Oundle Museum has various books and leaflets for sale on local history. Many have been published by the Museum and all the profit from sales is ploughed back into the Museum.
Books for Sale in the Museum
LIFE IN A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MARKET TOWN DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
The Diary of John Coleman Binder, Grocer, Baker and Town Councillor in Oundle
John Coleman Binder records very vividly the day to day impact of the war. He writes in detail of his own experience, of information from local people, from the newspapers and official telegrams displayed in the Post Office window. He tells of the arrival in Oundle of Belgian refugees, the recruitment of men to the forces, Zeppelin raids, the use of aeroplanes and the capture of spies. He is concerned with food shortages, rising food prices and the introduction of rationing. He is worried about the frequent sinking of ships and the call-up of so many farm workers. He is often critical of Government regulations and followed the debates in Parliament with interest. He served as a special constable, out at night to check that no lights were showing when there were air raid warnings. He was a member of the local tribunal which had to decide on appeals for exemption from military service. His diary shows hopes and fears rising and falling as the months go by and still the war rages on, until at last the end comes, and he lays down his pen with great relief and rejoicing.
The diary, written a hundred years ago, has now been transcribed by Alice Thomas, who is a committee member of the Museum and is published by Oundle Museum Trust.
Price: £9.90 pp £2.30 Total £ 12.20
RICHARD CREED’S JOURNAL OF THE GRAND TOUR 1699 – 1700
This transcription of the journal of his tour to Rome with the Earl of Exeter.
Price: £6.50 pp £2.00 Total £8.50.
RELIGIOUS DISSENT IN OUNDLE
From the Reformation to the Early Twentieth Century By Julia Moss
This is an account of the Nonconformist congregations which came into being: Independent, (later called Congregational) Methodist, Baptist and Quaker and Roman Catholic.
Price: £6.50 pp £2.00 Total £8.50
These three books are available by writing to: Mr. I Thomas, The Friends of Oundle Museum, 3 Seymour Place, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4QB with a cheque payable to ‘Oundle Museum Trust’.
BOOKS AVAILABLE IN THE MUSEUM
OUNDLE WILLS AND HEADSTONES
by David Parker
This book is about Oundle in the nineteenth Century as seen through the eyes of some 70 individuals whose wills are studied in detail. Life and events in and around Oundle are recorded in an interesting way using a wide range of supporting source material such as headstones, parish registers, census returns, trade directories, local newspapers, militia list entries and background extracts from John Clifton’s day books. The book has 98 pages of text and analysis, over 100 pages of transcribed copy wills, some 90 plates/illustrations and a comprehensive index.
Printed and published by Peter Spiegl, Stamford.
Price: £16.50, softback.
THE LATHAM STORY
by Ann Gwillim Parker
The extraordinary lives of Elizabeth Posthuma Gwillim and John Graves Simcoe by Ann Gwillim Parker – A hero in Canada but largely unknown in Britain John Simcoe was a man of valour integrity and vision. As first lieutenant Governor of Canada he founded the city of Toronto. His wife Elizabeth was no less extraordinary as his constant companion in the most inhospitable of terrains as mother, painter, mapmaker and benefactress.
SHADOWS FROM THE PAST – THE OUNDLE WAR MEMORIAL MEN
by Ray Rundle
LADY LILFORD’S TRIUMPH
A history of the Oundle Festival of music and drama 1909-1992 by Tony Hounsome
A WALKERS DIARY
by Robin Moore – an account of Robin walking Great Britain in the final years of the 20th Century
POLEBROOK’S PROUD PAST REVISITED
by Margaret Winham
PETERBOROUGH TO PENNSYLVANIA
Henry Penn bellfounder by Michael Lee
HEMINGTON – ‘STILL HERE’
The history of a small Northamptonshire village by Joan M Welch
BOOKLETS AVAILABLE IN THE MUSEUM
Cotterstock Hall by BM Freeman – £2
Oundle in the Georgian age by Alice Thomas – £2
Early Nineteenth Century Oundle and the Improvement act of 1825 by Alice Thomas – £2
The Latham Story, an account of Latham’s charities of Barnwell and Oundle and of his schools by B. Rowbottom – £6.99
John Dryden a tercentenary literary guide delivered in the year 2000 in the fours villages in Northamptonshire connected with Dryden by David Dew – £1.50
Sewers and Water Supply in 19th Century Oundle Local government initiatives and central government directives by Ioan Thomas – £2.50
Education in Oundle by Julia Moss – £2.50
The Windows of St. Peters Church Oundle An architectural guide by Robin Rowe – £3.95
POST CARDS & PAMPHLETS
A range of Post Cards and Pamphlets are also available within the Museum for purchase a low cost.