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Halstead & District Local History Society

Halstead, Essex, England. Registered Charity No. 289304

Patron: Adrian Corder-Birch, D. L.,  President: Malcolm Root, FGRA

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This section contains a comprehensive selection of books covering many history related subjects associated with people and places in and around the town of Halstead in Essex.


Many of these fascinating publications have been written by past and present members of the Halstead and District Local History Society.


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This 68 page A4 sized book is profusely illustrated, with colour covers and numerous black/white pictures inside.  Tells the full history of this enterprising operator from the days of the First World War up to the 1965 sale to Hedingham & District.  Backed up with ephemera, time and fare tables, a full fleet list, this book is a must!  Written by respected author Michael Yelton, who knew the Blackwell family personally in the latter days of the business.
Blackwells of Earls Colne -
Michael Yelton
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£9.95
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Our Ancestors Were Brickmakers and Potters - Adrian Corder-Birch

Our Ancestors Were Brickmakers And Potters - Adrian Corder-Birch

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Adrian Corder-Birch,

Rustlings,

Howe Drive,

Halstead

CO9 2QL.


(email: adrian@corder-birch.co.uk)  

A history of the Corder and related families in the clay working industries by Adrian Corder-Birch, with photographs and illustrations by Christine Walker.  A history of the Brickmaking and Pottery industries in Bulmer, Castle and Sible Hedingham, Gestingthorpe, Gosfield, Great Yeldham, Thundersley and other locations in Essex and Yorkshire with a particular emphasis upon the Corder and related families who owned, managed and worked in these brickworks and potteries for nearly two hundred years.

170 pages with detailed glossary, bibliography, references and index, including over 150 photographs, maps and documents, many in colour, the majority previously unpublished. A4 format.

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The Howe Estate Halstead - It’s History, Inhabitants and their Familes 1750 to 1960  by Pam Corder-Birch

The Howe Estate Halstead - It’s History, Inhabitants ad their Familes 1750 to 1960 - Pam Corder-Birch

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Pam Corder-Birch,

Rustlings,

Howe Drive,

Halstead

CO9 2QL.


(email: pam@corder-birch.co.uk)  

Pam Corder-Birch has spent many months researching the history of the Howe Estate, its owners and occupants from 1750 to 1960. This book includes not only The Howe but also Howe Lodge, Howe Cottages and Howe Ground Cottages, the Bailiffs/Gardeners Cottage, Cottages in Box Mill Lane, The Howe School, Cottages at The Wash and Does Corner. A potted history about the inhabitants of these cottages and dwellings and some of the staff who worked at The Howe are also included.

A4 format, 250 pages including 150 photographs, maps and diagrams.

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Blackwells of Earls Colne - Michael Yelton

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The Works - A History of Rippers Joinery Manufacturers of Castle and Sible Hedingham- Pam & Adrian Corder-Birch

A History of Rippers Joinery Manufacturers of Castle and Sible Hedingham - Pam & Adrian Corder-Birch

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Adrian Corder-Birch,

Rustlings,

Howe Drive,

Halstead

CO9 2QL.


(email: adrian@corder-birch.co.uk)  

This book is about Rippers Limited, a joinery company which was started by three brothers in the 1890s that grew into a major employer in north Essex.  It includes the hardship of the early days and gives an insight into how the company expanded, the products they made and the buildings where Ripper woodwork was used.  A variety of wooden products were manufactured to help the war effort in the Boer, First and Second World Wars.  It shows how the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway played an important part in Ripper's development, the industrial buildings within the factory and the housing which they built for their workers.  There is a history of the Ripper family and numerous references to the employees who worked for them.  The book includes George Evans and Sons Limited later Evans Bellhouse Limited and William Kay (Bolton) Limited, two northern companies which they acquired. A4 format.

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Bricks, Buildings and Transport -  Adrian Corder-Birch                      ISBN 978-0-9567219-1-4

Bricks, Buildings and Transport - Adrian Corder-Birch


A4 format, 192 pages with detailed bibliography, references and index, over 140 photographs, maps and documents. some in colour and many previously unpublished.   

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Adrian Corder-Birch,

Rustlings,

Howe Drive,

Halstead

CO9 2QL.


(email: adrian@corder-birch.co.uk)  

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Halstead's Heritage - Doreen Potts

£4.95

This pictorial record of Halstead's past was originally published as a contribution to Essex Heritage Year in 1989.

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101 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A5 format

Halstead's Heritage - Doreen Potts

A Look Back at Halstead - Doreen Potts

£9.95

This excellent book is a must have for anyone interested in the history of Halstead. It records all aspects of the towns history from country crafts to major industries

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264 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A4 format

A Look Back at Halstead - Doreen Potts

People At Work In Halstead - Doreen Potts

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A fascinating look at the many trades and professions that flourished in the Halstead area during the late 19th and 20th Century.

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128 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A5 format

People At Work In Halstead - Doreen Potts

Discover Halstead - Percy A. L. Bamberger

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A historic guide to Halstead, Essex including guided walks, maps and pictures.

