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Local histories

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Thomas Peploe Wood: Staffordshire Artist (Chris Copp and others, 2009)

This highly attractive book features a number of full colour reproductions of the paintings and sketches of T.P. Wood, the prolific 19th Century Staffordshire artist.

Format: Paperback, 21cm x 21cm;
Pages: 60
Publisher: Staffordshire Arts and Museums Service

+ p&p : Medium

Children on the Move: Evacuation in Staffordshire (Maggie Andrews and others, 2012)

This book tells the story of evacuees in Staffordshire, using interviews with some of the many people evacuated to the county as children during World War II and additional material drawn from archival sources.  The book is illustrated throughout with period images and features numerous memories from both evacuees and local people.

Format: 21cm x 21cm;
Pages: 185
Publisher: Staffordshire County Council 

+ p&p : Large

Staffordshire and the Gothic Revival (Michael Fisher, 2006)

Based on detailed research, this book looks at the development of the architectural style known as "Gothic Revival" in Staffordshire during the 19th Century. It is illustrated throughout.

Format: Paperback, 24.5cm x 17cm;
Pages: 160
Publisher: Landmark Publishing

+ p&p : Large

The Freemen of Stafford Borough, 1100-1997 (Jack Kemp, 1998)

This book lists the freemen and burgesses of the ancient Borough of Stafford, giving details as to when they were admitted as freemen, and biographical information where known. There is also an introduction looking at the political history of the Borough.

Format: A4 Paperback;
Pages: 222
Publisher: Staffordshire County Council

+ p&p : Large

World : Extra Large

100 Years of Business in Stafford (Anne Andrews and Others, 2000)

Created to mark the Millennium, this book looks at the history of Stafford businesses which have occupied the same site or traded under the same name since 1900. Historic illustrations add to this fascinating insight into the shops and services of 20th century Stafford.

Format: Paperback, 21cm x 15cm;
Pages: 112
Publisher: Staffordshire Industrial Archaeological Society

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Old Theatres in the Potteries (William A. Neale)

This book provides a study of the old theatres of the Six Towns, many of which are no longer standing. This fascinating work includes photographs, maps and period theatre bills.

Format: A5 Book;
Pages: 190
Publisher: Privately published

£9.99 + p&p : Medium

Roman Catholicism in Elizabethan and Jacobean Staffordshire (Anthony G. Petti, editor, reprinted 2004

The book features a selection of documents from the Bagot Papers, relating to Catholics in Staffordshire in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Format: A5 Paperback;
Pages: 108
Publisher: Staffordshire Record Society

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Voices from the Edge (Matthew Blake and others, 2008)

This fully-illustrated book was the result of an oral history project in the villages of Tutbury, Audley and Alstonefield, and contains the recollections of local people about life in these border communities during the 20th Century. These include memories of village life, local entertainment and the great Fauld Explosion of 1944.

Format: A4 Paperback;
Pages: 54
Publisher: Staffordshire County Council

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Lasting Impressions (Chris Copp and others, 2006)

This book features a collection of memories relating to Stafford's shoe industry in the 20th Century. It is illustrated throughout, and also has a useful gazetteer of shoe making companies in Stafford.

Format: A4 Paperback;
Pages: 36
Publisher: Staffordshire County Council

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Staffordshire at War Pack

An ideal gift for anybody interested in local World War II history, this unique pack contains our mini-guides Staffordshire at War (40 pages), Staffordshire Home Guard (40 pages) and The Fauld Explosion (16 pages) as well as facsimile documents including an identity card, Women’s Land Army leaflet, period telegram and ‘Dig for Victory’ posters.

Format: 3 x A6 booklets, A4 to A6 facsimile documents in plastic wallet with explanatory sheet

Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service



+ p&p : Small

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