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There is a large range of books and booklets about Bollington or those produced for specific events in the town. The following list contains all that I know about but is certainly not complete. If you know of others please send me a message and tell me about them! Thanks. This first selection are available for sale through the Discovery Centre and, in some cases, at newsagents and booksellers.

St Oswald's Church

St. Oswald's Church, Bollington, the first 100 Years
Christopher Ward, 2008

A short history of the church at Bollington Cross together with a guide to the key points. Lavishly illustrated including many delightful drawings by local artist Ann Stringer.

Available through the Discovery Centre.

 

The Shrigley Abduction
Abby Ashby & Audrey Jones, Sutton Publishing, 2003.

Bollington's near neighbour, Pott Shrigley, and a superb tale of "anguish, deceit and violation of the domestic hearth" - a real life story about the daughter of the Turner family of Shrigley Hall.

Available through the Discovery Centre.

ISBN 0 7509 3280 5

Broster

Copies of this old book are available through the Discovery Centre only!

Bollington And Kerridge
1830 - 1980

William S. Broster, 1980.

A collection of Historical Articles and Personal Memories. Thought to have been out of print, a number have been found among the late Dr John Coope's effects. We are most grateful to his family for allowing us to make them exclusively available through the Discovery Centre.

Bollington through the Centuries,
Revd. R. Norton Betts, 1934.

This delightful book has been re-published in 2005. It is available newly typeset and with a new cover at the Discovery Centre.

ISBN 0 9550033 0 X

Looking Back at Bollington, George Longden & Molly Spink, Willow, 1986.

This has been re-printed and is available through the Discovery Centre.

ISBN 0 946361 16 9

Voices from the Past,
Jean Wright, 2005

This most enjoyable book is based on letters written by Martha Ann Wright, who lived to the age of 100 and worked as a maid at The Mount, then the home of Samuel Greg.

This beautiful book is available through the Discovery Centre.

ISBN 0 9549979 0 5

Methodist 200

200 Years of Bollington Methodism
Jean M. Wright, 2007

Specially written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the first Methodist church in Bollington in May 1808.

Available through the Discovery Centre.

 

Portrait of a Village: The Happy Valley

 

Portrait of a Village: 
The Happy Valley
,

Margaret Ingram
Festival Committee, 1968.
Illustrated by W. Stirling Martin.

Out of print. Sometimes available on eBayExternal link

Cotton Town

Cotton Town, Bollington & the Swindells family in the 19th Century
Wilmslow Historical Society Industrial Archaeology Group, 1973. Reprinted 1986.

ISBN 0 9501384 6 0

No longer available, out of print.

Copies have been seen on eBayExternal link.

 

Bollington 1914 -1918 ... and more, the story of local folk in time of war, Roy Arnold & Dave Williams. Stories from WWI at home and abroad together with listings of all those who gave their lives including a short obituary where information is available.

Few copies available, try the Discovery Centre and Bridgend Centre. £7.99 (proceeds to charity).

A Guide to Bollington, "The Happy Valley", Bollington Town Council, regular editions. Available from Bollington Town Hall.

New editions are no longer published. The information is now published online on this web site under Organisations, or on Bollington Town Council's web siteExternal link.

When Nancy was Young ..., Stan Braddock, Ed, Festival Committee, Revised 1980. This book is out of print. Sometimes available on eBayExternal link

 

Bollington in old picture postcards,
George Longden & the Bollington Civic Society History Group, 1995.

This book is out of print. Sometimes available on eBayExternal link

Walks Around Bollington (3 sheets), Festival Committee, 1980.

Reflections on Bollington, Edited by Pam Barfield & Ann Mayer, Spheresprint, 1993. Memories of local people supplemented by old photographs and other memorabilia. This book is out of print. Sometimes available on eBayExternal link

Reflections on Bollington vol. II, Edited by Pam Barfield & Ann Mayer, Spheresprint, 1995. This book is out of print. Sometimes available on eBayExternal link

Reflections on Bollington vol. III, Edited by Pam Barfield & Ann Mayer, Sphere UK Print & Design, 1997. This book is out of print. Sometimes available on eBayExternal link

From Adversity to Victory, The hardship and heroism of Bollington people during the Second World War, A unique collection of personal memories ..., Compiled by Bollington Bridgend Centre, 2005. This book is out of print. Sometimes available on eBayExternal link

None of the documents listed below are thought to be in print or available for purchase. Odd copies may appear on eBayExternal link from time to time. Most are kept in public archives where they may be inspected by following the usual procedures.

