Books and Publications

Addingham Books (published by The Addingham Civic Society)

 

Blue Plaques Trail

by Don Barrett

We have a great little leaflet of the Addingham Blue Plaques Trail, 13 Plaques in total. 

It’s only a £1, get yours from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or via email at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

The Addingham Village Trail

A nice easy walk around the village and local beauty spots taking in local historic points of interest. The total trail is approx. 3 miles and should take one hour.

It’s only 50p, get yours from Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or via email at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

Flowers of the Church Field

by Arnold Pacey

The field and graveyard of St Peter’s Church has the appearance of a Dales Hay Meadow. It is rich with buttercups, red clover, milkmaids, common sorrel and other flowers. In June the farmer cuts the grass, bales the hay and takes it to his farm so the field functions as a traditional hay meadow.

Paperback: £3.00 direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

Walks Around Addingham

by Don Barrett

A collection of circular walks of various lengths from the village of Addingham, West Yorkshire.  The walks radiate out from the village; north to Beamsley Beacon and historic Bolton Abbey, east to Ilkley, south to Rombald’s Moor, west to Counter Hill and to points in between. Two walks are mainly within the village itself, including a trail round the village .

Paperback: £8.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

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by Beryl Falkingham and Richard Thackrah

This book describes ways in which villagers worked for the war effort at home, in the Civil Defence, Home Guard or ARP (Air Raid Precautions) and other organisations. It continues with a diary of wartime newspaper reports, followed by detailed information about the lives, and deaths, of the men from Addingham who lost their lives in the 1939 to 1945 conflict.

Paperback: £5.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

A History of the Crown Inn

Published in Feb 2019 this short booklet is a must for those interested in the history of this iconic Village Pub. Sadly, at the present time (Feb 2021) it remains empty but hopefully it will reopen and once again thrive.

Paperback: £2 Direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

The Church Orchard

This is the story of an English Orchard from its inception to the present day. Its design and the Fruit Collection it contains is based on a 17th & 18th century Rectory Orchard which were planted to provide fruit for the Parish.

A4 Paperback: £4 Direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

 


Addingham Sawmill

An excellent short DVD about the Addingham Sawmill, produced by our very own Don Barrett.

It summarises the history of the Mill and features an old film made in 1952 called ‘Timber’.

The cost of the DVD is £4 and if you want a copy then contact Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

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by Catherine Snape


From Addingham, a village with a population of less than 2000, over 400 men marched to fight in the 1914-18 war. This book tells about the families and their men who went to war.

Paperback: £10.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

Addingham Houses 1750 – 1850 

by Arnold Pacey

Before 1750 Addingham was a small farming community but during the next 100 years the village was transformed by the coming of the textile industry.

Paperback: £3.50 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or from Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

E-Book version from Amazon: £1.99

 

Addingham Houses before 1750

by Arnold Pacey

This is a companion volume to Addingham Houses 1750-1850. There are some notable houses in the parish which go back much further than 1750. The main focus of this book is houses situated on or near the Main Street but for completeness houses on the Moorside are also covered.

Paperback: £4.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

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By Don Barrett & Ian Crawshaw

Addingham’s Most Inventive Engineer. Inventor of textile machinery and unique motorcycles for his successful attempts to master cross-country trials riding.

Paperback: £4.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

Main Street Memories

by Don Barrett, Beryl Falkingham & Gloria Stitt

Present day Addingham is very different to what it was during the Second World War and the 1950s. This book describes the everyday life of two young girls growing up on Main Street during the war.

Paperback: £4.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

‘Woolcombers Worsteds and Watermills’


by Kate Mason

Addingham was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. It saw the development of some of the earliest worsted spinning mills in Yorkshire. This book tells the story from when woolcombers and weavers worked in local farmhouses to the time when Addingham was a large industrial centre, to the closure of the mills in the 1960’s and 70’s.

 Paperback: £3.50 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

Addingham a View from the Moorside

Published in 2008 this is a detailed study of our local history, a fascinating publication.

Paperback: £5.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or from Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk or free to members

 

 

Addingham from Brigantes to Bypass

by Kate Mason

The village was mentioned as early as 875 when the Archbishop of York took refuge here. Since then Addingham became important for farming and textiles, and boasted the world’s first successful mill-spun worsted yarn. It is now entering a new phase as a commuter village at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

Paperback: £5.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or from Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk or free to members

 

Country walks around Addingham

 by Alison Armstrong

This book has 6 walks around Addingham that visit historic features from the past that are still visible today. These range in time from the period when Addingham was under the sea through to the scars of the Ice Age, the Roads that were built during the Roman occupation, the Medieval stone masons who carved the lintels on many houses and made the millstones in the old quarry near Windgate Nick up to when Addingham was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution.

Paperback: £2.00 from Amazon (there may be a carriage charge) or direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

Addingham Glimpses of the Past

This collection of photographs is am attempt to record changes to the village over the years when cameras were not so common. This selection has perforce been taken from pictures that have survived, many from a photographic competition held by the Addingham Civic Society in October 1990.

Paperback: £2.00  direct from Addingham Civic Society via Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

Manor Garth

 by Arnold Pacey

This book describes the ‘Manor Garth’, which is a green field at the heart of the rural village of Addingham in the Yorkshire Dales. Patterned by paths and becks it contains a wealth of wild flowers, grasses and trees. It holds a long history, extending into neighbouring parts of the village with dwellings and barns dating back to about 1450. The author details archaeological evidence which is significant such as earthworks and fragments of timber framed houses.

£1.50 or free to members from Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at steveqlloyd@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

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