Industrial History Titles

Our range of industrial books continues to grow slowly. We do, however, have a number of new projects in hand which will widen the scope of the coverage.

We have also purchased the remainder of three books on the Gas Industry, which have not been widely marketed but which contain much of interest to industrial historians. For those with an interest in the unusual take a look at The Magic of Hot Water, full of wonderful contraptions for heating the bath and lots of excellent period advertisements.



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Wigan Pier : The facts and fictions of an enduring Music Hall joke
John Hannavy
Despite the fact that it never actually existed, Wigan Pier is renowned throughout the world. It was the fantasy creation of music-hall star George...more
£9.99 

From the Mendips to the Sea
Duncan Harper
Benjamin Moon and his eldest son Joseph undertake an imaginary journey through the industrial landscape of the North Somerset countryside. Father...more
£15.00 

Coal from Camerton
Neil Macmillen with Mike Chapman
This is the story of one village, in the context of the whole coalfield, which reflected life in this part of Somerset for over two hundred years. The...more
£15.00 

A Complete Guide to the Engine Houses of West Cornwall
Damian Nance & Kenneth Brown
Nowhere in the world has metal mining been of greater importance than it has in Cornwall, and it is in recognition of this extraordinary heritage...more
£18.00 

North Staffordshire Collieries on the Hill North of Chell
Allan Baker
Being a short history of the mines and railways at†Chell, Turnhurst, Oxford, Wedgwood and Newchapel,†situated at the northernmost extremity of...more
£7.50 

The History of Thomas Green & Son Ltd
John Pease
Thomas Green & Son, of Leeds & London, produced a prolific range of products but today are known principally for their road rollers, lawnmowers...more
£18.00 

The Scottish Shale Oil Industry & Mineral Railways
Harry Knox
The Scottish Shale Oil Industry was to prove a world first, where mineral oils were produced for the first time, from the oilbearing shale lying below...more
£25.00 

A World Gone By : Recollections of Ernest Bartlett Taylor
Rosemary Warner & Dr Jane Cavell
The fascinating life story of the man behind one of Witneyís leading building firms. As well as telling of his schooling and upbringing his takeover...more
£13.50 

Peerless Powell Duffryn of the South Wales Coalfield
Leslie M. Shore
Powell Duffryn's growth as Britainís foremost coal company is a remarkable aspect of the nationís mining heritage. After 1935, Powell Duffryn...more
£24.99 

Jarrit Smith's 1751 Newcomen Engine
Steve Grudgings
This account sets out, for what is believed to be the first time, the sequence, materials, methods and operational context for the construction and...more
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