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                       The Society has produced a number of publications,

                            most of which are still available for purchase.

                      Also  we have copies of other publications of interest

                                about the Parish and Village for sale.



 Betley Local History Society Occasional Publications


 Cost + 



 Betley - A Coal Mining Village ?

 David B Thompson - December 2001 




 The Railway and Railwaymen of Betley

 David B Thompson - March 2002




 Betley Dad's Army and all that 1939 -1945

 David B Thompson - October 2002 




 Betley's Cultural Heritage-From Prince Rupert to Robbie Williams.

(The Les Bradshaw Memorial Lecture)

Godfrey N Brown - October 2002




 Mishaps, Petty Misdemeanors, and Downright Villainy in Betley- Balterley-Wrinehill,

 as reported in the Staffordshire Advertiser during the Reign of Queen  Victoria 1840-1884 

 David B Thompson - September 2003




 Betley during the second World War :

 The Organisation of the Air-Raid Wardens, Firewatchers,and First  Aiders

 David B Thompson - October 2003




 The Legacy of "The Tollets' Estate" in the landscape of the present   day village of Betley,

 as reflected in the sale of 1925

  David B Thompson - March 2005 




 The Tollet Family of Betley Hall   

 A Story of this family who left their mark on Betley 

 (The Les Bradshaw Memorial Lecture)

 Mavis E Smith - August 2005




 Another wartime evacuee returns to Betley.

 The Story of Shirly Ford (nee Pepper)  from Harrow Middlesex

 David B Thompson - August 2006


Out of Print 


 Betley in the 1850's : Letters to America from Joseph Barker,

  Anglo-American Reformer  (The Les Bradshaw Memorial Lecture) 

  Martin Crawford - December 2007




 Experiences of a World War II Guersey Evacuee in Cheshire

 Derek C Laine - October 2009


Out of Print


 The History of THE POST IN BETLEY 

  Mike Tuttle - March 2011



 14  A Village Education- Betley School in the 20th Century

  Jack Madden - 2015
   12   £2.00

 Chaucers Tales - - The Reminiscences of a Village Lad

 Geoffrey Brassington c.2001 with explanatory notes by David B Thompson

  70  £5.00

Other Booklets of Interest


 Betley - A Village of Contrasts (Hardback & Paperback)

Speake R      editor 1980.           Keele University Extramural Department


 Out of print


 Surveys of the Poor Rate 1824 etc.

Phil Coops - Undated




 Ancient Waterwheels on the Checkley Brook

G Riley - 1987




 A Wartime Evacuee returns to Betley

Philip H Herman - May 1995     Edited with notes by David B Thompson




 Rules & Articles of the Female Friendly Society

Phil Coops - Spring 2000




 Lest we Forget - A Study of the Young Men of the Betley, Wrinehill, Ravenshall, Bowsy Wood & Balterley Districts who gave Their Lives in Two World Wars

Phil Coops - 2003




 St. Margaret's Church Burial Inscriptions -

A DVD listing by name and plot number, the Buriel plots in St.Margaret's Church Betley Old and New Churchyards.

The DVD also includes dawings showing the locations of the graves, together with camera shots of the headstones. In addition the DVD shows views from inside and outside of the Church, and views of the buildings around the centre of Betley village.

Phil Coops & Mike Grose - 2008




 Wings of White Linen -

The Story of the Wellington Bomber Crash near Bridgemere  

Derek Inskeep - 2007   (A4 Hardback)  


Out of Print



 Ellen Tollet of Betley Hall - Journals and Letters from 1835. 

Includes 60 illustrations 

 Edited by Mavis E Smith - 2008      ISBN 978-0-9538151-3-5    



 Out of     Print    


 Recollections -

Life story of the editor to recgnise his 87th Birthday -

 by Robert Speake - 2008


 Out of Print


 Betley Village DVD -

The story of a Staffordshire Village and it's two big houses

 A Timelines film.    C 2003

 40 mins


   Betley Soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars

 by Mavis E Smith with a Foreword by Ian  Walton                            
 ISBN 978-0-9538151-9



   Diary of a Betley Governess             includes 17 illustrations

 Edited by Mavis Smith 2010                ISBN 978-0-9538151-4-2 


 Out of Print


To purchase any publication, please include a cheque for the correct amount,
including postage & packing of £3.50 UK, £5.50 Overseas, drawn on a British
bank and made payable to BETLEY LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY  and post to:
Tony Turner
2, Roseberry Drive
BLHS  = Betley Local History Society
SCFHS = South Cheshire Family History Society