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Beeston & District Local History Society
Beeston Rylands Remembered.
Carole White

Price £7.99  

An everyday story of the Rylands community.

 Narrow Marsh
Alan Dance

Price £6.99*

An historical novel set in early 19th century Nottingham, an era of poverty and bitter social unrest, especially for the framework knitters of Narrow Marsh.

Beating the Invader
Beeston & Chilwell in WW2, and the Floods
Judith Church  

Price £5*

Wartime stories and pictures.
The 1947 floods in pictures and stories.

Julia Powell

First 400 sold out. Now reprinted!

A collection of life experiences during the 1940s and 50s from a range of folk living in Attenborough, Beeston, Chilwell, Bramcote, Toton, Stapleford, Sandiacre and Long Eaton. These vary from the tale of a teenage boy, who drove a butcher’s delivery van in wartime to a seven year old, off to school on her own in thick snow, with no chance of cancelled lessons or crossing wardens! There are recollections of the joys of shopping, before the advent of supermarkets, the ‘sixpenny rush’ and halcyon days at Mablethorpe.

Price £7.99.
Available at Waterstones, Nottingham, Heaps of Long Eaton


Reminiscences from folk living in the area with stories from the 1920s up to the 1970s.
Did you know the late Norman Wisdom bought a Rolls Bentley from a man living in Chilwell and that a party was held for the Rolling Stones in Beeston in the 1960s?
Are you aware that much of the so-called Nottingham lace was actually made in Long Eaton?
You can read more about these and other fascinating facts in this book.
Many of the above items are available to purchase at our meetings. Those marked with an asterisk (*) can also be found at the Tourist Information Centre, Smithy Row, Nottingham. They are all also available by post.

Leen Times

Alan Dance


Price £7.99*


The dramatic sequel to Narrow Marsh. A fast-moving story of retribution, radical politics and criminal conspiracies in the Nottingham of the 1820s and 1830s.








The Chilwell Ghost – A New Investigation

Alan Dance

Price £4.99*

Read the true story of Chilwell’s most famous legend: the haunted house and the murder believed to have been committed there.

Toton Revealed

Rex Wyatt and Gillian Morral


A collection of memories, photographs and research.

Price £8.00