Books for Sale

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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.



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)

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.




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: £1.00 (p&p £1.50)

I Trod a Wheelgate

Life in the Mills as told by a Halliwell man, who started work as ‘Little Piecer’, then as a Mule Spinner and then progressed on to teach cotton spinning

Author: Bob Porter
Price: £1.25 (p&p £1.50)

Robert Heywood of Bolton

An excellent book about one of the most influential men in the history of Bolton

Author: W. E. Brown
Price: £1.25 (p&p £1.50)

St. Peter’s Parish, Halliwell

Recollections by Godfrey Stott son of Rev. Percy Stott who was a Vicar of St Peter’s from 1900 to 1930

Author: Godfrey Stott
Price: £0.50p (p&p £1.00)

History of Bolton Libraries 1853 to 1978

Author: Tom Dunne
Price: £0.75 (p&p £1.50)