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Bolton Poor Protection Society

An interesting publication which follows the progress of the Bolton Poor Protection Society from its formation in the 1840s until the formation of the Welfare State in the late 1940s.

Author: Phillip Heyworth.
Price: £2.00 (p&p £1.00)

Smithills Hall

In 1991 Halliwell Local History Society published a book written by Derek Billington entitled ˜Smithills Hall’. The book was a great success and sold well but has been out of print for several years now. However we have revised and updated it, the print has been enlarged, errors have been corrected and new pictures have been added, many in colour thus making the book at 230 pages, almost twice as thick as the original edition.

The chapters in the book written by Malcolm Howe regarding the Stained Glass Windows and the Carved Heads in the Withdrawing Room have also been updated and he has added an additional chapter on the Armorial Panels which are also in the Withdrawing Room. Malcolm has also very generously contributed towards the cost of publishing, for which we are very grateful.

 

Author: W D Billington & Malcolm Howe
Price: £8.00 (p&p £2.00)

The Ainsworths of Halliwell

This book was written by the late Derek Billington more than 20 years ago but had never been published. It is a very well researched book and covers the many branches of the Ainsworths from the 1600’s to the present day and it must have taken Derek many years to complete. We have kept to his original manuscript but it has been updated especially with regard to family members who have passed away since it was written.The book, which has more than 130 pages, includes quite a number of pictures including family members, relevant places and also family trees. We are certain that you will agree that it is another excellent publication.

PETER AINSWORTH WEB

PETER AINSWORTH 1737-1807

Author: W D Billington
Price: £5.00 (p&p £1.50)

Barrow Bridge

In 1988 Halliwell Local History Society published a book entitled ‘Barrow Bridge’ written by the late Derek Billington: In 2002 as one in our series of ‘Walk Books’ we published another book with the same title, this time written by Clive Walsh. The difference between the books being that Derek’s book included more information on the history of the area and its formation from prehistoric times including the vegetation and wild life.

Clive’s book on the other hand led one on a walk through Barrow Bridge pointing out features of special interest and some of the history. Both books were very successful and despite a number of reprints are now out of print. Obviously both publications contained a lot of duplicate information so the decision was made to combine the books together. This book is the result. Facts have been updated because some things such as building usage etc. has changed over the years and we have also included a number of new pictures. This has obviously shortened the walk section of the book as it now does not include as much of the history, but contained within the new book is all the information from both the previous books.

The book which has just less than 100 pages is in A5 format.

THE LAKE

THE LAKE

Author: W. D. Billington & Clive R Walsh
Price: £5.00 (p&p £1.50)

Halliwell Road and Hill Top

This is one of four ‘Walk Books’. Each one takes you around an area of special interest in Halliwell pointing out items of particular appeal and include pictures and maps.

Author: Margaret Koppens
Price: £3.00 (p&p £1.00)

From the Victory to Vallets

This is one of four ‘Walk Books’. Each one takes you around an area of special interest in Halliwell pointing out items of particular appeal and include pictures and maps.

Author: Barrie Parker
Price: £2.00 (p&p £1.00)

Halliwell in 1861

A fascinating look at what Halliwell was like in 1861 as seen through the census.

Author: Terry Higginson
Price: £2.00 (p&p £1.00)

The early history of the Manor of Halliwell

This is a recent publication which was compiled quite some time ago by the late W. D. Billington but not published. It is a very well researched book.

Author: W D Billington
Price: £2.00 (p&p £1.00)

Brownlow Fold

A4 size publication with many pictures and maps, essential for anyone with connections to the Brownlow Fold area of Halliwell.

ARDEN STREET

 

 

Author: Terry Higginson
Price: £4.00(p&p £1.50)

More Halliwell on Postcards

This is a follow up to Barrie’s very successful first book of images of Halliwell as portrayed by postcards, with a complete set of new ones.

Author: Barrie Parker
Price: £2.00 (p&p £1.50)