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Here we feature just a few of the wide range of books we stock about the history and heritage of Hoddesdon, Hertford, Ware and other towns and villages in the Broxbourne and East Herts areas. We also keep titles about the County of Hertfordshire, the Lea Valley area and Enfield. In our shop we keep many titles of local interest which have been privately published by local individuals and community groups and cannot be ordered online or from chain bookshops.
We can supply theses titles by post within the UK – please phone us on 01992 442290 during opening hours for details and postage charges.
Hoddesdon – A History by Sue Gardside HB £15.99
This is the only book charting the full history of Hoddesdon, a Hertfordshire market town whose roots can be traced back to the Neolithic settlements around the Lea Valley. Although the book is now out of print we can still supply copies while stocks last.
Hoddesdon’s Past in Pictures by David Dent HB £14.95
This book uses the extensive private black and white photographic collections, many of which have never been published before, compiled by local historian David Dent to celebrate the past glories of Hoddesdon and to illustrate the drastic changes this historic market town has undergone in the last hundred and fifty years.
Other books we stock in the same series from local publisher Rockingham Press include:
Circular Walks in the Borough Of Broxbourne by John Merrill spiral £9.95
This is just one of a range of guides which we keep featuring walks in various areas of East Hertfordshire and North London written by the veteran “marathon hiker”, John Merrill, who lives in the Borough.
Hertford: A History by Jacqueline Cooper HB £15.99
Written by a respected local historian this book, published in 2007, is the first comprehensive history of Hertfordshire’s County town for more than 30 years and features over 100 illustrations.
A New History of Ware: its People and its Buildings by David Perman HB £19.99
The renowned local historian and publisher tells the story of this small Hertfordshire town at a crucial crossing on the River Lea from the Stone Age through to the present, accompanied by a wealth of colour photos plus black and white illustrations.
The Story of Nazeing
These two volumes by the Nazeing History Workshop provide the first full scale history of the charming village of Nazeing The first volume covers the period from Saxon times up to 1914, while the second charts the rapid expansion of the village over the rest of the 20th century.
Hertfordshire – The Glorious County by Michael & June Massey HB £14.99
A delightful gift book published by Halsgrove Press [link to: www.halsgrove.com] packed full of beautiful full colour pictures with short captions taken by a local husband and wife photographic team.