Happy Valley Drink In(n)s, Festival Committee, 1974. All the up to date information on Bollington pubs is available elsewhere in this web site.

Bollington Festival, Souvenir Brochure 1964, Festival Committee, 1964. Programme and guide to the festival.

Bollington Festival, May 23 - June 4 1980, Festival Committee, 1980. Programme and guide to the festival.

Bollington Festival, May 24 - June 4 1986, Festival Committee, 1986. Programme and guide to the festival.

The Industrial Revolution in East Cheshire, George Longden, Groundwork Trust, 1988. Though not entirely about Bollington, this history based on six themed walks provides very interesting text and old photographs of the area as well as being an excellent guide to walking the town.

A Factory Community, Samuel Greg in Bollington, Cheshire Museums & Archives education project.

Bollington Parish Church 1834 - 1984, Nigel Watson, 1984. History of St. John's Church, important now that it is closed.

Bollington Town Conservation Area, Macclesfield Borough Council, 1977. Much of this material is available on this web site.

Many of the booklets were published for Bollington festivals. Consequently, they are not always available for very long afterwards. Some may still exist on the bottom shelves of local newsagents, shops, the Bridgend Centre or on eBay. Others have been published through the book trade and may be available from bookshops and newsagents. Many are available for reference at Bollington Library.

An ongoing chronicle of Bollington life can be found in Bollington Live! which is published three times each year and has been so since 1994. It is delivered free to every household throughout Bollington, Pott Shrigley and Whiteley Green. Reference copies are available at the Library or you can read it online.

Then there are publications that are really about other subjects than Bollington but which contain significant references to the town or the immediate area.

These four books are essentially about railways but each contains something about Bollington ...

The Macclesfield, Bollington & Marple Railway, Basil Jeuda, Cheshire County Council, 1983, ISBN 0904532 04 6. Frequently on eBay.

Railways of the Macclesfield District, Basil Jeuda, Wyvern Publications, 1984, ISBN 0907941 07 9. Occasionally on eBay.

North Staffordshire Railway, Basil Jeuda, Cheshire Libraries, 1986, ISBN 0 904532 21 6.

The Railways of Macclesfield and the line to Bollington, Poynton & Marple (Rose Hill), Basil Jeuda, 1995, Foxline Publishing, from the Scenes From The Past series, No.27, ISBN 1 870119 44 4.

 
Guide to the Macclesfield & Upper Peak Forest Canals, Tim Boddington and The Macclesfield Canal Society. 3rd edition published May 2002 but now out of print and hard to find.

Seventeenth Century Rainow, Jane Laughton, 1990.

The Letters of Mrs. Gaskell, editors Arthur Pollard, J. A. V. Chapple. Please note - The Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell of letters fame is not one of the Mrs Gaskells that lived at Ingersley Hall in Bollington! However, Elizabeth Gaskell did regularly visit her friends the Samuel Gregs in Bollington and at least one of her books, North & South, is modeled on her observations of industrial power between Samuel and other Gregs and the workers at Lowerhouse Mill, Bollington.

The Shrigley Abduction, Abby Ashby & Audrey Jones, 2003. A true story about the daughter of the Turner family who lived at Shrigley Hall in the early 19thC. Not quite Bollington but an excellent local social history recording a remarkable and infamous incident. This book is available from the Discovery Centre.

The following well illustrated book collects together pictures and history of many places in east Cheshire, containing just two pages on Bollington:

Looking Back at East Cheshire, George Longden & Molly Spink, Willow Publishing, 1989, 40 pages. No longer easily available but copies appear on eBay now and again.

These histories contain some reference to the town or its immediate area. Several of these are taken from the references in Bollington Through the Centuries:

A Description of the Country Round Manchester, Dr. Aikin.

Articles on Local History, Mr. Walter Smith.

Contributions to the History of the Ancient Parish of Prestbury, Dr. Reynaud.

History of Cheshire, Samuel Bagshaw.

History of Cheshire, Dr. Ormerod.

