Publications used

I have used many books, e-books, magazines, CDs and other publications in my research. I intend to list some of the more interesting and useful material on this page. If you would like more information on any of these, then drop me a comment and I will get back to you.


Title Authors Publisher ISBN
A Time to Remember Amble Social History Society Hub Colour Print Ltd  
Tales of the Border Reivers Beryl Holmes Northern Heritage 978-0-9555406-6-0
In This Quiet Lane J.H.Hardy Glen Graphics 1-900038-75-7
Essential Maps for Family Historians Charles Masters Countryside Books 978-1-84674-098-5
Family Photographs and How to Date Them Jayne Shrimpton Countryside Books 978-1-84674-099-2
Drove Roads of Northumberland Ian Roberts, Richard Carlton & Alan Rushworth The History Press 978-0-7524-4230-3
Bedlingtonshire Evan Martin Tempus Publishing Ltd. 0-7524-0784-8
Memories of the Northumberland Coalfields Neil Taylor Countryside Books 978-1-84674-100-5
Northumberland Placenames – Goodwife Hot & Others Godfrey Watson Sandhill Press 0-946098-38-7
Who Do You Think You Are? Dan Waddell BBC Books 0-563-52194-5
Ashington and its Mining Community Mike Kirkup The History Press 978-0-7524-3391-2
Northumberland & Cumberland Mining Disasters Maureen Anderson Wharncliffe Books 1-845630-81-5
Pitmatic – The Talk of the North East Coalfield Bill Griffiths Northumbria University Press 1-904794-25-4
The Amble Branch Bartle Rippon Kestrel Railway Books 978-1-905505-05-0
Amble The Friendliest Port Paul G. Morrison & Tony Rylance Howe Brothers (Gateshead) Ltd.  
Portrait of Northumberland Nancy Ridley Robert Hale & Co. 0-7091-1719-1
A Northumbrian Remembers Nancy Ridley Robert Hale & Co. 0-7091-1830-9
R.A.F. Acklington Elizabeth Stewart Aln Printers  
A Time to Remember The people of Amble and District Amble Social History Group  
Images of England: Cullercoats Ray Marshall Tempus Publishing 978-0-7524-4285-3
Images of England: Tynemouth and Cullercoats John Alexander Tempus Publishing 0-7524-1673-1
Alnwick in old picture postcards Marjorie and Philip Deakin European Library 90-288-2594-0

NDFHS Parish Register Series:

Church Compiled, indexed, transcribed by
Warkworth St. Laurence* Barbara Wilkinson & Phil Thirkell
* Index St. Ebba, Beadnell  
* Index St. Mary, Lesbury  
* Index St. James, Shilbottle  
Kyloe D. Mason & J.A. Readdie
Ovingham, St. Mary D. Mason & J.A. Readdie
Widdrington Holy Trinity  
Newburn, St. Michael D. Mason & J.A. Readdie
Hartburn, St. Andrew P.R.G Thirkell
Branxton, St. Paul J.S & M. Spence
Cornhill J.S & M. Spence
Blyth Old Chapel D. Mason
Berwick, St. Mary P.R.G Thirkell
Bedlington, St. Cuthbert J.  Jewitt
Belford, St. Mary J. E. Wright
Ford, St. Michael & All Angels J.E. Wright & Mr. & Mrs. Spence
Berwick Holy Trinity Jean Hanson Ed J.A. Readdie


Historical material on DVD that has been useful in gaining a better understanding of my background.

DVD Distributor
The Way We Were – Bygone Days in North East England – Series 1, 2, 3 Northern Heritage
The Reivers and the Making of the Borders Northern Heritage
Tyneside Through The Ages Northern Heritage
The Battle of the Somme Pegasus
Remembering the Home Guard Pegasus

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