Peterborough Books

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THE STORY OF ENGLISH TOWNS - PETERBOROUGH by K.E. & R.E. Roberts. A 128 page hardback with maps and photographs. First published in 1920 by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

THE BOOK OF PETERBOROUGH by Denis Bracey. A 128 page hardback with photographs. This was a limited edition published in 1985 by Barracuda Book   ISBN 0 86023 237 9.

PETERBOROUGH PAST - The City And The Soke by David Brandon & John Knight. A 132 page hardback with photographs. First published in 2001 by Phillimore ISBN 1 86077 184 X.

DUROBRIVAE - A Roman Town Between Fen And Upland by Garrick Fincham. A 192 page softback with maps and photographs. First published in 2004 by Tempus.                                                                                                       ISBN 0 7524 3337 7.

HOW THE CITY HAS CHANGED by H.F. Tebbs. Published by Sharman & Co in 1975.

PETERBOROUGH by H.F. Tebbs. A 208 page hardback with photographs. First published in 1979 by The Oleander Press.                                                                   ISBN 0-900891-30-0

THE PETERBOROUGH EFFECT - Reshaping A City by Terence Bendixson. A 223 page hardback with maps and photographs. First published in 1988 by The Peterborough Development Corporation.                                                                    ISBN 0 902871 05 6

IMAGES OF PETERBOROUGH by The Evening Telegraph. A 192 page hardback with numerous photographs.First published in 1999 by Breedon Books.       ISBN 1 85983 170 2.

BRITAIN IN POSTCARDS - PETERBOROUGH by Lisa Sargood. A 126 page softback. First published in 1996 by Sutton Publishing.                                     ISBN 0-7509-1358-4

HISTORY OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE and THE SOKE of PETERBOROUGH by R.L. Greenall. A 128 page hardback with illustrations. First published in 1979 by Phillimore.                                                                               ISBN 0850333490.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE and THE SOKE of PETERBOROUGH - A Shell Guide by Juliet Smith. A 128 page hardback with photographs. Published in 1968 by Faber & Faber.

THE STILL, PETERBOROUGH - Medieval Remains Between Cumbergate and Westgate by Paul Spoerry & Mark Hinman. A 143 page softback with illustrations. First published in 1998 by The Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit.                                                                                       ISBN 0 902436 54 6.

LUCKIEST OF ALL - An Insight Into a Crucial Period Of Peterborough History by Michael Barcroft. A 94 page hardback with illustrations. First published in 1983 by Minimax.                                                                                                   ISBN 0 906791 35 9.

MEMORIES OF PETERBOROUGH Sponsored by Frank Perkins. A 104 page hardback with photographs. First published in 1999 by True North Books.                  ISBN 1 900463 98 9.

WALKS AND RIDES IN AND AROUND PETERBOROUGH by W.J. Willcock. A guide for the motorist, Cyclist and Walker. A 91 page illustrated softback Published in 1919 by G. Caster.

PETERBOROUGH - A Story of City and Country, People and Places. A 28 page softback published in 2001 by The Peterborough City Council.                          ISBN 1 84165 050 1. 

OLD PETERBOROUGH IN PHOTOGRAPHS by Richard Hillier & Allan Bunch. A 48 page softback. Published in 1979 by The Peterborough Development Corporation.

WEATHER & FOLKLORE of PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT by Charles Dack. A softback first published in 1911 but reprinted in 1976 by Cambridgeshire Libraries.                                                                                                                 ISBN 1-870724-40-2.

Coins, Medals and Local Trademans Tokens of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries in The Peterborough Museum and a Short History of The Issue of Trademans Tokens by Charles Dack. A 44 page softback published in 1908 by The Peterborough Natural History, Scientific & Archaeology Society.

READY AND WILLING - A Centenary History Of The Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade by Richard Hillier. A 104 page softback with photographs. First published in 1984 by The Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade.

PETERBOROUGH - A Portrait In Old Picture Postcards by June & Vernon Bull. A 104 page softback. First published in 1988 by SB Publications.                       ISBN 1 870708 07 5.

PETERBOROUGH - A Second Portrait In Old Picture Postcards by Stephen Perry. A 104 page softback. First published in 1989 by SB Publications.                    ISBN 1 870708 1 5 6.

