Introduction

The Society has some 60 titles in its current Publications List.

Most of these are produced in-house, but we also commission some professionally printed paperback volumes.

 

These include Abbey Roads: a modern pilgrimage by Bill Rudd and In search of Merton Priorys Granges by Janette Henderson, each at £10.00 (members £8), Coal and Calico: Letters and Papers of the Bennett and Leach families of Merton and Wandsworth, by Judith Goodman, at £7.50 (members £6), and A Priory Revealed, using material relating to Merton Priory, by Lionel Green, at £7.50 (members £6).

Our series of Mitcham Histories, by Eric Montague, is also printed professionally in paperback. All 14 volumes have now been completed, the final volume also incorporating a Series Index. Each volume covers one area of Mitcham.

In-house publications include a series of A5 booklets on a variety of local subjects, including historic buildings and estates, industries and local railways. David Luff provides an account of Textile Printing at Liberty Printworks and Merton Printers Ltd in Trouble at Mill, an A4 booklet. The Influence of Merton Priory, by Richard Chellew, is our first full-colour in-house publication. Our latest titles are Moated Sites in Merton, Mitcham and Morden by Peter Hopkins, and On the Wandle, an 1889 article by American artist Dewey Bates.

Our series of Local History Notes is also in A4 format, and consists mainly of original sources, including editions of important documentary sources and also the very popular reminiscences of local residents.

Another series of A4 booklets is Studies in Mertons History. This is an ideal format for the publication of studies undertaken as part of an academic course, as well as non-academic in-depth studies.

The Publications Secretary is grateful to the Society for allowing him to publicise his privately published booklets in the series Discovering the Past.

Merton Library Service has also published some books on our behalf, and these are available at local libraries and at Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre at The Civic Centre, Morden. They have also produced books in association with other local organisations and with the Museum of London.

A list of contact addresses for other sources of local history books is appended.


Last updated: 22 December 2016