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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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1976 -2016

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Sharing Our Heritage

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Our online shop is currently closed, it will be back online in February 2018 following the Museum move to the Queen’s Hall.


The following publications are still available directly from the authors..

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
Details of how to obtain a copy of this publication can be found on the following website:
Essex Bus Enthusiasts Group

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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references and index, including over 150 photographs, maps and documents, many in colour, the majority previously unpublished.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.

£14.95

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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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This book is available from the author and publisher:


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.

£14.95

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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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This book is available from the author and publisher:


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.   

Item:

This book is available from the author and publisher:


Adrian Corder-Birch,

Rustlings,

Howe Drive,

Halstead

CO9 2QL.


(email: adrian@corder-birch.co.uk)  

This book is a comprehensive history of:

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Our Ancestors Were Brickmakers and Potters - Adrian Corder-Birch