Local History Books

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION is happy to support local authors by:

  • providing grants towards publication costs
  • providing ISBN numbers for a small charge
  • promoting and publicising new books on local history

Books are generally available from a local history society or directly from the author.

Lowdham bookshop The Book Case at 50 Main St, Lowdham, Nottingham NG14 7BE telephone 0115 966 4143 www.thebookcase.co.uk stocks a comprehensive range of local history books and publications which can be found at www.nottinghambooks.co.uk

Plague in Bleasby. A Nottinghamshire Village Survives its Summer of Death - By Malcolm Noble The plague of 1604 reduced the population of Bleasby, Nottinghamshire, by 30%, a demographic deficit that would not recover for two generations. Family documents and local records bring detail to this figure and, when placed in the context of broader history, offer an understanding of the village social and economic dynamics. With elements […]
What Buys a King’s Shilling? - Look out for this new novel by local author Terence Woolley. Terry’s new novel  tells the story of an honest soldier who returns to Nottingham,  the town of his birth, after twenty years serving his country overseas. He arrives on the 11th of March 1811. It is the day that a rally of framework knitters […]
Pauper Prisons: Pauper Palaces - A new collection of nine essays about how poor people in the east and west midlands of England experienced life from 1834 to 1871 under the New Poor Law. Edited by Dr Paul Carter and Dr Kate Thompson, topics include: Caron Wilkinson: Widow, Mother and Inmate of the Mansfield Workhouse Managing Useless Work: the Southwell […]
The Horsepools – Four Brothers and Cricket in Bingham - James, John, William and Stephen Horsepool were born in Nottinghamshire’s market town of Bingham and played a pivotal role in establishing the town’s early cricket team.  With an eye on the club’s future, they sought to improve by taking on superior teams. Within a generation, they established a reputation as ‘Knights of the Bat’  and, […]
Remembering Long Eaton, Beeston and Chilwell by Julia Powell - It’s here at last! New publication ‘Remembering Long Eaton, Beeston and Chilwell’, edited by Julia Powell.This second collection of reminiscences from folk living in the area contains stories from the 1920s up to the 1970s. Are you aware that much of the so-called Nottingham lace was actually made in Long Eaton? Do you remember the […]
Exploring Nottinghamshire Writers by Rowena Edlin-White - ISBN: 9781910170366 200 pages £12.99 available from Five Leaves Bookshop Exploring Nottinghamshire Writers is a guide-book to the literary landscape of the region – three centuries and more of writers and the places that inspired them. This limited-edition case-bound book celebrates not only the obvious giants like Byron, Lawrence and Sillitoe, but dozens of others […]
Rude Forefathers: Upton-by-Southwell 1600-1666 - Rude Forefathers: Upton-by-Southwell 1600-1666 has recently been re-published by Upton local history enthusiast John Gillespie after many years out of print. It was first published in 1949 by Frank West, then Archdeacon of Newark, who used parish records found at Upton – the Churchwarden’s book and the Constable’s book – to show what life was like in […]
Letters from the Cardinal - Letters from the Cardinal will be launched at The State Chamber, Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 11:30 am. In 1530 Cardinal Wolsey, having fallen from favour with Henry VIII, stayed in Southwell for four months on his way to York to take up his appointment as Archbishop of York. In a […]