This is a list of published books that have been cited or used in the compilation of this website. These are books that I have in my possession and are not generally available electronically. 

The Evans and Shaw Hellier family

  • Charles George Harper: The Holyhead Road: The Mail-Coach Road to Dublin Vol II Birmingham to Holyhead, London 1902
  • JE Auden: Short History of the Albrighton Hunt, 1905
  • Alan MacDonald: A lack of Offensive Spirit? The 46th at Gommecourt, 1 July 1916, Iona Books 2008
  • David Raw: “Its Only me” A life of the Rev Theodore Bayley Hardy VC, Kendal 1988
  • Percy M Young: Samuel Hellier: A Collector with a purpose, from The Book Collector, Autumn 1990 Volume 39 No 3
  • Edward Chitham: The Story of Dudley (History Press – 2014)
  • Ian Gentles (ed): Soldiers, Writers and Statesman of the English Revolution, CUP, 1998


The Marten Family

  • John Spencer Curwen : Old Plaistow, London 1905
  • Paul Clements: Marc Isambard Brunel, Philimore, Chichister, 2006
  • Elizabeth Larby (ed): Mr Martens Travels in East Anglia, 2012
  • Alice Harford: Anals of the Harford Family, Westminster Press, 1909:
  • David Lampe: The Tunnel, the story of the World’s first Tunnel under a navigable river, 1963
  • Simon Tosswill: Hankey a dynasty of Bankers, 2008

Downing and Showell Family

  • Walter Showell and Thomas Harman: Showell’s Dictionary of Birmingham (eBook)
  • Francis Sheppard: Brakspear’s Brewery 1779-1979 (Published at the Brewery)
  • Pat Dunn: Hagley, a village at war, 1914-1918 (Hagley Historical and Field Society), 2014
  • Elliot Evers: Butterflies in Camphor, A family Chronicle, Research Publishing Co, 1974

Bletchley Park

  • Alan Stripp: Codebreaker in the Far East, reprint 2004
  • Alan Stripp and Harry Hinsley (ed): Codebreakers, The Inside Story of Bletchley Park, OUP 1993
Last updated on 11 November 2020 by JJ Morgan