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Alphabetical List of All Titles

This page is a full alphabetical list, in title order, of all books we have published, from 1978 onwards. Those still available can be found in our book list.

An alphabetical list of all our authors is also available.

Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Elisabeth Stanbrook
ISBN 978 0 906294 69 7 Published 2008
ISBN 978 0 906294 85 7 Published 2016
A tribute to Victorian engineering, and still vital today.
The Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway 1834-1983, Michael Messenger
ISBN 978 0 906294 76 5 Published 2012
One of Britain's earliest steam railways; its detailed story and that of the community it served.
T R Brown of Bristol, Captain Stephen Carter
ISBN 978 0906294 60 6 Published 2006
A remarkable tale of a family's maritime enterprise.
Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge, John Binding
ISBN 0 906294 39 8 Published 1997 (Hardback)
ISBN 978 0 906294 73 4 Published 2011 (Softback)
Brunel's masterpiece and an icon for the south west.
Called Home : The Dartmoor Tin Miner 1860-1940, Tom Greeves
ISBN 978 0 906294 87 1 Published 2016
Images and recollections of Dartmoor's high moorland tin industry.
Caradon & Looe; the canal, railways and mines, Michael Messenger
ISBN 0906294 00 2 (Hardback), 0 906294 01 0 (Card covers) Published 1978
ISBN 0906294 46 0 Revised 2nd edition Published 2001 (Hardback)
ISBN 978 0 906294 82 6 Revised 3rd edition 2005, 4th edition 2019
The definitive history of the Liskeard & Caradon Railway, the Liskeard & Looe Railway and the Liskeard & Looe Union Canal and the mines, quarries and industries they served.
Cornish Milestones , Ian Thompson
ISBN 978 0 906294 78 9 Published 2013
The development of Cornwall’s roads in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Cornwall's Archaeological Heritage, Nicholas Johnson and Peter Rose
ISBN 978 0906294 529 Published 1990, revised 2003
Cornwall has a wealth of archaeological remains that few parts of Britain can equal. Every period of history is represented, not just in single sites, but in whole landscapes.
Cornwall's Butterfly & Moth Heritage, Adrian Spalding
ISBN 0 906294 27 4 Published 1992
The spectacular scenery and mild climate provide a home for many rare species.
Cornwall's China Clay Heritage, John R. Smith
ISBN 0 906294 25 8 Published 1992
Detailed guide to the rich heritage of Cornwall's 'white gold', the china clay industry.
Cornwall's Churchyard Heritage, Hilary Lees
ISBN 0 906294 35 5 Published 1996
Historic churchyards are a monument to our past.
Cornwall's Literary Heritage, Peter Stanier
ISBN 978 0 906294 26 0 Published 1992.
Cornwall has been the inspiration for a great variety of writers.
Cosens of Weymouth; 1918 to 1996, Richard Clammer
ISBN 0906294 48 7 Published 2001
The Wessex coast's principal paddle steamer operator.
The Culm Valley Light Railway ,Michael Messenger
ISBN 0 906294 29 0 Published 1993
Pioneer Devon light railway, became the much loved GWR Hemyock branch.
Dartmoor's Earliest Photographs, Landscape and Place 1860-1880 , Tom Greeves
ISBN 978 0 906294 80 2 Published 2015
The earliest photographic images of the Dartmoor landscape.
Devonport Dockyard Railway, Paul Burkhalter
ISBN 0 906294 37 1 Published 1996
The largest industrial railway system in the west of England.
Devon's Lifeboat Heritage , Nicholas Leach
ISBN 978 0 906294 72 7 Published 2009
A full account and guide to this vital service.
Dorset's Industrial Heritage, Peter Stanier
ISBN 0 906294 17 7 Published 1989
An introduction to the industrial archaeology of Dorset
Douglas Head Ferry & the Port Soderick Boats , Captain Stephen Carter
ISBN 0 906294 55 X Published 2003
Tourist transport in the Isle of Man.
Fayle's Tramways, Chris Legg
ISBN 978 0 906294 79 6 Published 2014 (Hardback)
ISBN 978 0 906294 88 8 Published 2016 (Softback)
Clay Mining in Purbeck - Two Hundred Years, Six Different Gauges.
