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BLACK'S 1872 TOURIST'S GUIDE TO DERBYSHIRE

Facsimile of the 1872 Derbyshire edition edited by Llewellynn Jewitt — a name which needs no introduction to local historians in the county. The contents of the book include: a general description of Derbyshire; area; population; position; history; antiquities; eminent men; geology; manufactures; agriculture; railways and canals; map of Buxton; map of Chatsworth and vicinity; plan of Haddon Hall and 25 engravings on wood and steel.

Paperback 210 x 148 mm 351 pages
With engravings, map and period advertisement
Country Books
ISBN 978 1 898941 22 4

Price £8.95

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BRADWELL: ANCIENT & MODERN
by Seth Evans

At last! A facsimile of this classic Derbyshire title published in 1912, of which originals have been selling for £200 - a copy recently sold on the internet for £600! The facsimile has been enlarged by 15%.

Contents: ancient barrows, the Romans: Barham Gate and Brough Castle, the foresters, clearances, Hazlebadge Hall, miners rebellion, religious movements, Bradwell schools, the parish workhouse, local industries, lead mine tragedies, customs & superstitions, Bradwell families, remarkable characters, tragic deaths, memorable snowstorms, etc Numerous historic photos.

Paperback 245 x 170 mm 150 pages
Country Books
ISBN 978 1 898941 90 3

Price £9.95

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NEW MILLS WESLEYANISM
This is a facsimile of the first edition of 1912
by Seth Evans

At the request of the Centenary Committee, this little book has been written with a view of rescuing from oblivion a great deal ofinformation respecting New Mills Wesleyanism.The Wesleyans of New Mills have a splendid history and a good heritage, for they were the pioneers of religious work in this neighbourhood, and the three Chapels belonging to the present body, and those belonging to the other denominations of Protestant Nonconformists are monuments of the zeal and self-denying labour of the Methodists for the last 170 years. It has proved a work of pleasure to respond to the invitation of the Committee, and if the issue and circulation of these records in book form have the effect of stimulating the present generation to a renewal of the good work of their forefathers, no one will be more delighted than the author. Seth Evans 1912.

Contents:The great 18th century revival • John Wesley at Bongs • The first Chapel and the earliest standard bearers • John Wesley's visits to New Mills • Preachers in the Old Chapel • Building the New Chapel Early Local Preachers and Ministers • The Cemetery • The ChoirThe Sunday School • The Cause at Newtown

Paperback 112 pages
2005 Country Books
ISBN 978 1 960789 00 8

Price £7.50

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THE BATH AT WAR
A Derbyshire Community and The Great War
by Charles Beresford

The author's thorough research of local contemporary sources and the scouring of archive material across the UK, Canada and other parts of the world have resulted in a comprehensive and vivid account of the Great War through the eyes of both the fighting men and the non-combatants of one Derbyshire community as it answered the call of King and Country.

Hardback 297 x 210 mm 528 pages
Country Books/Ashridge Press
ISBN 978 1 901214 91 8

Price £20.00

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THINK ONLY THIS OF ME
Chris McKiernan

It is 2014 and the world turns its attention to the events of The Great War which began 100 years earlier.
Ben Siddall, a TV programme maker, is researching World War I diaries and uncovers in one of them a mystery surrounding the death of the poet Rupert Brooke in 1915. Brooke, ‘the handsomest man in England’, hero and legend, friend of Asquith and Churchill, supposedly died of septicaemia following an insect bite whilst on board ship bound for the Dardanelles. This diary suggests something much more sinister may have occurred.His search for the truth takes Ben across Europe as he battles with an ancient and secretive organization and culminates at the centenary commemoration of Brooke`s death on the Greek island of Skyros.

Paperback 198 x 129mm 244 pages
A brilliant thriller concerning the mysterious death of Rupert Brooke
Country Books
ISBN 978-1-910489-29-1

Price £8.99

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WORMHILL
THE HISTORY OF A HIGH PEAK VILLAGE
Christopher Drewry

The Peak District village of Wormhill has been home to Christopher Drewry throughout his life. He was born there and attended the village school which has long since closed. In adult life he collected a mass of information about the parish and the local area and his recent retirement has given him the time and opportunity to conduct deeper and more sustained historical research as well as enabling him to consolidate the results of all his inquiries. The outcome is a fascinating volume of local history which will be of great interest to those who are familiar or in any way connected with the Peak District but will also be instructive to the more general reader keen to track the evolution of a typical village right in the heart of England.

Paperback 208 pages
Black and white photographs, maps and 16 colour plates

ISBN 978 1 901214 82 6

Price £14.99

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