PETERBOROUGH - A Third Portrait In Old Picture Postcards by J.& V. Bull, S. Perry and R. Sturgess. A 104 page softback. First published in 1990 by SB Publications.                                                                                                            ISBN 1 870708 57 1. 

THE PETERBOROUGH CHRONICLE OF HUGH CANDIDUS translated by Charles & William Mellows. A 70 page softback published in 1941.

THE HOMELAND HANDBOOKS - Volume 70 - PETERBOROUGH- The Official Guide. A 70 page softback with maps and photographs. Published in 1931.

CITY OF PETERBOROUGH - Official Guide. An 80 page softback with maps and photographs. No date. A 4th edition published by The Homeland Association.

THE UNCOMMON SOLDIERS - Peterborough and District in 1914 by David Gray. A 187 page softback published in 2006 by David Gray. This book was a limited edition of 100 copies.                                                                                   ISBN 0-9554517-0-1

MARKETS, GUILDS and FAIRS of THE CITY of PETERBOROUGH by  W.T. Mellows. Published in 1908 by The Peterborough Natural History, Scientific and Archaeological Society.

THE KINGS LODGING AT PETERBOROUGH by W.T. Mallows. Published in 1933 by The Peterborough Natural History, Scientific and Archaeological Society.

OLD PETERBOROUGH CUSTOMS by Charles Dack. Published in 1899.

THE PETERBOROUGH GENTLEMANS SOCIETY by Charles Dack. Published in 1899.

HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY and DIRECTORY of NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: comprising a general survey of the County and a history of the City and diocese of Peterborough by F. Whellan. A hardback published in 1874 by Whittaker and Co.

PORTRAIT OF YAXLEY by Eric Day and Margaret Long. A 67 page softback published in 1990 by Daylong Publications.                                                                 ISBN 0 9515875 0 1.

MOVING MEMORIES FROM PETERBOROUGH. A 128 page softback with photographs. First published in 2006 by Biograph.                                               ISBN 1-903981-08-5.

PETERBOROUGH - A History and Guide by Donald Mackreth. A 121 page hardback with photographs. Published in 1994 by Sutton.                                        ISBN 0-7509-0235-3.

ELIZABETHAN PETERBOROUGH - The Dean and Chapter as Lords of The City by W.T. Mellows and W.T. Gifford. A 205 page hardback. Published in 1956 by The Northants Record Society.

FROM PUNT TO PLOUGH - A history of the Fens by Rex Sly. A softback first published in 2003 by Sutton Publishing.                                                                    ISBN 0750933984.

QUEEN STREET REMEMBERED by Stephen Perry. A 46 page softback with photographs. Privately published in 1995.

GREATER PETERBOROUGH - Draft Basic Plan. A hardback first published in 1967 by Hancock and Hawkes Architects.

WILDLIFE ON YOUR DOORSTOP - 25 Wildspaces in Peterborough. A softback spiral bound book published in 1993 by The Peterborough Wildlife Group.

WE PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER - The history of The Peterborough Agricultural Society by John Knight and David Brandon. A 173 page hardback with photographs. Published by The East of England Agricultural Society in 1999.                                                                                                         ISBN 0 9535629 0 5.

LONGTHORPE - A Unique Village by The Longthorpe Society. An 86 page softback with photographs. Published by The Longthorpe Society in 2004.

FIVE PARISHES - Their people and places. A history of Castor, Ailsworth, Marholm, Upton and Sutton. Published by The Camus Project in 2004.                       ISBN 0 9547881 0 9.

A FAIR SPOT AND GOODLY - Visitors impressions of Peterborough compiled by John Russell. Published in 1984 by the Peterborough Arts Council.

SNIPPETS FROM OLD PETERBOROUGH by Trevor Bevis. Published by Trevor Bevis in 1994.

PETERBOROUGH by Donald Mackreth. Published by Alan Sutton in 1994.

THE RIVER NENE - A Pictorial History by Josephine Jeremiah. A hardback with photographs. First published in 2003 by Phillimore.

ALIENS ORDER - A photographic history of the Italian community in Peterborough 1951 to 2001. A 52 page softback by Marco Cereste.