East Cheshire: past and present, or, A history of the hundred of Macclesfield, in the county palatine of Chester from original records, Dr. John Parsons Earwaker, 1877. (Usually referred to as History of East Cheshire.)

Roman remains in the eastern part of Cheshire, Dr. John Parsons Earwaker, 1877. (Not confirmed but likely to include the Bollington area.)

Old Cheshire Families, Butterworth, rpt 1971.

Local newspapers contain many references - Cheshire Sheaf, Macclesfield Courier, Macclesfield Times, and in modern times the Macclesfield Express, Community News and Cheshire Independent.

There are also regular items about the town in Cheshire Life including:

"Goodbye to the Flicks", Roy Arnold, September 1980, page 70 which refers to the Bollington Empire in Palmerston Street (Hailwood House now stands on the site of this).

The following publications are both very old and no longer in publication. The items are taken from the 'Books consulted' list in Portrait of a Village: The Happy Valley.

A Layman's Legacy, Samuel Greg.

Distaff; Jubilee Distaff, Fine Spinners & Doublers Limited. An incomplete set of these has been generously donated to the Civic Society collection and are available for reference. Each copy, there are 32 in the set, contains up to two pages of Bollington stories.

There is one item that has, so far as is known, never been published in book form.

Thomas Oliver & Sons (Bollington) Ltd. Notes on the History of the Firm during 150 years, Revd. A. C. Oliver, February 1940. Olivers occupied Waterhouse Mill. Only one copy of this hand-written history is known to exist and that is now in the Civic Society collection. It is very hard to read but has now been deciphered and typed up by willing volunteers. It is published on this web site with the history of Waterhouse mill.

Finally, there are the historical references, items that will interest the serious historian. These may not always contain reference to Bollington but may give information about the area in which the town is situated, or perhaps something about a particular time in this part of the country, giving background as to why the town has developed the way it has. I am indebted to George Longden for this masterful list. A very few items have subsequently been added to his list.

1,000 TONS OF COAL WEEKLY AT KERRIDGE WAS THE TARGET, Clifford Rathbone, article in Macclesfield Express, 12 June 1969

A CENTENARY HISTORY OF THE WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH OF BOLLINGTON IN THE MACCLESFIELD CIRCUIT, W. H. Oliver Lake (Minister), Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd., 1908

A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY FROM 30 TO 40 MILES AROUND MANCHESTER, J. Aikin, 1795

A HISTORY OF CHESHIRE, Alan Crosby, 1996

A HISTORY OF MACCLESFIELD, C. Stella Davies, 1961

A HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE COUNTY UNION OF CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES, Thomas Griffiths & Co, Manchester, 1907. Congregationalism in Bollington is covered on pages 173-177

A SHINING LIGHT, THE STORY OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, KERRIDGE, 1897-1997, Emily White, 1997

A SHORT HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE BOLLINGTON WATERWORKS, S. Knight, 1923

A SKETCH OF THE PARISH OF PRESTBURY, G. Y. Osborne, 1840

A WIZARD WALK, George Longden, Living Edge Magazine, Vol 1, no.2, 1998

AGREEMENT BETWEEN GEORGE ANTROBUS & JOSEPH WAGSTAFF, fragments, n.d., Bollington Civic Society archive, Antrobus collection, no. 9

ALFRED GATLEY, KERRIDGE BOY WHO BECAME A SCULPTER (sic), Bollington Festival Brochure, 1964

ALFRED GATLEY'S DIARY AND LETTERBOOKS, from a transcript formerly in the possession of Mrs. Rathbone, Bollington Cross

AN OXFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT 19TH CENTURY STYLE, Margaret Hughes, Macclesfield Advertiser, April 1979

ANTROBUS PEDIGREES, Sir Reginald L. Antrobus, 1929

BAGSHAW'S CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1850

BOLLINGTON LAND TAX RETURNS, Cheshire Record Office

BOLLINGTON RATE BOOK, 1854 (copy in Bollington Town Hall archive)

BOLLINGTON TITHE MAP AND APPORTIONMENT, 1848, Cheshire Record Office (photocopies Macclesfield Public Library)

BRYANT'S CHESHIRE MAP, 1831, Cheshire Record Office

BUILDINGS OF ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL INTEREST, Dept of Environment, HMSO 1983

