Archives for November 2011

Thatched fruit house help

One of our readers from Australia is looking for some assistance with information on thatched fruit houses. He believes that West Dean has a … [Read more...]





History of Men’s Etiquette – A Short Guide to the Sporting Life

This is Nicholas Storey’s third book in the series, following History of Men’s Fashion: What The Well Dressed Man Is Wearing (2008), and History of … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Halifax

Calderdale has gone down in the annals of crime in England as the birthplace of Christie of Rillington Place, and as the haunt of the Yorkshire … [Read more...]





Textiles: A History

A fascinating and accessible history of textiles, including the key personalities and inventions which revolutionised the industry, together with the … [Read more...]





Wade’s Stone stands proud on the North York Moors

Wade’s Stone once again stands proud on the North York Moors thanks to help from Tees Archaeology. The two metre high stone in the North York Moors … [Read more...]





Collecting Toy Soldiers in The 21st Century

James Opie’s highly popular Collecting Toy Soldiers (1987) was an inspirational book for anyone involved in the hobby. Nearly a quarter of a … [Read more...]





Women’s Lives – Researching Women’s Social History 1800 – 1939

Women’s lives have traditionally gone unrecorded in history. But housewives, factory girls and servants all had their own distinctive voices, and, if … [Read more...]





The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire – Wakefield to Swinton

'The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton via Barnsley' is part of the canal series in 'Transport Through the Ages', brought to you by … [Read more...]





Aspects of Birmingham

There are now over 25 books published as part of the Aspects Series, each one taking readers on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, … [Read more...]