Books for Loan

Peter has a History Lending Library that local people are welcome to refer to or borrow from. The list of books available is divided into two – one of books specific to the village and county; the other of more general books that may help you with your own research. If you are interested in borrowing any of the books, please let us know.

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General Books for Lending about Researching Local and Family History

D01276Mark HeberAncestral Trails2004
D01284Stephen Friar and John FergusonBasic Heraldry1993
D02137Beryl HurleyThe Book of trades, or Library of Useful Arts Vol III1818
D02834Martyn WhittockA Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages2009
D02666Brian LakeBritish Newspapers- A History and Guide for Collectors1984
D01626George RedmondsChristian names in Local and Family History2000
D01617John Campbell-KeaseA companion to Local History Research2000
D02128Robert PolsDating Nineteenth Century Photographs2005
D01744Jayne ShrimptonDating Old Photographs2007
D01611Christopher PowellDiscovering cottage architecture2000
D02127David Iredale and John BarrettDiscovering Local History2003
D01613David IredaleDiscovering your old House2000
D02289Paul ChambersEarly Modern Genealogy: Researching Your Family History 1600-18382006
D02826Mark BaileyThe English Manor C.1200 to C.15002002
D01619Hilda GrieveExamples of English Handwriting2000
D01277James Griffin and Tim LomasExploring Local History1997
D02766Roger Kershaw and Mark PearsallFamily History on the Move2006
D01279Colin WatersFamily History on the Net 2007-82007
D01738W G HoskinsFieldwork in Local History1982
D02824Simon LastFramlingham War Memorial2011
D02132David HawgoodGEDCOM Data Transfer - moving your Family tree1999
D02790C R Cheney and Michael JonesA Handbook of Dates2000
D02161Dr Albert Ernest MooreHither and Yon: A Cambridge Village Doctor's Day2008
D02791Melanie Backe-HansenHouse Histories2011
D02269Colin R. ChapmanHow Heavy, How Much and How Long1995
D01612Pamela CunningtonHow old is your House2000
D02325Richard MuirHow to Read a Village2007
D01616Pamela BrooksHow to Research Your House:2000
D01278Jeremy Gibson and Dennis MillsLand Tax Assessments c 1690 - c 19501983
D02485Richard MuirLandscape Detective2001
D01614Denis StuartLatin for Local and Family Historians2000
D02002Frances and Joseph GiesLife in a Medieval Village1990
D01618Joy BristowThe Local Historian's Glossary of Words and Terms2000
D01620W.G. HoskinsLocal History in England2000
D01621Philip RidenLocal History: a Handbook for Beginners2000
D02793Robert PolsLooking at Old Photographs1998
D02323Francis PryorThe Making of the British Landscape2010
D02765W G HoskinsThe Making of the English Landscape1955

Books for Lending about the Local Area

D01741OS1 and a quarter inch Landranger 154 - Cambridge & Newmarket1997
D02112Mary Carter19th Century St Ives2010
D02290Bob Burn-Murdoch20th Century St Ives2010
D02148Alison TaylorAnglo-Saxon Cambridgeshire1978
D01994Bridget FlanaganArtists along the Ouse 1880-19302010
D02373Mary CarterAs I was going to St Ives - Whitsun 17322002
D01995Mary CarterAway With The Learning of Clerks2003
D01937Roderic OWEN & Tristan DE VERE COLEBeautiful and Beloved: The Life of Mavis de Vere Cole1974
D02786Peter BigmoreThe Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire Landscape1979
D01732Christopher DunnThe Book of Huntingdon1977
D01338Evelyn LordBrewers and Brewing in Huntingdonshire : a social and economic history2008
D02337Susan OosthuizenCambridgeshire from the Air1996
D02271Clive TullyCambridgeshire Photographic Memories2000
D02122Robert HallidayCambridgeshire Strange but True2007
D01334Bob Burn-Murdoch & Ken BallardThe Changing Face of St Ives1987
D02794Robert John FloodClay Tobacco Pipes in Cambridgeshire1976
D02673Scotty YoungDescent into Danger1954
D02830Norman SmedleyEast Anglian Crafts1977
D02840Alfred KingstonEast Anglia And The Great Civil War1897
D02111Mary CarterEdmund Pettis' Survey of St Ives, 17282002

Books for Sale

Focus on Holywell-cum-Needingworth Although 2 of Joe Newell’s books on the village are out of print there are still some copies of "Focus on Holywell-cum-Needingworth – Images of a Village" available. The price is £3 (down from £7.99) plus any p&p, and if you are interested contact the publisher. All proceeds go to the parish church.

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There is also one book available for purchase from Blurb, entitled Historic maps of Holywell-cum-Needingworth. You can view a preview below, and this is better if you click on full screen mode. (NB The price you will see at Blurb depends on the quality you choose, and is for a print-on-demand copy. I have a few pre-printed copies of the cheapest option obtained using a bulk discount. They are available for £13 each plus postage – let us know if you might be interested.)

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