Book Offer

An ideal Christmas present.

A book with A 10% discount offer Until the end of 2021

Hoddlesden and its Satellite Villages’, describes the experiences of upland rural communities during the 18 and 19C



Domestic industry, Small-scale farming, Extractive industries, Other employment, migration, Early industrial urbanisation, Early mechanised industrialisation, Workers housing and characteristics of the people.

Book properties

The book is attractively presented in hardback with stitched binding and has 240 high quality pages containing around 170 illustrations mostly in colour. Included is an extensive bibliography and all sources are referenced, some little known.

The author, Roy Parker, has compiled the book from his PhD research, which explored over 60 rural communities and was identified by the British Library as ‘of high scholarly value’, although with a ‘highly readable style’.

Order details

Direct from author (Retail price £14.99). OFFER £13.50 + £3.50 p&p or two copies for £24 and postage free. Further details: Email: or Tel: 01204 64424 (only 5 digits). Order by post: Ash House, 11 Ashbank Ave, Bolton. BL3 4PX

Signed copies available at no extra charge.


Although specifically about Hoddleston and surronding area this book wil have themes in common with most Lancashire and Cheshire cotton towns.


Written by : Gay J OLIVER