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Series: Shire Library

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1950s Childhood: Growing Up in Post-War Britain by Janet Shepherd
Anniversary clocks by Peter Wotton
Architectural ceramics by Hans Van Lemmen
ARP and Civil Defence in the Second World War by Peter Doyle
The Battle of Britain (Shire Library) by Neil R. Storey
Beach Huts and Bathing Machines by Kathryn Ferry
Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950 (Shire Library) by Sarah Jane Downing
Bletchley Park: The Code-breakers of Station X (Shire Library) by Michael Smithnot in English Common Knowledge
Blitz (Shire Library) by Peter Doyle
Bricks and Brickmaking by Martin Hammond
The British Airman of the First World War (Shire Library) by David Hadaway
The British Airman of the Second World War (Shire Library) by Stuart Hadaway
British Sheep Breeds by Susannah Parkin
British Theatres and Music Halls by John Earl
Buckles by Gillian Meredith
Canal Narrowboats and Barges (Shire Library) by Tony Conder
Canals in Britain (Shire Library) by Tony Conder
Dolls' House Furniture (Shire Library) by Halina Pasierbska
The Edwardian Home (Shire Library) by Yvonne Bell
The Felt Industry by Peter Walter
Garden Cities by Sarah Rutherford
Gargoyles and Grotesques (Shire Library) by Alex Woodcock
The Green Man (Shire Library) by Richard Hayman
Holiday Camps by Kathryn Ferry
Navigational Instruments (Shire Library) by Richard Dunn
Needlework and Embroidery Tools by Eleanor Johnson
Railway Workshops (Shire Library) by Tim Bryan
SOE: Churchill's Secret Agents (Shire Library) by Terry Crowdy
The Victorian Criminal (Shire Library) by Neil R. Storey
The Victorian Detective by Alan Moss
The Victorian Railway Worker by Trevor May
The WAAF (Shire Album) by Beryl E. Escott
Witches and Witchcraft (Shire Library) by David Nash
Old Poultry Breeds by Fred Hams35
Stationary Steam Engines by Geoffrey Hayes42
Old Stationary Engines by David W. Edginton49
Needlemaking by John G. Rollins71
Lead and Leadmining by Lynn Willies85
Nailmaking by Hugh Bodey87
Old lawn mowers by David G. Halford91
Blue and White Transfer-Printed Pottery by Robert Copeland97
Corn Milling by Martin Watts98
Laundry Bygones by Pamela Sambrook107
Dry Stone Walls by Lawrence Garner114
Rare Breeds by Lawrence Alderson118
Looms and Weaving by Anna P. Benson154
Delftware Tiles (Shire Library) by Hans Van Lemmennot in English Common Knowledge179
The Organ: A Brief Guide to Its Construction, History, Usage and Music by David Baker184
Spoons 1650-2000 by Simon Moore211b
Church Misericords and Bench Ends by Richard Hayman230
Dolls' Houses by Halina Pasierbska271
Keys: Their History and Collection by Eric Monk283
The Victorian Schoolroom by Trevor May302
Telephone Boxes (Shire Album) by Neil Johannessen303
Embroidered Georgian Pictures by Margaret H. Swain307
Lighthouses by Lynn F. Pearson312
Tatting by Pam Palmer323
The Victorian Undertaker by Trevor May330
Walled Kitchen Gardens by Susan Campbellnot in English Common Knowledge339
British Pigs by Val Porter340
Victorian and Edwardian Horse Cabs by Trevor May346
Wrought Iron (Albums Series Volume 350) by Richard Hayman350
The Victorian Hospital by Lavinia Mitton356
Medieval Tiles by Hans Van Lemmen380
Buttons by Alan Meredith382
British Cattle by Val Porter392
Shell Houses and Grottoes (Shire Library) by Hazelle Jackson398
The Home Front by Guy de la Bedoyere400
Milestones by Mervyn Benford401
British Chimney Sweeps: Five Centuries of Chimney Sweeping by Benita Cullingford415
Coopers and Coopering (Shire Album) by Kenneth Kilby426
The Victorian Policeman (Shire Library) by Simon Patrick Dell428
British Teapots and Coffee Pots by Steve Goss446
Windmills (Shire Album) by Martin Watts457
The Victorian Asylum by Sarah Rutherford461
