Genealogy for Beginners
Based on the original work by Arthur Willis (1955), this book tells the beginner how to set about tracing a family history and constructing one's own pedigree. It explains how to make use of living relatives, existing clues and the internet; how and where to find written records, and what kind of information these sources can provide.
The Middle and Lower Thames
From Sonning to Teddington
This pictorial history of the Thames from Reading to Teddington comprises a series of prints, photographs and postcards, from the 18th to the 20th century, depicting riverside scenes of bridges, locks, boats and leisure activities at locations such as Henley.
Wool and War in Wiltshire
Situated in the lush Wylie Valley, Codford is the site of a very ancient settlement; it has a prehistoric monument (an early Iron Age hillstop enclosure); it stood on an important royal route in medieval times; and in the 20th century, the wartime army camps on Salisbury Plain had a great impact on the parish. This illustrated local history, part of the England’s Past for Everyone series, tells Codford’s story from its origins to the present day.
Town, Trade and River
Set between the tree-covered Chiltern slopes on a bend in the River Thames, Henley is famed for its handsome timber-and-brick buildings, its elegant 18th century bridge and its regatta. This illustrated account traces its history from its creation as a planned medieval market town, through development as a coaching hub to its present role as a tourist and commuter centre. Drawing on extensive research, Townley's book reveals the forces that have shaped Henley's appealing townscape.
A History of Kettering
Originally one of the manors of the great Abbey of Peterborough, Kettering grew into a market town on the main route from London to the Midlands. Going back to its pre-industrial origins, Greenall tracks the town's rise as a centre for clothing and footwear manufacture and its post-industrial history since the collapse of those industries. A concluding chapter reflects on how migration and globalization have changed the town in recent years.
Today Aylesbury has expanded beyond the limits of its ancient parish and is home to a variety of service and light engineering industries. This very readable and well-illustrated account goes back to prehistoric times, describing recent archaeological evidence for ancient settlements on the site before tracing the town's history since the royal manors of Aylesbury and Walton in early medieval times.
Ethinic Minorities and the City 1000–2001
Over the past thousand years, Bristol, as one of England’s most important ports, has been a magnet for migrants, from medieval Jews to 21st-century asylum seekers. This pioneering study examines in depth the activities of the various ethnic groups who have settled in the city. Investigating how they survived economically, how they dealt with social dislocation and discrimination, and how they constructed identities for their communities, it offers insights into the wider history of the city and the nation.