We specialise in local history books for the area of Kent to the East of Canterbury including the villages of Sturry, Fordwich, Westbere, Hoath, Herne and Chislet. Most of these books are written by local historians and they provide an interesting glimpse into the local history of these villages and the people who lived in them.
The bookshop is run as a hobby at weekends and as such does not provide a fast turnround of orders. We aim topost books at least once per month. If you need a book quickly please send an email.
During school holidays (eg month of August) we are unable to post local books. Orders placed at this time will be dealt with in September.
A musical play, entitled "All Clear", is being performed by the Keynsham Parish Players to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the ending of the Second World War, in the Keynsham Parish Hall, at 7.30 p.m on March 10th, 11th and 12th, wth a matinee at 2.30 p.m. on the Saturday. It includes extracts from " Letters to Sturry" read by someone taking the part of Pat Askew, the author of the letters which were written from Keynsham in 1940.
The Hersden - Chislet Colliery book (on sale below) has been nominated as joint winner of the John Hayes Canterbury Award for 2004.
The latest book for sale through BuyLocalBooks is the most complete book ever written on Roller Hockey - or in Spanish, Los Años Tempranos de Hockey Inglés sobre Patines 1885 - 1914
|Chislet and Westbere
Villages of the Stour Lathe
ISBN 0 9502423 4 9.
£3.95 More Detail 1
|Fordwich - The Lost Port
With further articles on Sturry
ISBN 0 9502423 2 2.
£2.50 More Detail 2
|Hoath and Herne - The Last of The Forest
ISBN 0 9502423 7 3.
£4.50 More Detail 3
|In Good Faith - Twenty-five years of an LEP
ISBN 0 9502423 8 1.
£3.95 More Detail 4
|Letters to Sturry - A wartime Correspondence
ISBN 0 9544789 0 8.
£9.95 More Detail 5
|Hersden - Chislet Colliery Village
ISBN 0 9544789 1 6.
£9.95 More Detail 6
|The Sarre Penn - The Story of a Stream
ISBN 0 9526183 0 3.
£3.95 More Detail 7
|Village Views - Sturry - Broad Oak - Westbere and Hersden
ISBN 0 9513651 0 X.
More Detail 8
|The Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral
ISBN 0 9502423 6 5.
by Derek Ingram Hill
£4.00 More Detail 9
|The Bootshoe Boys - An account of The Elham Charity School
ISBN 0 9502423 9 X.
£9.95 More Detail 10
|Memorial Inscriptions - St Nicholas Church, Sturry, Kent
£3.95 More Detail 11
|Memorial Inscriptions - St Mary the Virgin, Fordwich, Kent
£3.95 More Detail 12
|Dangerous Coastline - A wartime childhood in Birchington
ISBN 0 9544789-2-4.
£7.95 More Detail 13
|The Early Years of English Roller Hockey
ISBN 0 9519990-0-1
£14.50 More Detail 14
|Westbere Heritage Trail - Aspects of Westbere’s heritage
£10.00 More Detail 15