Corgi Toys (Shire Library) by David Cooke462
The village shop by Lin Bensley466
The British Soldier of the First World War (Shire Library) by Peter Doyle471
Privies and Water Closets (Shire Library) by David Eveleigh479
The Victorian Cemetery by Sarah Rutherford481
Village Pumps (Shire Library) by Richard Williams482
Peat and Peat Cutting (Shire Library) by Ian Rotherhamnot in English Common Knowledge483
The Slave Trade by Nigel Sadlernot in English Common Knowledge485
Garden Gnomes: A History (Shire Library) by Twigs Way487
Great Exhibitions: From the Crystal Palace to The Dome (Shire Library) by Trevor May495
The English Rococo Garden by Michael Symes530
The Victorians and Edwardians at Work (Shire Library) by John Hannavy549
Shipbuilding in Britain (Shire Library) by Fred M. Walker565
The Victorian Fern Craze (Shire Library) by Sarah Whittingham571
The Victorian Home (Shire Library) by Kathryn Ferry573
The Home Guard (Shire Library) by Neil R. Storey574
Women in the First World War (Shire Library) by Neil Storey575
Topiary by Twigs Way580
Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen by Sarah Jane Downing583
The Road Haulage Industry by Chris Woodcock589
Post Offices by Julian Stray594
The Great Western Railway (Shire Library) by Tim Bryan595
The London Underground (Shire Library) by Andrew Emmerson597
Tea and Tea Drinking (Shire Library) by Claire Masset600
Stephensons Rocket and the Rainhill Trials (Shire Library) by Richard Gibbon605
Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools by Vivien Rolf610
Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments (Shire Library) by Sally Badham611
Women in the Second World War by Neil R. Storey613
Building Toys: Bayko and Other Systems (Shire Library) by Brian Salter616
Making Craft Cider: A Ciderist's Guide by Simon McKie618
London Olympics: 1908 and 1948 (Shire Library) by Janie Hampton622
Orchards (Shire Library) by Claire Masset632
The Women's Institute by Susan Cohen643
Wedgwood Jasperware by Gaye Blake-Roberts651
Confederate Currency by Pierre Fricke655
Railway Posters (Shire Library) by Lorna Frost658
The Womens Suffrage Movement (Shire Library) by Molly Housego662
Farming in the 1920s and 30s by Jonathan Brown666
Army Childhood: British Army Children's Lives and Times by Clare Gibson671
The Victorians and Edwardians at War (Shire Library) by John Hannavy674
Home Front Posters: of the Second World War (Shire Library) by Susannah Walker682
Victorian and Edwardian Railway Travel (Shire Library) by David Turner689
The Victorian and Edwardian Tourist (Shire Library) by John Hannavy692
Royal Jubilees (Shire Library) by Judith Millidge698
British working dress : occupational clothing, 1750-1950 by Jayne Shrimpton702
Museums in Britain: A History (Shire Library) by Christine Garwood703
Legendary Beasts of Britain (Shire Library) by Julia Cresswell710
The Tudor garden : 1485-1603 by Twigs Way720
TV Toys (Shire Library) by Anthony A McGoldrick723
Scottish national dress and tartan by Stuart Reid724
Clerical Vestments: Ceremonial Dress of the Church (Shire Library) by Sarah Bailey727
Shepherds and Shepherding (Shire Library) by Jonathan Brown732
Golf (Shire Library) by John Pearsonnot in English Common Knowledge733
The country blacksmith by David L. McDougall735
Patchwork and Quilting in Britain (Shire Library) by Heather Audin743
Fashion in the 1940s (Shire Library) by Jayne Shrimpton784
Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare: 1564-1616 (Shire Library) by Sarah Jane Downing785
Medical Services in the First World War (Shire Library) by Susan Cohen792
Edwardian fashion by Daniel Milford-Cottam798
Gloves and Glove-making (Shire Library) by Mike Redwood812
Wartime broadcasting by Mike Brown845

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