44 pages, 11.75 inches x 8 inches

Paperback

Published 1980 Ashford Local History Group

ISBN 0 905511 02 6

Price £3 plus £2.50 postage

Lancashire Sea Stories by Catherine Rothwell

Lancashire Sea Stories

by Catherine Rothwell

64 pages, 8.25 inches x 5.5 inches

some pages loose

Paperback

Published 1985 Tamley-Reed Ltd

ISBN 0 86157 185 1

Price £2 plus £2 postage

The Lancashire Village Book by Lancashire Federation of Women's Institutes

The Lancashire Village Book

by the Lancashire Federation of Women's Institutes

252 pages, 8 inches x 5.5 inches

Lancashire is a county of fascinating contrasts, from the seafaring settlements around Morecambe Bay to the hill farming communities of the Pennines, from the sturdy moorland villages built round a central mill to the fertile Fylde plain, once the granary of Lancashire.
The roots of a county lie in its villages. The Lancashire Village Book describes over 200 of them, recalling the history, people and events which give each its individual character.
Written by local village W.I.s and compiled by the Lancashire Federation of Women's Institutes, the book has a plentiful supply of stories, anecdotes and atmosphere. It introduces the reader to a flourishing rural world and will be a welcome companion both on the bookshelf and in the car.

Paperback, Published 1990 Countryside Books, ISBN 1 85306 076 3

Price £3 plus £2.50 postage

The Hidden Places of Yorkshire foreward by Angela Rippon

The Hidden Places of Yorkshire - South, East & West

foreward by Angela Rippon

207 pages, 8.25 inches x 6 inches

Paperback

Published 1990 M&M Publishing Ltd

ISBN 1 871815 65 7

Price £3 plus £2.50 postage

The Victorian Sailor by David Marcombe

The Victorian Sailor

by David Marcombe

Shire Album 131

32 pages, 8 inches x 6 inches

Paperback

Published 1985 Shire

ISBN 0 85263 713 6

Price £2 plus £1.50 postage

The Woollen Industry by Chris Aspin

The Woollen Industry

by Chris Aspin

Shire Album 81

32 pages, 8 inches x 6 inches

Paperback

Published 1987 Shire

ISBN 0 85263 598 2

Price £2 plus £1.50 postage

Early Victorian Britain 1832-51 by J.F.C. Harrison

Early Victorian Britain 1832-51

by J.F.C. Harrison

192 pages, 7.5 inches x 5 inches

Paperback

Published 1988 Fontana Press

In this fascinating and well researched work of the history of the heyday of Victorian British society, Harrison seamlessly weaves together the overlapping developments in politics, economy, social and culture.

ISBN 0 00 686155 5

Price £5 plus £2 postage

John Ruskin the Early Years by Tim Hilton

John Ruskin the Early Years

by Tim Hilton

301 pages, 9 inches x 6 inches

paperback as new - published 2000

Yale University Press

This is the authoritative biography of John Ruskin, the most influential nineteenth-century critic of art and society. It draws on the complete text of Ruskin's diaries and many thousands of unpublished letters and other documents to provide flesh insight into the background and content of Ruskin's numerous books.

ISBN 0 300 08265 7

Price £10 plus £3 postage

John Ruskin the Later Years by Tim Hilton

John Ruskin the Later Years

by Tim Hilton

656 pages, 9.5 inches x 6.5 inches

Hardback with dustcover

New Book - Published in 2000

Yale University Press

ISBN 0 300 08311 4

Price £10 plus £3 postage

History. Topography, and Directory of Cumberland 1901

History. Topography, and Directory of Cumberland 1901
comprising it's History and Archaeology; a general View of it's Physical and Geological Features; with seperate Historical and Topographical Descriptions of each Town, Parish, Manor, and Extra-Parochial Liberty.

by T. Bulmer & Co.
Printed by T. Snape & Co. 141 Church Street, and Bolton's Court, Preston.
983 pages

£30 plus £8 postage (UK)

