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Publications


 

                      Publications

                       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.

           

No.

 Betley Local History Society Occasional Publications

 Pages

 Cost + 

(p&p)

 1

 Betley - A Coal Mining Village ?

 David B Thompson - December 2001 

 46

£4.50 

 2

 The Railway and Railwaymen of Betley

 David B Thompson - March 2002

 58

£4.50 

 3

 Betley Dad's Army and all that 1939 -1945

 David B Thompson - October 2002 

 56

£4.50 

 4

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

(The Les Bradshaw Memorial Lecture)

Godfrey N Brown - October 2002

23

 £5.00

 5

 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

 39

£4.50 

 6

 Betley during the second World War :

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

 David B Thompson - October 2003

28 

£4.50 

 7

 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 

 67

 £4.50

 8

 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

 36

£6.00 

 9

 Another wartime evacuee returns to Betley.

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

 David B Thompson - August 2006

20 

Out of Print 

10

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

  Anglo-American Reformer  (The Les Bradshaw Memorial Lecture) 

  Martin Crawford - December 2007

23 

 £4.00

 11

 Experiences of a World War II Guersey Evacuee in Cheshire

 Derek C Laine - October 2009

 54

Out of Print

 12

 The History of THE POST IN BETLEY 

  Mike Tuttle - March 2011

23 

 £4.00

 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

 225


 Out of print


 

 Surveys of the Poor Rate 1824 etc.

Phil Coops - Undated

 100

 £6.00

 

 Ancient Waterwheels on the Checkley Brook

G Riley - 1987

 15

 £2.50

 

 A Wartime Evacuee returns to Betley

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

 48

 £3.00

 

 Rules & Articles of the Female Friendly Society

Phil Coops - Spring 2000

 12

 £1.75

 

 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

 85

 £5.50

 

 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

n/a

 £8.00

 

 Wings of White Linen -

The Story of the Wellington Bomber Crash near Bridgemere  

Derek Inskeep - 2007   (A4 Hardback)  


 230

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    

  

 256

 Out of     Print    

 

 Recollections -

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

 by Robert Speake - 2008

 166

 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

£8.00 

   Betley Soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars

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

28 

 £2.50

   Diary of a Betley Governess             includes 17 illustrations

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

 98

 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
Madeley
Crewe
CW3 9HL
 
BLHS  = Betley Local History Society
SCFHS = South Cheshire Family History Society