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Local History Books #1073311
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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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