Cumberland 1901 contents:
Above Derwent; Aikton; Ainstable; Allhallows; Allonby; Alston; Arlecdon; Arthuret; Askerton; Aspatria.
Bassenthwaite; Beaumont; Belle Vue; Bewaldeth and Snittlegarth; Bewcastle; Birker and Austhwaite; Blencogo; Blindbothel; Boltons; Bootle; Borrowdale; Bothel and Threapland; Bowness-on-Solway; Brackenthwaite; Brampton; Bridekirk; Brigham; Bromfield; Broughton; Broughton Moor; Burgh-by-Sands; Burtholme – Lanercost; Buttermere.
Caldbeck; Camerton; Carlatton; Castle Carrock; Castle Sowerby; Catterlen; Cleator; Clifton – Great, Little; Cockermouth; Corney Parish; Croglin; Crosby-on-Eden; Cross Canonby; Culgaith; Cummersdale; Cumrew; Cumwhitton.
Carlisle.
Dacre; Dalston; Dean Parish; Dearham; Denton – Nether, Upper; Distington; Dovenby; Drigg; Dundraw and Kelsick.
Eaglesfield; Edenhall; Egremont; Embleton; Ennerdale; Eskdale and Wasdale.
Farlam Parish; Flimby.
Gamblesby; Gilcrux; Glassonby; Gosforth; Great Salkeld; Greysouthern; Greystoke; Grinsdale.
Hale; Haile; Harrington; Hayton; Hensingham; Hesket-in-the-Forest; Holme Abbey; Home Cultram Abbey; Holme Low; Holme St. Paul’s; Holme St Cuthbert; Hunsonby and Winskill; Hutton-in-the-Forest.
Ireby; Irthington; Irton; Isel.
Keswick; Kingmoor; Kingwater; Kirkandrews-on-Eden; Kirkandrews-on-Esk; Kirkbamton; Kirkbride; Kirkland and Blencarn; Kirklinton; Kirkoswald.
Lamplugh; Langrigg and Mealrigg; Langwathby; Lazonby; Little Salkeld; Lorton; Loweswater; Lowside Quarter.
Matterdale; Melmerby; Middlesceugh and Braithwaite; Midgeholme; Millom; Moresby; Mosser; Muncaster Parish.
Nether Wasdale; Netherhall – Maryport; Newton Arlosh; Newton Reigny.
Orton; Oulton; Ousby.
Papcastle; Parton; Penrith; Plumbland; Plumpton; Ponsonby.
Renwick; Rockcliffe; Rottington.
St Bees; St Bridget, Beckermet; St Cuthberts Without; St John Beckermet; St Johns-in-the-Vale, Castlerigg and Wythburn; Salter and Esket; Sandwith; Scaleby; Seascale; Seaton; Sebergham; Setmurthy; Skelton; Skirwith; Staffield; Stanwix; Stapleton.
Tallentire; Threlkeld; Thursby; Torpenhow and Whitrigg.
Uldale; Ulpha; Underskiddaw.
Waberthwaite; Walton; Warwick Parish; Waterhead; Watermillock; Waverton; Weddicar; West Newton; Westward; Wetheral; Whicham; Whinfell; Whitbeck Parish; Whitehaven; Wigton; Woodside; Workington; Workington Parish Out Townships; Wreay; Wythop.

The LAST of our LUGGERS and The MEN who SAILED them by E.C. Pain

The LAST of our LUGGERS and The MEN who SAILED them

by E.C. PAIN

"And braver deeds than ever turned the fate of kings and crowns,
Are done for England's glory by her Boatmen of the Downs!"

Eliza Cook

Sketches and Etchings by H.W. Pain & T.A.N. Bent
42 illustrations
from Etchings, Sketches, Old Engravings and Photographs
Printed and Published by T.F. Pain & Sons, Printers, Deal & Sandwich 1929

Dedicated to the Honoured memory of 53 "Boatmen of the Downs" who, during the brief period covered by "The Last of our Luggers," lost their lives in ministering to the needs of Mariners in the Downs and Channel.

174 pages

£100

Bulmer's History & Directory of Lancaster & District 1918

Bulmer's History & Directory

of Lancaster & District 1918

600 pages

Cost: £40 plus £5 postage (UK)

Margery Jackson 1722-1812 by H.R. Hallaway

Margery Jackson (1722-1812)

Life & Times of the Carlisle Miser by H.R. Hallaway

First Edition - signed copy - edition number 841 - Halstead Printers, Carlisle 1991

207 pages - 6 inches x 8 inches - as new

£10 plus £2 postage

The History of the Countryside

by Oliver Rackham

445 pages

The classic history of Britain's landscape, flora and fauna.

