Books & Publications
Apart from our newsletters and journal,
The Glaven Historian the following publications may be of interest.
The Lasse Press is an independent small publisher of non-fiction
books of historical and general interest, based in Norwich,
Visit Lasse Press website
Books and DVDs for those living in Norfolk
or Suffolk, Cambridgeshire or Essex who areplanning a visit,
interested in local
down your family history or love the natural history of East
Visit Poppyland Publishing website
Steve Benson & Richard Jefferson
This book, published in 2016, has the 100% of the sales proceeds going
to the Walking with the Wounded charity.
It is the story of Private James Olley, Norfolk Survivor of the Charge
of the Light Brigade.
The Glaven Ports - People & Places
Liz Shand Kendall, Judith Paxton and John Warham
The book, published in 2014, is the fourth in a series of books on
the North Norfolk Coast. It is a contemporary photographic
record of the Glaven Ports of Blakeney, Cley, Morston
and Wiveton with occasional reproduction of old photographs
for comparison between then and now.
It includes pictures of the December 2013 storm surge.
Stiffkey with Cockthorpe A story of Norfolk people
Stiffkey Local History Group
Stiffkey with Cockthorpe, published in 2013, is a book about the north
Norfolk village of Stiffkey and the neighbouring hamlet
A Victorian Gentlemanís North Norfolk
Published in 2013 and written by Richard Jefferson about
and his place in early photography.
The local 18th-century diarist Mary Hardy
A book by Margaret Bird sheds light on working and religious
life in the Blakeney area in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
be of great
use to family and local historians and to specialists in a wide
range of fields including family life, farming and manufacturing,
public houses and distribution, the market towns, transport and
In April 2013 the five volumes of Mary Hardy's diary were published.
The wife of a farmer, maltster and brewer, she wrote her diary
at Letheringsett 1781-1809, and before then at Coltishall
on the Broads. For the first
time this 500,000-word manuscript will be available; until
now only brief highlights had appeared.
The four-volume The Diary of Mary Hardy 1773-1809 is massively illustrated
and annotated, each volume having over 100 pages of index. The one-volume
The Remaining Diary of Mary Hardy 1773-1809 is pure transcription, and
contains the entries excluded from the Diary set.
BAHS member Margaret Bird has so far spent 25 years researching and
editing the text.
All five volumes will be for sale in the Holt Bookshop and some other
local bookshops. You can read further details on the websites:
Margaret Bird has generously presented a copy of the diaries to
the History Centre and is available for all to read when the History
Centre is open.
Blakeney Point: From the Point to Cley and Salthouse.
In 2012 the BAHS History Century published this early guide. Although
written in 1917 by F W Oliver and A E Carey this guide
still resonates today.
The guide contains additional explanatory notes (2012).