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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, Time for tea in Beeston, Two for tea in Stapleford, Tony’s Cafe at Beeston Marina or tel 07804942589.



Tel JULIA POWELL 07804 942 589

All 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. To obtain by post, please send an email to the address on the contact page for more information.

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