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Books and pamphlets published by the Society

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An Illustrated History of Early Buckinghamshire
EDITED BY MICHAEL FARLEY
This is a history of Buckinghamshire from the Ice Age to the Tudors, where you will meet mammoths, early prehistoric farmers, Romans, Britons, Saxons, Vikings, Normans and medieval peasants – all have left their mark on the landscape we see today.
224-page paperback, published in 2010
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Aylesbury: A personal memoir from the 1920s
BY WILLIAM ‘BILL’ MEAD
A brief chronicle of Aylesbury as it was in the middle 1920s, when it was a small town with a population of about 12,000.
92-page hardback, revised edition 2009
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Buckinghamshire in the 1760s and 1820s
THE COUNTY MAPS OF JEFFERYS AND BRYANT
with an introduction by Paul Laxton
A facsimile reproduction in book form of two of the earliest large-scale maps of Buckinghamshire. Packed with historic details – the originals are 6ft and 4ft in length – they show the changing landscape of the county in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
38-page large-format paperback, published 2000
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The Chilterns in 1748
AN ACCOUNT BY PEHR KALM, VISITOR FROM FINLAND
translated and edited by Professor William Mead
The botanist Pehr Kalm spent three weeks in the Chilterns in 1748, staying in Little Gaddesden and visiting surrounding villages, recording local environmental conditions and farming methods at the start of the agricultural revolution.
168-page paperback, published February 2017
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Historic Views of Buckinghamshire
FROM THE SOCIETY'S OWN COLLECTION
A collection of 50 engavings and watercolours showing buildings and landscapes of the county during the 18th and 19th centuries, each with a short history of the site and its current condition, offering a mine of information for local historians.
108-page large-format paperback
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John Speed’s Map of Buckinghamshire
John Speed‘s atlas of England and Wales was published in 1610/11, with individual maps of each county. This is a reproduction of his map of Buckinghamshire from the second edition, published in 1627, in its original black-and-white state.
Map, uncoloured and printed on lightweight buff card.
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Last chance for Stoke Mandeville's deserted village?
IN THE PATH OF THE HS2 HIGH-SPEED RAIL LINE
BY PETER MARSDEN
The constructions of HS2 will sweep away the remains of the original Saxon and Norman village of Stoke Mandeville, the church ruins and centuries-old churchyard. This pamphlet outlines why this deserted site is of national importance.
24-page pamphlet, published May 2012
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Quarrendon: Aylesbury's lost medieval village
BY MICHAEL FARLEY
An illustrated guide that presents the hidden history of Aylesbury's lost medieval village – birthplace of St Osyth, valued at just £8 in 1066, and once the site of an Elizabethan great house and extraordinary garden.
32-page pamphlet, published July 2017
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The Rothschilds and Disraeli in Buckinghamshire
BY DAVID KESSLER
In the second half of the 19th century the Rothschild family, bankers and financiers, built or acquired no fewer than seven great houses in and around the Vale of Aylesbury, while a little to the south Benjamin Disraeli, soon to be Prime Minister, was also moving in. This pamphlet outlines their story.
36-page pamphlet, published 1996
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Toll Roads of Buckinghamshire
WITH THEIR CONNECTIONS INTO NEIGHBOURING COUNTIES
BY PETER GULLAND
The toll roads or turnpike roads of the 18th and 19th centuries were the making of the main road network that we still use today. This book brings together the records of the turnpike trusts with on-the-ground observation of the roads that they built. The results make history visible on roads you travel every day..
326-page large-format A4 paperback, published September 2017.
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The Watermills of Buckinghamshire
A 1930s ACCOUNT BY STANLEY FREESE WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS
edited by Michael Farley, Edward Legg and James Venn
During the early 20th century Stanley Freese cycled around Buckinghamshire's towns and villages talking to millers and recording their mills in words and photographs. The result is a record of a way of life once crucial to local communities.
224-page large-format paperback, published 2007
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Winslow in 1556: The survey of the manor
BY DAVID NOY
After the dissolution of St Albans Abbey, Winslow had an absentee landlord who owed the Crown money... then the surveyor Thomas Gedge came to call. This book shows Winslow in 1556: its people, its properties, their occupations, their families and relationships, their petty crimes and long-term feuds.
160-page paperback, published May 2013
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