Society Library

Warrington History Society has accumulated many local history books over the years. Below, in alphabetical order, is a list of SOME of the publications available to our members. This list is a work in progress and will be updated in due course. We would like to take this opportunity to thank anyone who has donated a book to us in the past. If you have any books you would to donate please email us at warringtonhistorysociety@gmail.com

Title Subtitle Author or Editor Published ISBN
A Family Historian’s Guide to Warrington Library Fourth Edition David Forrest 1998 1 901633 55 1
A Guide to the Anderton Boat Lift David Carden & Neil Parkhouse 2005 978 19 03599 05 1
A History of Bewsey Old Hall The Bewsey Old Hall Conservation Project
A History Of Farnworth Church Its Village and Parish Alan Foster 1981
A History of the County of Lancaster Part 9 Ecclesiastical History William Farrer D.Litt & J. Brownhill M.A. 1908
A History of Widnes George E. Diggle / Peter Riley 1994 1 874712 11 5
A History of Winwick (Originally published as Winwick: It’s History and Antiquities) William Beaumont / Peter Riley 1995 1 874712 12 3
A Short History of Orford Hall H. Wells 1996 1 901208 00 1
A Step Into The Past (Part 1 of 3) (A Chronicle of Village Life In & Around Longton) 1800s-1900s Jane Riiding Smyth 1995 0 951 981 2 7 7
A Step Into The Past (Part 3 of 3) (A Chronicle of Village Life In & Around Longton) 1800s-1900s Jane Riiding Smyth 1995 0 951 981 2 9 3
Barefoot Days Growing up in Sankey Bridges in the 1930s and 40s and later years. Joan Riley 2001
Burtonwood Eighth Air Force Base Air Depot Aldon P. Ferguson 1986 0 951 1113 02
Celtic Warrington and Other Mysteries Volume 2 Warrington East to South Mark Olly 1999
Charcoal and Charcoal Burning D. W. Kelley 1986 0 85263 731 4
Ester Price The life story of an apprentice at Quarry Bank Mill Keith Robinson
Eyres’ Press 1756 to 1803 An Embryo University Press P. O’Brien M.D. 1993 1 873888 45 7
Four Bishops of Liverpool 1880 to 1965 1985
From Glazebrook to Hollins Green Kath Fryer 1996 0 95226994 1 9
Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends of Old Warrington (Book 1) “Englands Most Ghost-infested Town” Wally Barnes 1990 0 951 4333 3 4
Give a Dock a Good Name? Ken McCarron & Adrian Jarvis 1992 0 9516129 4 8
Heysham Village and Churches Marion E. McClintock 1984 Leaflet
Holy Trinity Church Warrington 1709-2009
Illustrated Handbook of Vernacular Architecture R. W. Brunskill 1971 0 571 08636 5
Irlam & Cadishead Remembered Marion Beeston 1994 0 901952 26 5
Jeremiah Horrocks and Much Hoole Allan Chapman 1994
Lancashire A history of the County Palatine in Early Maps J. J. Bagley & A. G. Hodgkiss 1985 0 907511 67 8
Lancashire a Social History, 1558-1939 John K Walton 1987 0 7190 1820 X
Man’s Imprint on Cheshire Oliver Bott & Rhys Williams 0 904532 011
Monastic Britain (North Sheet) A Map of British Monasticism From The   Norman Conquest To The Dissolution of 1539 Ordnance Survey 1955
Notes On Warrington Church As It Was In 1859 Part 1 Secrets of the Chancel and Crypt H. Wells 1999 1 901208 01 X
Peter Stubbs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry E. Surrey Dane 1973 0 85427 037 X
Postwar Warrington in Photographs by Jack Gregory 1990 0 904532 26 7
Proceedings of the Lancashire Justices of the Peace at the Sheriff’s Table During Assizes Week, 1578-1694 Volume 121 B. W. Quintrell, M.A., Ph.D. 1981
Profiles of Warrington Worthies (New edition with introduction and appendix by H. Wells) James Kendrick 1996 1 901208 21 4
Runcorn Town Hall A History and Description
Saint John’s Primary School, Hindley Green Centenary 1879 – 1979
Seventeen Stations to Dingle The Liverpool Overhead Railway Remembered John W. Gaham 1982 0 905466 54 3
Sufflok Epitaphs & Inscriptions Taken from Suffolk Church Monuments & Tombstones 0 948134 55 0
Suffolk’s Churches Great and Small Richard Tilbrook (photography), Roy Tricker & George Pipe 1998 0 7117 1069 4
The Archive Photographs Series – Kirkby and Knowsley Compiled by Michael Griffiths 1995 0 7524 0349 4
The Archive Photographs Series – Widnes Compiled by Anne Hall and the Widnes Historical Society 1995 0 7524 0117 3
The Battle of Arpley Meadows One Foggy Night in November 1941 Wally Barnes
The Earldom and County Palatine of Chester Geoffrey Barraclough 1953
The Farmers & The Rest Rixton in the nineteenth century Kath Fryer 1995 0 9526994 0 0
The Handy Book of Parish Law W.A. Holdsworth 1872 1 898714 13 4
The Hartlebury Children’s Tutor A collection of lessons taken from Victorian educational educational books
The History of Bruche Hall William Beaumont / H. Wells 1997
The History of the House of Orford William Beaumont / H. Wells 1997 1 901208 22 2
The History of Walton Hall Gardens Jen Darling 1997
The John Gershom Parkington Memorial Collection of Time Measurement Instruments
The Letter Books of Sir William Brereton Volume One January 31st — May 29th 1645 R. N. Dore, M.A., F.R.Hist.S. 1984 0 902593 13 7
The Lyon Family of Appleton Hall and Stretton Parish Church Clare Furneaux 1996
The Northwich Flood in 1946 Prize-winning memories of local people
The PLP Story Leslie Povey 1999 0 9525337 1 5
The Rise of the English Town 1650-1850 Christopher Chalklin 2001 0 521 66737 2
The Way We Were Wigan Pier
Tudor Women Queens and Commoners Alison Plowden 1979 0 297 77549 9
Warrington Borough Transport 1902-2002 100 years of service to the community Ron Phillips 2002
Warrington Bridges 1285-1985 G. A. Carter FLA, Dip LH 1985 0 904532 17 8
Warrington Parish Church — A brief history of the Organs R. N. Birbeck 2006
Warrington Trams & Buses A History of Municipal Transport in Warrington John P. Robinson 1987 0 9045 3224 0
Warrington’s Poor and the Workhouse 1725-1851 David Forrest 2001
Waterways and Railways to Warrington Peter Norton 1974 901461 08 3
What Became of the Quarry Bank Mill Apprentices? The Origins, Childhood and Adult Lives of 200 Cotton Workers Keith Robinson 0 946414 13 0
Working Lives of Warrington From Old Photographs Janice Hayes 2011 978 1 4456 0526 5