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Local history

If you are a keen local historian or represent a history association, local archive or other relevant organisation, and are interested in compiling a book, please see our Guide for Authors or contact the Commissioning Editor.

Forthcoming in 2007

Alice Hawkins: Leicester's Sister of Freedom
Walks Through History: Kent
Walks Through History: Liverpool
Llanelli: Story of a Town
The Illustrated History of Derby
The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Merseyside
More Ghost Walks in Derbyshire
Manchester from the Air
To the Last Round: Memories of the Leicester and Rutland Home Guard
Liverpool: The City Beautiful
Heroes, Villains & Victims of Leeds
The Norfolk Almanac of Disasters
The Illustrated History of Manchester's Suburbs
Cheshire's Execution Files
Jewish London
Ford at Dagenham
Mysterious Lincolnshire
The History of Maidenhead
Durham City: Past and Present
Exploring Solway Firth History
Exploring Border Reivers History
Grimsby: The Story of the World's Greatest Fishing Port
The Shores of Penrhyn Llyn: The Llyn Peninsula
More Redditch Remembered
Picture the Past: Nottingham
Post View of Bristol
The Illustrated History of Southampton's Suburbs
Whitley Bay: Past and Present
Glasgow: City Beautiful

Also Available

Vanishing Cambridgeshire
Victorian Derby
There's a calf in the sitting room...
Modern Dundee
Yes Sister, No Sister
Images of Preston
Images of Southampton
Stockport Flashback
The Illustrated History of Cardiff's Suburbs
The Illustrated History of Coventry's Suburbs
Telford: Shropshire Postcards from the Past
Memories of Cardiff's Past
Images of Cambridge
The Little Book of Liver Birds
Ipswich Street by Street
Durham City: Pictures from the Past
The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Lincolnshire
The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Nottinghamshire
A History of Markeaton and Mackworth
The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Scotland
Norwich: Street by Street
Exploring Durham History
Exploring Northumberland History
Heroes, Villains and Victims of Lincoln
The Heart is Highland: Memories of a Childhood in a Scottish Glen
Ghosts of Derby
Ghost Walks of Derbyshire and the Peak District
Black Heart: A History of Ley's Maleable Castings - The Family and the Foundry
David Morgan Limited: The Family Store - An Illustrated History 1879-2005
Derby: Street by Street
Old Sussex Inns
The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Derbyshire
Down Your Way: Images of Hampshire's Villages
Images of the City of London: The Square Mile Revealed
Salford: An Illustrated History
The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Wales
Images of Cardiff
Images of Glasgow
Southport: Life and Landscapes
Images of Blackpool
Bye Bye Broadway: A Pictorial History of Bradford City Centre
Southampton's Changing Faces
Shropshire Postcards from the Past: Ludlow and South-West Shropshire
Rugby Remembered: More Images of Rugby
Banbury: A Century of Change
The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Yorkshire
Bristol at Work
Images of Lytham St Annes Cheshire's Famous
London's Historic Inns and Taverns
Hidden Manchester
Huntingdon: Eight Centuries of Change
Suffolk's Historic Farms
Sunderland: City and People Since 1945
Walks through History: Exploring the East End
Dunfermline: The Post-War Years
Redditch at War
The Illustrated History of Cardiff's Pubs
Walks through History: Liverpool
Don't be Late on Monday (Nottingham)

The Changing Face of Grantham
The Illustrated History of Southampton's Suburbs
Wiltshire Life and Times
Images of Aberdeen
Images of Leicester
Memory Lane Crewe: Volume Four
More Images of Sheffield

Post View of Bristol
Memory Lane Crewe: Volume Two

Recommended links

We've used this section to guide you to some of the very many sites on the internet that may be of interest to local historians. Please do email us if you have any other suggestions for links we might add.

British Association for Local History
Includes links to their two magazines and membership details.

Local History Magazine
Buy back-issues, subscribe to the magazine or search the archives.

Society of Genealogists
A considerable library, plus details of lectures and publications.

Online UK genealogy source.

UK Census online
Search the national census records from 1841 to 1901.

Family records at the PRO
A great starting point for tracking down family history.

National Portrait Gallery
Famous faces from all over Britain preserved in this wonderfully accessible archive.

Derbyshire info
A resouce hub for Derbyshire including information on local history, historic houses, etc.

Manchester encyclopaedia
A comprehensive virtual encyclopaedia which includes good historical content.

Spinning the web
The history of the cotton industry in Lancashire, with lots of archive material.

Photographs of Derby, Derbyshire and the East Midlands
Large collection of local photos with lots of historical information. Includes a broadband enhanced section with 360 degree photography. Old and new photographs on show


Exploring Northumberland History

Vanishing Cambridgeshire

Victorian Derby

Memories of Cardiff's Past

Images of Southampton

Telford: Shropshire Postcards from the Past

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