In the past 45 years we’ve produced more than a hundred local history books, many of which have now been out of print for decades. So to celebrate our anniversary, we’re making those books available as PDF downloads on a pay-what-you-like basis, and using some of those texts to create fresh anthologies.

Our next publication is a People’s History of the Seaside, lavishly illustrated, taking in the piers, work and leisure on the sea front, and the local fishing trade.


Now’s your chance to pre-order your copy, to be sent direct to you home – or even add your name as a supporter and receive a VIP invitation to the launch on October 12th. We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to support publication with a number of rewards available to supporters.

Take a look at the video here.

The book will be published in October.

And here’s our complete book list, so if you see a book that’s not currently available as a hard copy or download, contact us and we’ll digitise a copy just for you!