Books | Maps | Footpath maps | Mail order
Available now at the Discovery Centre , Clarence Mill, Bollington or by mail order. New footpath maps now available!
Books & Maps
The Discovery Centre provides the primary source for books about Bollington. Many books have been written over the years and most, alas, are now out of print. It is our plan to re-publish some of these and to provide a continuing stream of new publications about the town, its people and the local area.
A full list of books and booklets about Bollington and authors’ references to Bollington can be found on the Happy Valley books page. Here we list only those items available at the Discovery Centre .
Looking Back at Bollington
George Longden & Molly Spink, Willow, 1986. This popular picture book has been re-printed and is available at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
ISBN 0 946361 16 9
Size 200mm x 206mm
44 pages, extensively illustrated £6.50*
Bollington Through the Centuries
Revd. R. Norton Betts, 1934. Until 2005 as rare as hens teeth, this useful book has been re-published. It is available newly typeset and with a new cover at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
ISBN 0 9550033 0 X
Size 148mm x 207mm (A5)
Now only £2.50*
Bollington And Kerridge 1830 – 1980
William S. Broster, 1980.
A collection of Historical Articles and Personal Memories. Thought to have been out of print, a considerable number have been found among the late Dr John Coope’s effects. We are most grateful to his family for allowing us to make them available through the Discovery Centre . Also available by mail order.
Size 150mm x 207mm (A5)
A bargain! Copies have sold on eBay for more than £10!
The Shrigley Abduction
Abby Ashby & Audrey Jones, Sutton Publishing, 2003. Pott Shrigley rather than Bollington, but a superb tale of “anguish, deceit and violation of the domestic hearth” – and it’s all real life about the daughter of the Turner family of Shrigley Hall. Available at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
ISBN 0 7509 3280 5
Size 140mm x 222mm hardback
For more on Ellen Turner and her family see the history page William Turner of Shrigley Hall.
The Gaskells of Ingersley Hall
Bridget J Franklin, 2016. Very thorough research into the Gaskell family, describing their local origins and the development of their estate over centuries. Available at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
ISBN 978 1 5262 0439 4
Size 174mm x 249mm softback
66 pages, illustrated
Bollington Parish Paths
Published by Bollington Town Council, 2008. An easy to read footpath map showing all the paths, and there are a lot, in Bollington and the surrounding area bounded by Pott Shrigley, Rainow, Higher Hurdsfield, Tytherington, Prestbury and Whiteley Green (Adlington). Also includes walking guides for seven different popular walks of varying lengths. It is available at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
Size 150mm x 210mm folded,
420mm x 594mm opened out
Prestbury Parish Paths
Published by Prestbury Parish Council, 2008. An easy to read footpath map showing all the paths in Prestbury and the surrounding area bounded by Woodford airfield, Adlington, Bollington, Butley Town, Tytherington, Over Alderley and Mottram St Andrew. Also includes walking guides for six different popular walks of varying lengths. It is available at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
Size 125mm x 176mm folded,
497mm x 698mm opened out
Rainow Parish Paths
Published by Rainow Parish Council, 2008. An easy to read footpath map showing all the paths in Rainow and the surrounding area bounded by Pott Shrigley, Kettleshulme, Shining Tor, Walker Barn, Higherfence, Higher Hurdsfield, Kerridge and Bollington. Also includes walking guides for six different popular walks of varying lengths. It is available at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
Size 125mm x 174mm folded,
493mm x 690mm opened out
Walking in Pott Shrigley
Published by Pott Shrigley Parish Council, 2008. An easy to read footpath map showing all the paths in Pott Shrigley and the surrounding area bounded by Higher Poynton, Lyme Hall, Hedgerow valley and the Middlewood Way. Also includes walking guides for six popular walks of varying lengths. It is available at the Discovery Centre or by mail order.
Size 125mm x 175mm folded,
500mm x 695mm opened out
The Discovery Centre also stocks a number of other books not directly related to Bollington.
Please note that the cover illustrations above have been scaled to fit the space available and do not represent the actual size of each book or map. The actual size is given in the listing to the right.
* Post & packing must be added to all prices.
Any of these books and maps can be obtained from us by mail order – please email the Discovery Centre for details indicating what country you wish your order to be posted to. Post & packing at cost and will be quoted to you for confirmation before your order is dispatched.
Pay by cheque (UK customers only, we’ll give you the payee and address on enquiry) or, if you have an account, use PayPal. When paying by PayPal please make the payment clicking here, signing in, click on the Send Money Now tab then enter firstname.lastname@example.org in the email address field and the amount to be paid in the amount field. Remember to send us an email to tell us what you have done – use this to tell us your name and postal address so we know where to send your purchase! We will dispatch your purchase as soon as possible after payment is confirmed by PayPal.
If not entirely satisfied with the goods you have seven working days, from receiving the goods, in which to cancel the order and receive a full refund. You should notify us by emailing the Discovery Centre and return the goods in good condition post paid as quickly as possible. Nothing in this condition detracts from your statutory protection.
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