From the 1880s until the 1950s, Ward Locke Guide Books were the best you could find for information about towns and their environs. They had fold-out maps and advertisements from local businesses as well as photographs of the town that they were depicting. Here, in the Used Books section, you will find the original guide books in which you may also find your ancestors or their businesses!
What was life like on the Home Front during the Second World War? How did people 'make do and mend'? Whether it is the history of the First World War, Spitfires or the Royal Navy, our books can help you to delve into the past.
Francis Frith was born in 1822 and, in 1855, made it his life's work to photograph as many place s as possible - both at home and abroad. Where did your ancestors come from? Finding a book with photographs of those places could grace the bookshelves for you, the family historian. Cathedrals and Country Houses are magnificent edifices and deserve to be captured pictorially in all of their splendour. Is the one in which you are interested included in these annals?
From cemeteries to churches, inns to the history of the world, our Used Books are bound to have something of interest for everybody in this marvellous miscellany.