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Crosby, Alan 1955-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 1,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Handbooks and manuals  Local history  Biography  Genealogy  Case studies  Pictorial works  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DB2607, 914.3712045
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Most widely held works by Alan Crosby
Frommer's Prague & the best of the Czech Republic by Hana Mastrini( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers historic background and recommends attractions and accommodations
A society with no equal : the Chetham Society, 1843-1993 by Alan Crosby( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family records of Benjamin Shaw, mechanic of Dent, Dolphinholme, and Preston, 1772-1841 by Benjamin Shaw( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Shaw (1772-1841) was born in Dent in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His parents were Joseph Dent, a weaver, and Isabella Noddle, both originally of Garsdale. Both the Shaws and the Noddles had lived in Garsdale for generations. The earliest known Shaw was Robert Shaw (d.1744), great-grsandfather of Benjamin. In 1793 Benjamin married Betty Leeming (1773-1828). They were the parents of eight children and eventually had thirty-six grand-children. Early in career Benjamin moved his family to Preston where he was a mechanic. Descendants live in England
The experience of gradual renewal in the Jericho District of Oxford by Alan Crosby( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researching and writing history : a practical guide for local historians by D. P Dymond( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tithes : maps, apportionments and the 1836 Act by Eric J Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The local studies library : a handbook for local historians by Diana Winterbotham( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Cheshire by Alan Crosby( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Lancashire by Alan Crosby( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lancashire was broken up by local government reform in 1974, but all true Lancastrians know that the ancient county palatine lives on, stretching from Langdale to the Mersey. So that, although 'real' Lancashire is no longer an administrative unit, throughout this book the author refers to the historic county as it existed for over eight hundred years. Few counties have such a varied landscape and even fewer can boast such a remarkable history. In the mid-1950s the late Joe Bagley wrote his History of Lancashire which for forty years was the most popular account of Lancashire's eventful story, running to several revised editions. However, in recent decades our knowledge of Lancashire's past has been transformed. Extensive documentary research has thrown new light on many familiar themes, while archaeology has revolutionised our understanding of Lancashire's origins and early development. The time was therefore right for a completely new book to replace Mr. Bagley's volume and this work has been undertaken by Dr. Alan Crosby, one of the best-known local historians in North-West England. In a clear, readable and splendidly illustrated narrative Dr. Crosby concisely yet comprehensively tells the entire story of Lancashire from the prehistoric to the present day; from stone circle to superstores, from the Romans to the Beatles. Lancashire's history is of international significance--indeed, the developments in the county between 1780 and 1880 were instrumental in creating the modern world. Although that century of dynamic change naturally occupies a prominent place, proper attention is also given to the centuries preceding industrialisation and the often traumatic upheavals and changes of the 20th century are given their rightful place in the story. Alan Crosby's perceptive and attractive history, at once informative and entertaining, will be enthusiastically received by all who have an interest in the past of this very special county."--Jacket
A history of Woking by Alan Crosby( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Preston Guild : 800 years of England's greatest carnival by Alan Crosby( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally the Guild controlled trade in what was an important market town. And to keep the membership of this exclusive merchant's club up to date the town's burgesses met once every twenty years to have their names listed in the Guild Roll. By the time Preston began to grow into an important industrial town at the end of the eighteenth century the Guild had lost most of its old role in regulating trade ...Unlike practically every other guild in the country, Preston Guild survived and prospered."--Jacket
Leading the way : a history of Lancashire's roads( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Thetford by Alan Crosby( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Tudor and Stuart handwriting by Lionel M Munby( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancashire local studies : in honour of Diana Winterbotham( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford and its countryside by David Ian Scargill( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Woking by Alan Crosby( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the township of Burscough (including parts of Lathom) : or Burscough : the story of an agricultural village in the County of Lancaster by Ernest John Rosbottom( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlocking the past : index and CD-ROM of abstracts of articles to The amateur historian (1952-1967) and the local historian (1968-1999) : volumes 1-29( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preston( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Researching and writing history : a practical guide for local historians
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Researching and writing history : a practical guide for local historiansTithes : maps, apportionments and the 1836 ActA history of CheshireA history of LancashireThe history of Preston Guild : 800 years of England's greatest carnivalLeading the way : a history of Lancashire's roadsReading Tudor and Stuart handwritingA history of Woking