BURDETT'S CHESHIRE MAP 1777, Cheshire Record Office

CHESHIRE COUNTRY HOUSES, P. de Figueiredo & J. Treuherz, 1988

CHESHIRE MAP, P.P. Burdett, 1777

CHESHIRE: A GENEALOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, Stuart Raymond

CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF PLACE NAMES, 4th Ed, E. Ekwall, 1960

DEPOSITION BY WILLIAM RICHARDSON OF RAINOW, MILLWRIGHT, 8 Aug 1806, Adlington Hall archive (copy of transcript in hands of writer)

DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660-1851, Rupert Gunnis, revised ed (nd)

DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, 1993 ed., vol 7

DRAFT SURRENDER, MANOR AND FOREST OF MACCLESFIELD, 1792, Cheshire Record Office D 5075/12 no.10

DRAFT SURRENDERS, MANOR AND FOREST OF MACCLESFIELD, 1792, Cheshire Record Office D 5075/113, nos 24, 45

EAST CHESHIRE TEXTILE MILL SURVEY FILES, 1980s, Macclesfield Museums

EAST CHESHIRE TEXTILE MILLS, Anthony Calladine & Jean Fricker, 1993

ENGLISH PLACE NAMES, Kenneth Cameron, 1961

GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE OF CHESHIRE, Henry Holland, 1808

GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND MACCLESFIELD, CONGLETON, CREWE, AND MIDDLEWICH, T. I. Pocock, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1906

GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND MACCLESFIELD, CONGLETON, CREWE AND MIDDLEWICH, W. B. Evans. A. A. Wilson, B. J. Taylor, & D. Price, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1968

GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND STOCKPORT, MACCLESFIELD, CONGLETON AND LEEK, E. Hull & A. H. Green, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1866

GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND STOCKPORT AND KNUTSFORD, B. J. Taylor, R. H. Price, & F. M. Trotter, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1963

GREENWOOD'S CHESHIRE MAP, 1819, Cheshire Record Office

HISTORY OF OLD MACCLESFIELD, John Earles, one of series of articles in Macclesfield Courier, 31 March 1917

KELLY’S CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1878

KELLY’S CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1892

KELLY’S CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1896

KELLY’S CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1902

LANDSCAPE HISTORY DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHWEST, Edited by Sharon M Varey & Graeme J White, University of Chester Press, 2012, ISBN 978-1-908258-00-7. Contains a chapter on An East Cheshire Township in Transition [Bollington] by Tom Swailes

LIFE AND LABOUR IN VICTORIAN MACCLESFIELD, George Longden, 1986

LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS, Samuel Smiles, 1904 edition

MACCLESFIELD CHRONICLE

MACCLESFIELD COURIER (microfilm in Macclesfield Public Library)

MACCLESFIELD EXPRESS

MACCLESFIELD IN THE LATER FOURTEENTH CENTURY, A. M. Tonkinson, 1999

MACCLESFIELD TIMES

MANCHESTER MERCURY, Manchester Central Library, microfilm

MANOR OF GAWSWORTH, Raymond Richards, 1974 edition

MAP, 1611, Public Record Office MR 354

MELLOR'S GARDENS, 2nd ed., R.C. Turner, 1989

MELLOR'S GARDENS, R.C. Turner, Garden History, vol 15, no.2, autumn 1987

MEMOIR OF THE LATE JAMES MELLOR, 1891

METHODISM IN MACCLESFIELD, Benjamin Smith, 1875

MORRIS CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1874

NOTES ON THE WORKS OF ALFRED GATLEY, handwritten ms by Dr John Coope, with Bollington Civic Society

NOTES ON WHITE NANCY, Walter Smith, Macclesfield Courier, 25 Mar & 1 April 1948

OLD CHESHIRE CHURCHES, Raymond Richards, 1947

OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS, The Godfrey Edition sheet 98, STOCKPORT, ALTRINCHAM & NE CHESHIRE 1912

ORDNANCE SURVEY 1 INCH TO THE MILE OLD SERIES MAP, Sheet 81 (Buxton) 1840-1842, reprinted as sheet 27 of the David and Charles edition, 1970