THE ABOUT BRITAIN GUIDES - Number 4 on East Anglia that covers Peterborough. A hardback book published in 1951 by Collins as part of The Festival of Britain celebrations.

NOTES ON OLD PETERBOROUGH by Andrew Percival. A 47 page hardback with illustrations. Published in 1905 by The Peterborough Archaeological Society.

THE KNIGHTS OF PETERBOROUGH BARONRY with notes on the Escutcheons of the Knights by W.T. Mellows. A 20 page softback with illustrations. Published in 1926 and printed from the annual report of the Peterborough Natural History Society of 1925.

THE CORRESPONDENCE of LORD FITZWILLIAM and FRANCIS GUYBON, his steward 1697 to 1709 edited by D.R. Hainsworth and Cherry Walker. A 312 page hardback first published in 1990 by the Northants Record Society.                                                                                                                   ISBN 0 901275 54 9.   

THE STONE CROSSES OF THE COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON by Christopher Markham. A 123 page hardback with illustrations. Published by Joseph Tebbutt in 1901.

ACCOUNT ROLLS of the OBEDIENTIARIES of PETERBOROUGH edited by Joan Greatrex. A 272 page hardback published in 1984 by the Northants Record Society.                                                                                                                   ISBN 0 901275 51 4. 

PETERBOROUGH ARTS WEEK - Souvenir Programme. A 36 page softback with photographs dated the 21st to the 28th May 1949.

PETERBOROUGH ARTS WEEK - Souvenir Programme. A 44 page softback with photographs dated the 20th May to the 2nd June 1951. This was part of the Festival of Britain celebrations.

THE KINGS ENGLAND - NORTHAMPTONSHIRE by Arthur Mee. A 385 page hardback with photographs. The book contains several references to Peterborough and the poet John Clare. First published in 1945 by Hodder & Staughton.

PORTRAIT OF YAXLEY by Eric Day and Margaret Long. A 67 page softback with photographs. Published in 1990.                                                                       ISBN 0 9515875 0 1.

THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAIN by John Wacher.The book includes Durobrivae. A 460 page hardback with photographs. Published in 1974 by Batsford.

HISTORY OF NEWARK SCHOOL 1872 to 1979 by Jean Horswood. An illustrated softback published in 1979.

WALKS AND RIDES IN AND AROUND PETERBOROUGH by W.J. Willock. A guide for the motorist, cyclist and walker. A 91 page hardback with illustrations. Published in 1919 by G. Caster.                                                            

WALKS AND RIDES IN AND AROUND PETERBOROUGH by W.J. Willock. A guide for the motorist, cyclist and walker. A 130 page softback with illustrations. Published in 1924 by Caster and Jelley.

PETERBOROUGH THEN AND NOW by Rita Mckenzie and June & Vernon Bull. A 106 page softback book consisting of a portrait in photographs and old postcards. Published in 1992.                                                                                  ISBN 1857700228.

SOKE OF PETERBOROUGH by Rita Mckenzie and Judy Bunton. A softback book consisting of a portrait in old photographs and old postcards. Published in 1991.

AROUND PETERBOROUGH - Francis Frith’s photographic memories by Robert Cook. A 91 page hardback with numerous photographs of old Peterborough. Published in 2002 by the Frith Book Company.                                                           ISBN 1-85937-572-3

WEIRD and WONDERFUL TALES of PETERBOROUGH by Simon Potter.    A book containing over 100 stories about Peterborough along with many fascinating facts about the City.  Published by Upfront Publishing.                                                ISBN 978-184426-496-4

THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE LANDSCAPE - Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough by John M. Steane. A 320 page hardback book with photographs and maps. First published in 1974 by Hodder & Stoughton.                     ISBN 0 340 15867 0.

PETERBOROUGH - Through Time by June & Vernon Bull. A softback book consisting of 96 pages with numerous then and now photographs. First published in 2009 by Amberley.                                                                                                      ISBN 978 1 84868 737 0.

PETERBOROUGH - Through Time (A Second Selection) by June & Vernon Bull. A softback book consisting of 96 pages with numerous then and now photographs. First published in 2011 by Amberley.                                                    ISBN 978 1 84868 990 9.                                     

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