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Local History Books #1073311
19th Dec 2019 12:48pm
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As we don't seem to have a topic for local History books, I thought I'd start one.

The latest addition to the Boumphrey range is -

'Birkenhead Tramcar Manufacturers' by RS Jones, Priced at £15.

I've not seen it in Smiths or Waterstones yet, so looking forward to getting a copy and reading about the oldest tramcar body builders in Britain.

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Last time I was in Waterstones I noticed that the 4 Pub books by Ian Boumphrey were at half price - less than £5 each.
Could make an excellent Xmas present for someone

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By contrast and conspicuous by their absence, WHSmith had no Boumphrey books on the shelf at all...

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The shop in the Williamson Art Gallery sells new and used local History books.


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Linghams in Heswall have a stock of his books. Can't say which ones though.


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Now in stock at Waterstones in Grange Road, Birkenhead. Looks a good read with loads of facts and pictures, although I've only scanned through it so far.

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Sorting through my local History books today.. trouble is it's a task that keeps on halting, due to reading them !
I have far too many on Wirral and Liverpool and will be getting rid of some . It's a shame, but I have a feeling my own family won't do anything other than bin them when the time comes.


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Originally Posted by granny

Sorting through my local History books today.. trouble is it's a task that keeps on halting, due to reading them !
I have far too many on Wirral and Liverpool and will be getting rid of some . It's a shame, but I have a feeling my own family won't do anything other than bin them when the time comes.



I think the same about my family. They don't appear too interested in local History or family History.
Maybe something put in a will about leaving to the Archives, library, a charity shop or asking them to notify Wikiwirral ( giving them your username and password to enter) to see if anyone wants them.

Any more suggestions?

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That's a point Derek, I suppose we can always hope that sense overcomes insensitivity.

Some of the books , ..or quite a few.. are out of print now and it would be a great pity for others not to be able to enjoy . I think the best start would be to list them, and make sure they ( my family) understand which books are of historical interest. After that, if they have an interest they can keep them or at least give them to a new home.

N.B. Not planning on moving on just yet, but with this coronavirus lurking about , we never know !


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