ORDNANCE SURVEY 25 INCH MAP, 1ST ED, sheets XXIX.13 and XXXVII.1, surveyed 1871, published 1875, Cheshire Record Office (photocopies in Macclesfield Public Library)

ORDNANCE SURVEY 25 INCH MAP, 2ND ED (1ST REVISION), sheets XXIX.13 and XXXVII.1, revised 1896, published 1898, Cheshire Record Office

ORDNANCE SURVEY 25 INCH MAP, 3RD ED (2ND REVISION), sheets XXIX.13 and XXXVII.1, revised 1907, published 1909, Cheshire Record Office (photocopies in Macclesfield Public Library)

ORDNANCE SURVEY DRAWINGS, 2 INCHES TO THE MILE, map 351, surveyed 1837, British Library, copies in Cheshire Record Office

ORDNANCE SURVEY DRAWINGS, 2 INCHES TO THE MILE, sheet 81, surveyed 1839, British Library, copies in Cheshire Record Office

PALATINATE STUDIES, W. H. Chaloner, 1992

PEAKLAND ROADS AND TRACKWAYS, A. E. Dodd & E. M. Dodd, 3rd ed, 2000

PICTURESQUE CHESHIRE, T. A. Coward, Esq.

PIGOT & SLATER CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1841

PIGOTS CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1834

PLAN OF MACCLESFIELD CANAL, 40 INCHES TO THE MILE, 1890s, copy with the Macclesfield Canal Society

POYNTON, A COALMINING VILLAGE; SOCIAL HISTORY, TRANSPORT AND INDUSTRY 1700-1939, W. H. Shercliff, D. A. Kitching & J. M. Ryan, 1983

PRESTBURY PARISH REGISTERS (microfilm, Macclesfield Public Library)

PROPOSED NEW ROAD FROM BOLLINGTON TO RAINOW, copy of part of a plan, nd, in the hands of the writer

PROVINCIAL POETRY 1789-1839, C.R. Johnson, 1992

PUBLIC ENQUIRY INTO REFUSAL OF PERMISSION TO ERECT A FACTORY, JACKSON LANE, KERRIDGE, 10 February 1954, transcript of proceedings, and submissions, in the archive of Bollington Town Council

RAINOW IN THE OLDEN TIME, no. 4, Cheshire Sheaf, vol XVIII, quoted in Walter Smith, Macclesfield Courier, 15 April 1932

RAINOW IN THE OLDEN TIME, Walter Smith, 61 articles in the Macclesfield Courier, from March 1932

RAINOW LAND TAX RETURNS, Cheshire Record Office

RAINOW TITHE MAP & APPORTIONMENT, 1848/50

RAINOW TITHE MAP, 1850, AND APPORTIONMENT, 1848, Cheshire Record Office (photocopies in Macclesfield Public Library)

REGISTER OF THE BLACK PRINCE, Public Record Office.

ROCKS OF AGES, article in Bollington Live!, March 1977

SALE OF TITHES (Bollington and other townships), Prospectus, Macclesfield Arms Hotel, 9-10 Jan 1844

SALTWAYS FROM THE CHESHIRE WICHES, W. B. Crump, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, vol 54, 1940

SCRAPBOOK, Slater, Harrison & Co.

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY RAINOW, Jane Laughton, 1990

SITES AND MONUMENTS RECORD, Cheshire County Council

SLATERS CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1848

SLATERS CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1883

SLATERS CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1888

SLATERS CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1890

SLATERS LIVERPOOL DIRECTORY, 1844

SOME EVIDENCE OF EARLY ROMAN MILITARY ACTIVITY ON THE SOUTH-WEST PENNINE FLANK, Alan Richardson, Journal of the British Archaeological Association, vol CXL, 1987

SURVEY OF SOME OF THE LANDS IN BOLINGTON BELONGING TO EDWARD DOUNES, 1686, Downes Papers, Cheshire Record Office

SWIRE & HUTCHINGS' CHESHIRE MAP, 1829

THE AGRICULTURAL HISTORY OF CHESHIRE 1750 - 1850, C. Stella Davies, 1961

THE ANCIENT PARISH OF PRESTBURY, F. Renaud, 1876

THE BOLLINGTON HOUSING SCHEME 1920-1922, commemorative booklet, 1922

THE BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND: CHESHIRE, Pevsner, Nikolaus & Hubbard, Edward, Penguin Books, 1971

THE COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY, 1814-15

THE COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY, 1816-17

THE DARK SATANIC MILLS. CHILD APPRENTICES IN DERBYSHIRE SPINNING FACTORIES, Edmund & Ruth Frow, 1980

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TURNPIKE SYSTEM IN LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE, William Harrison, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, vol 4, 1886

THE MACCLESFIELD EYRE ROLLS, translated by Mr. R. Stewart-Browne, Chetham's Society.