The Furzebrook Railway, Chris Legg
ISBN 978 0 906294 89 5 Published 2016 (Hardback)
ISBN 978 0 906294 91 8 Published 2018 (Softback)
Completing the story of Purbeck's clay railways
Godrevy Light, Charles Thomas & Jessica Mann
ISBN 978 0906294 703 Published 2009
The full story of this iconic structure and the art it inspired
Hevva! Cornish Fishing in the Days of Sail, Keith Harris
ISBN 978 0906294 710 Published 2010
The lives of hard men and sturdy boats ably recounted.
Inclined Planes in the South West , Martin Bodman
ISBN 978 0 906294 75 8 Published 2012
A well illustrated gazetteer of over 200 locations
Industrial Railways of the South West, Michael Messenger
ISBN 978 0906294 59 2 Published 2005
A photographic record of lesser known lines in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
The Kalmeter Journal, translated Justin Brooke
ISBN 0 906294 45 2 Published 2001
An unrivalled record of industrial practices made on a visit to the west country in 1724-25
The Lee Moor Tramway, Roy E. Taylor
ISBN 0 906294 42 8 Published 1999
Photographic portrait of this steam and cable operated tramway.
Longships Lighthouse , Elisabeth Stanbrook
ISBN 978 0 906294 86 4 Published 2016
The history of the iconic lighthouse, standing sentinel off the rocks of Lands End.
Lundy Packets, Mike Tedstone
ISBN 0906294 47 5 Published 2001
Full account of the historic mail boats serving Lundy Island.
Mines & Mining Men of Menheniot, Stephen Bartlett
ISBN 0 906294 31 2 Published 1994
Excellent history of a Cornish lead mining area with a strong human interest.
Mines of Cornwall & Devon, Peter Stanier
ISBN 0 906294 40 1 Published 1998
Historic photographs of metal and other mines in the two counties.
The Mont Cenis Fell Railway, P. J. G. Ransom
ISBN 0 906294 41 X Published 1999
The world's first mountain railway, British engineered J. B. Fell.
North Devon Clay, Michael Messenger
ISBN 0 906294 06 1 (Hardback), 0 906294 07 X (Card covers) Published 1982
ISBN 978 0 906294 65 9 Published 2007
A history of the North Devon ball clay industry and the railways that served it. The narrow gauge Torrington & Marland Railway was engineered by J.B. Fell and the North Devon & Cornwall Junction Light Railway that succeeded it was promoted by Holman Fred Stephens.
Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle and the Steamers of the River Dart , Richard Clammer & Alan Kittridge
ISBN 978 0 906294 77 2 Published 2013
The historic Kingswear Castle is steaming again on her home river.
Passenger Steamers of the Bristol Channel, Nigel Coombes
ISBN 0 906294 23 1 Published 1990
The long tradition of cruising for pleasure in the Bristol Channel began as a necessary means of transport until the advent of the railways. The magnificent paddle steamer fleets maintained the tradition until recent years, and the P.S. Waverley continues to do so.
Passenger Steamers of the Glasgow & South Western Railway, Roy Wilson
ISBN 0 906294 24 X Published 1991
A well ilustrated account of one of the premier Scottish railway steamer operations.
Passenger Steamers of the River Dart, Richard Clammer and Alan Kittridge
ISBN 0 906294 13 4 Published 1987
Graceful paddle steamers and prestigious river steamer fleets, market boats and river ferries, evocative excursions in some of the south west's finest scenery.
Passenger Steamers of the River Fal, Alan Kittridge
ISBN 0 906294 18 5 Published 1988
Locally built passenger steamer fleets served the rivers and creeks radiating off Falmouth Bay.
Passenger Steamers of the River Tamar, Alan Kittridge
ISBN 0 906294 10 X Published 1984
The River Tamar, the boundary between Cornwall and Devon, was a major highway carrying not just excursionists but market traffic and workers to the Naval Dockyards at Plymouth.
The Pentewan Railway, M.J.T. Lewis
ISBN 0 906294 04 5 (Hardback), 0 906294 05 3 (Card covers) Published 1981
ISBN 978 0 906294 94 9 Published 2018
A narrow gauge railway serving the china clay industry of Cornwall and the Georgian harbour of Pentewan, rebuilt in the 1870s by the international engineer John Barraclough Fell.