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44 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A5 format

Discover Halstead - Percy A. L. Bamberger

Origins of Halstead - Essex County Council

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A brief guide covering the origins of Halstead, Essex produced by Essex County Council in co-operation with Braintree District Council and Halstead Town Council

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18 pages illustrated with black & white images, A5 format

Origins of Halstead - Essex County Council

Images of England, Halstead and Colne Valley - Dave Osborne

£10.00

This fascinating collection of over 200 photographs covers nearly 100 years of the history of Halstead and the Colne Valley.

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128 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, 235mm x 165mm format

Images of England, Halstead and Colne Valley - Dave Osborne

A Centenary History of Halstead Hospital - Adrian Corder-Birch

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A detailed history of Halstead Hospital written to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1984.

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78 pages illustrated with black & white photographs, A5 format

A Centenary History of Halstead Hospital - Adrian Corder-Birch

Halstead & Colne Valley at War - Dave Osborne

£4.50

A meticulously researched, stirring and absorbing history of Halstead and the Colne Valley at War.

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85 pages illustrated with black & white photographs, A5 format

Halstead & Colne Valley at War - Dave Osborne

Morton Mathews 1866 to 1953 A Halstead Artist and Teacher - Mary Downey

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An illustrated account of the life of local artist and teacher Morton Mathews 1866 - 1953.

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106 pages illustrated with black & white photographs, A5 format

Morton Mathews 1866 to 1953 A Halstead Artist and Teacher - Mary Downey

Vintage Steam Owners & Operators of the Colne Valley Area - Robin A Harding

£2.75

The history of steam mechanisation in the Colne Valley punctuated with humorous anecdotes from those whose livlihoods depended on these fascinating machines.

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104 pages illustrated with black & white photographs, A5 format

Vintage Steam Owners & Operators of the Colne Valley Area - Robin A Harding

Halstead and the Urban District Council 1894 - 1974 - Geoffrey R Copsey

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An outline history of the former Halstead Urban District Council recording its achievements, trials and tribulations.

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64 pages illustrated with black & white photographs, A5 format

Halstead and the Urban District Council 1894 - 1974 - Geoffrey R Copsey

A Pictorial History of Sible Hedingham - Adrian Corder-Birch

£4.75

A pictorial history of Sible Hedingham capturing street scenes, principal buildings, people at work and industries prior to 1950.

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154 pages illustrated with black & white photographs, A5 format

A Pictorial History of Sible Hedingham - Adrian Corder-Birch

A History of Great Yeldham - Adrian Corder-Birch

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An illustrated history of Great Yeldham including all aspects of village life.

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132 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A4 format

A History of Great Yeldham - Adrian Corder-Birch

Time Was, Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads - Mary Aldous

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The author recounts her childhood and experiences of growing up in the North Essex villages of Great and Little Maplestead.

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64 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A5 format

Time Was, Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads - Mary Aldous

Snapshots, An Essex Village Childhood 1929 - 1945 - Robert Hawksley

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The authors detailed recollection of his childhood in the North Essex village of Bulmer illustrated with photographs taken by his Father.

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90 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A4 format

Snapshots, An Essex Village Childhood 1929 - 1945 - Robert Hawksley

From Construction to Destruction - Edward P Willingham

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An authentic history of the Colne Valley Railway illustrated with many fascinating photographs

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256 pages illustrated with many black and white photographs, A4 format

From Construction to Destruction - Edward P Willingham

Hunt For Machinery - P J Burton-Hopkins

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The rise, success and demise of R Hunt and Company Limited of Earls Colne, 1825-1988

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156 pages illustrated with many black and white photographs, A4 format

Hunt For Machinery - P J Burton-Hopkins

The History of Law and Order in North Hinkford - Frederick W Pawsey

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For over 900 years Castle Hedingham was a focal point for justice within the North Hinkford (North Essex) area. This book documents the history of Law & Order within this area

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92 pages illustrated with many black and white photographs, A4 format

The History of Law and Order in North Hinkford - Frederick W Pawsey

A History of Halstead Town Football Club 1879 - 2016 - Dave Osborne

£7.00

Anyone with an interest in Halstead and its football club cannot fail to be delighted with this carefully researched book.

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144 pages illustrated with many black & white photographs, A5 format. Updated January 2017

A History of Halstead Town Football Club 1879 - 2016 - Dave Osborne

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Postcards of Halstead

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A set of three postcards depicting historic scenes of Halstead

Postcards of Halstead

Shopping in Halstead a Century Ago - Dave Osborne

£7.00

A hundred years ago Halstead was a very different place to shop. In those days it was possible to purchase 99% of all your requirements from one of the High Street's 100 premises.

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137 pages illustrated with many black and white images, A4 format

Shopping in Halstead a Century Ago - Dave Osborne

Greenstead Green & District History - Volume 1

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The marriage of Joseph Linnett to Hannah Bentall resulted in the building of the 'Stone Cottages' in Greenstead Green. This book covers the history of the man who had them built and his wife.

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36 pages illustrated with a selection of maps and drawings, A5 format.

Greenstead Green & District History - Volume 1