Phoenix Press Paperback

2000 Edition

ISBN 1 84212 440-4

£20 plus £5 postage (UK)

Flowering plants and ferns of north lancashire

The Flowering Plants and Ferns of North Lancashire
by L.A. & P.D. Livermore

A4 size 154 pages

as new: £20.00 postage £5 to UK

Also for sale 'Lancaster's Plantlife' A Botanical Survey by L.A. & P.D. Livermore £20.00

The Area of Botanical Survey

The area surveyed is that which is administered by the Lancaster District Council, encompassing 220 square miles and having a population of approximately 126,000. To the north it is bounded by the border with Cumbria, to the west by Morecambe Bay, to the east by the Yorkshire border, and to the south by the southern boundaries of the parishes of Cockerham, Ellel, and Over Wyresdale.
In the present survey, this area has been divided into tetrads (2km x 2km square), an account of which is given with the explanation of the distribution maps.
The area includes the parishes of Silverdale, Yealand Conyers, Yealand Redmayne, Priest Hutton, Borwick, Over Kellet, Nether Kellet, Gressingham, Whittington, Arkholme-with-Cawood, Slyne-with-Hest, Burrow-with-Burrow, Leck, Ireby, Tunstall, Cantsfield, Melling-with-Wrayton, Wennington, Tatham, Wray-with-Botton, Hornby­with-Farlton, Claughton, Caton, Quernmore, Ellel, Over Wyresdale, Scotforth, Thurnham, Cockerham, Overton, Middleton, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe, Carnforth U.D.C., Morecambe and Heysham, and the Lancaster City area.

Earlier Botanical Surveys Relative to the Present Survey

To our knowledge, there have been no previous botanical surveys restricted to this area. However, in 1907, Wheldon and vJilson published "The Flora of West Lancashire.
West Lancashire is defined as the Watsonian Vice County No. 60 and includes all of Old Lancashire north of the River Ribble together with the parish of Dalton. This area was divided by Wheldon and Wilson into three divisions which were then sub­divided into eight districts:
North Division 0) Leck
(2) Kellet
(3) Silverdale and Heysham West Division
(4) Pilling
( 5) Kirkham  East Division
(6) Wray and Quernmore
(7) Wyresdale and Bleasdale  
 (8) Longridge
The area covered by the present survey includes all of districts 1, 3 and 6; all of district 2 excepting the parish of Dalton; the northern part of district 4 and most of district 7 excluding Bleasdale.
Overall the present survey examined 45-46?~ of the area surveyed by Wheldon and Wilson and covers some of the most attractive and botanically interesting parts of Vice-County 60.
Wheldon and Wilson's Flora included most of the history of the flora that was known at that time together with geographic and geological descriptions for each of the eight districts. The present publication covers these aspects in much less detail and aims simply to give a detailed and up-to-date account of the area's flora based on fieldwork carried out over the last ten years (mostly in the last six years). It should also serve as a basis for monitoring botanical changes in the area.

Ballet on Tour Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet by Kate Castle

Saddler's Wells Royal Ballet - Ballet on Tour

by Kate Castle - Photography by Chris Fairclough

48 pages, 10 inches x 7.5 inches

Hardback

Published 1985 Franklin Watts Ltd

Signed inside from Clare & Graham on their Lancaster University Season

ISBN 0 86313 295 2

Price £5 plus £2.50 postage

The Reign of King George V 1910 Siler Jubilee 1935

The Reign of King George V 1910 to 1935 Silver Jubilee

An Album of The Reign of King George V, Silver Jubilee, cigarette cards book by WD & HO Wills, 1935, book no. 9642. This book is spotted with brown marks. The book contains all 50 cards which have all been glued into the correct sections. A beautiful collection for any Royalist or Royal Memorabilia...

Price £8 plus £1 postage

Walks in Limestone Country by A Wainwright

Walks in Limestone Country

by A. Wainwright

Westmorland Gazette, Kendal, 1970. Hardback. Book Condition: First 10 pages stained; no dust jacket just a plastic cover sellotaped on the inside - the sellotape has gone brown. Brown spotting on the outside edges of the pages. Alfred Wainwright (illustrator). [First Printing] . [Book edition identified by: 1) Dark red covers with rounded corners and gold lettering, 2) no impression number stated (usually stated opposite the title page in later printings) and 3) the last book listed in the list of books published is 'A Second Lakeland Sketchbook' (in preparation)

Price £30 plus £2 postage

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