Plymouth; Ocean Liner Port of Call, Alan Kittridge
ISBN 0 906294 30 4 Published 1993
Plymouth's history as an ocean liner port-of-call from the 1840s to closure to mail traffic in 1963.
Plymouth's Hidden Railways, Paul Burkhalter
ISBN 978 0 906294 92 5 Published 2017
A multitude of industrial railways, big and small, in and around Plymouth.
Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway, E. A. Wade
ISBN 0 906294 38 X Published 1997
One of Wales' lesser known narrow-gauge railways.
Quarries of England & Wales, Peter Stanier
ISBN 0906294 33 9 Published 1995
A selection of historic photographs from the British Geological Survey collection showing quarrying methods and machinery in the period 1904 to 1935.
Rail & Sail to Pentewan, John Henry Drew
ISBN 0 906294 12 6 Published 1986
J.H. Drew was fireman and his father the driver of the Pentewan Railway's steam locomotives. Their very accurate memories have been edited by Dr Michael Lewis to give an excellent account of life and work in a small Cornish community.
Railway Ships & Packet Ports, Richard Danielson
ISBN 978 0 906294 64 2 Published 2007
Britain's railway owned ferry fleets and harbours.
The Redlake Tramway, and China Clay Works, E. A. Wade
ISBN 0 906294 08 8 (Hardback), 0 906294 09 6 (Card covers) Published 1982
ISBN 978 0 906294 56 8 Published 2004
A bold attempt to introduce industry into the heart of Dartmoor, with a three foot gauge tramway giving access.
Rendel's Floating Bridges , Alan Kittridge
ISBN 978 0 906294 67 3 Published 2008
A successful alternative to a fixed bridge, Rendel's invention was used throughout the United Kingdom.
Sail and Steam in the Plymouth district , Alan Kittridge
ISBN 978 0 906294 81 9 Published 2015
One hundred years of photographs of local shipping off the South Hams and east Cornwall coasts.
Ships & Shipbuilders of a West Country Seaport; Fowey 1786-1939, C. H. Ward-Jackson
ISBN 0 906294 11 8 Published 1986
Ships and people of the small harbour that traded around the world.
Slate Quarry Railways of Gwynedd , Michael Messenger
ISBN 978 0 906294 68 0 Published 2008
A photographic record from the 1960s and 70s of North Wales' slate quarries.
The Snailbeach District Railways, Andy Cuckson
ISBN 978 0 906294 90 1 Published 2017 (Hardback)
ISBN 978 0 906294 93 2 Published 2017 (Softback)
One of Britain's less well known public narrow gauge railways
South West Stone Quarries , Peter Stanier
ISBN 978 0 906294 83 3 Published 2015
Building stone quarries in the West of England and how they have evolved.
Stannary Tales; the Shady Side of Mining, Justin Brooke
ISBN 0 906294 02 9 (Hardback), 0 906294 03 7 (Card covers) Published 1980
An account of the people and cases in Cornwall's Stannary Courts, the unique court set up to regulate the mines of Cornwall and Devon.
Steam South & West , Michael Messenger
ISBN 978 0 906294 95 6 Published 2019
Photographs of the last days of British Railways Steam in the south and west.
Steamers & Ferries of the River Tamar & Three Towns District , Alan Kittridge
ISBN 0 906294 54 1 Published 2003
Much loved ferry and steamer services that once crowded the waterways of Plymouth.
The Struggle for the Cornwall Railway , Hugh Howes
ISBN 978 0 906294 74 1 Published 2012
The setbacks, failures but ultimate triumph of building Cornwall's main line.
Tacky's Tugs, Captain Stephen Carter
ISBN 978 0906294 66 6 Published 2008
W J Reynolds of Torpoint had the last fleet of coal fired steam tugs in Great Britain.
Tin Streams of Wendron, Justin Brooke
ISBN 0 906294 32 0 Published 1995
One of Cornwall's oldest industries, recovering alluvial tin ore deposits.
Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway, Peter Strange
ISBN 0906294 19 3 Published 1989
A superb photographic record of this notable light railway.
White Funnel Magic, Nigel Coombes
ISBN 0 906294 34 7 Published 1995
Campbell's paddle steamers in the Bristol and English channels.

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