Antiquarian Books

ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

Mexborough -a town at war. 3 copies only

by G H Brearley

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A delightful booklet based on the minutes collected by chief Public Health Inspector Harold Brearley following his appointment in 1940. Coming from west Yorkshire he knew no one and so notes were kept as an aide memoir for several months. The town was engaged in the second World War and life was very different. Features excellent photographs.

priced at £4.00 plus post and packing of £1

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The story of the Manvers Rail Disaster in 1948. SOLD OUT

by Michael Brearley.

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This 33 page booklet recalls the horrifying day when the London to Bradford express train crashed down the embankment at Manvers. Contains good photographs.

Priced at £ 3 plus £1 post and packing.

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We will remember  (second hand- 3 only)

By G H Brearley and Graham Oliver.

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A rare copy of the book printed in 2000 about South Yorkshires past achievers listed by reference to their last resting places.

The book was written by Rock star Graham Oliver and Giles Brearley. In A4 size it is in good

condition . It is the last one and is priced £8 plus £1.50 post and package.

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Folk Tales of Yorkshire

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by H L Gee

First published in 1952 this book of 158 pages reflects the wide variety of Yorkshire Folklore. Covering Abbeys, War of the Roses, civil War, Dick Turpin,Robin Hood and Mother Shipton.

The book includes 24 line drawings by Yorkshire artist Fred Lawson. In good condition with original cover.

priced at £5 plus £1.50 post and package.

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Lead Mining in the Peak District

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by G H Brearley

Written and published in 1977 by Dalesman.  28 page history of Lead Mining in Derbyshire complete with Photographs.

priced at £5 plus postage and packing of £1  in good condition

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Quality in Steel Castings                        One only

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Published in 1972 this 39 page booklet produced by Walters studios of Mexborough for the Weir Group which included sheffields ;Hadfields (now the Meadow Hall Site). The well produced colour pages show many great shots of steel production.

priced at £5 plus postage and packing of £1.50

 

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PRIDE AND POVERTY OF A MEXBOROUGH MINER- By Frank Vernon.

 

 

Published in 1984. it tells the story of a miners life in Dinnington and Mexborough in the 1950’s onwards.

70 pages including personal photographs.

 

priced at £6 plus postage and packing of £1.50

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