THE GREGS OF QUARRY BANK MILL, Mary B. Rose, 1986

THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY PALATINE AND CITY OF CHESTER, George Ormerod, 1819, reprinted with additions by Thomas Helsby, 1882

THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY PALATINE AND DUCHY OF LANCASTER, Edward Baines, new edition revised by James Croston, 1888-1893, vol 3

THE LOST MILLS OF ROWARTH, Eileen Miller, 1984

THE LOST ROUTES OF BOLLINGTON, George Longden, Bollington Live! nos. 13, 15, 17

THE MILLS OF NEW MILLS, 2nd ed, John V. Symonds, 1991

THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH. THE WORK OF SAVIO HOUSE, Bollington Live! March 2001

THE ORIGINS OF CHESHIRE, N.J. Higham, 1993

THE ORIGINS OF THE BOLLINGTON COTTON INDUSTRY, George Longden, Bollington Magazine 2, August 1990

THE PEAK DISTRICT, R. Millward & A. Robinson, 1975

THE PEOPLE OF KERRIDGE, 1851, article in Macclesfield Express, 16 March 1972

THE PLACE NAMES OF CHESHIRE, Part 1, J McN. Dodgson, 1970

THE PLACE NAMES OF RAINOW, Jane Laughton, articles in Contact, the Parish Magazine of Rainow with Saltersford and Forest, Jan 2000 - May 2001

THE QUARRIES OF THE MACCLESFIELD AREA, D. A. Kitching, 1977, unpublished article, Macclesfield Public Library

THE REGISTER BOOK OF CHRISTENINGS, WEDDINGS, AND BURIALS WITHIN THE PARISH OF PRESTBURY ... 1560-1636, James Croston (ed.), Record Society, 1881

THE STORY OF RAINOW, Rainow Women’s' Institute, 1974

THE STORY OF THE CHURCH IN RAINOW, Mary Meacham, 1996

THE TOWNSHIP OF RAINOW IN THE 17TH CENTURY, Jane Laughton, unpublished thesis, Cert in Local History, Manchester University, 1986

THE TURNPIKE ROADS OF THE PEAK DISTRICT, J. Radley & S. R. Penny, Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, Vol XCII, 1972

TOWNSHIP PACK NO. 20 BOLLINGTON, prepared an published by Cheshire Libraries, Arts & Archives, undated but after 1986

VAREY'S HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF MACCLESFIELD AND VICINITY, 1825

WHITES CHESHIRE DIRECTORY, 1860

WORRALLS STOCKPORT DIRECTORY, 1872

There are, no doubt, a number of books by Bollington authors (other than those about Bollington noted above). I am aware of the following:

History of Good Dog Fanny and Tuft, the Canary. With other Stories, all True, published with a coloured frontispiece in London, Edinburgh and New York by T. Nelson and Sons in 1881, available as PDF from Stanford University LibraryExternal link, by Mrs Margaret E. Gaskell, aged 67. This is NOT the Mrs Gaskell of letters fame (that was Elizabeth C. Gaskell), but the lady of Ingersley Hall, now Savio House. I am grateful to John A. V. Chapple, Editor of noted books about Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell's letters, for bringing this book and confusion to my notice.

Scenes From the Life of Jesus, Samuel Greg, 1869, available on Google BooksExternal link. A delightful and very readable interpretation of Bible stories.

Short Sermons from A Layman's Legacy, Philip Green, 1895. See Google BooksExternal link. Available from AmazonExternal link. A Layman's Legacy was written by Samuel Greg.

Letters on Religious Belief, Samuel Greg, 1856.

Two letters to Leonard Horner, Esq., on the capabilities of the factory system, Samuel Greg, 1840.