BIBLIOGRAPHY

If you can recommend any books or literature about the local area then please forward details to us for inclusion on this page.

The Sailing Ships and Mariners of Knottingley

Author: Ron Gosney : Rosemary Bowyer
Paperback
Published 1998, R. Gosney & Sons
ISBN: 0953469603

Recently reprinted, there are a small number of copies still available direct from the author;
Ron Gosney 18 Downland Crescent, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0EH
Priced at 6.95 plus 1.25 p&p in the UK.


Tankers Knottingley

Alan H Faulkner
Published 1976, Robert Wilson
A history of John Harker Ltd, (Knottingley) Shipbuilders



Images of England Series
Knottingley and Ferrybridge

Compiled by Wendy Bellwood
Paperback
Published 1999, Tempus Publishing Limited
ISBN: 0752415646

 



Images of England Series
The Aire and Calder Navigation

Compiled by Mike Clarke in association with 
the Waterways Museum at Goole
Paperback
Published 1999, Tempus Publishing Limited
ISBN: 0-7524-1715-0

 


The Wakefield, Pontefract and Goole Railway

Author: C. T. Goode
Paperback
Published: October 1993
Brustwick Print and Publicity Services
ISBN: 1870313143

 


Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Knottingley 1905

Yorkshire Sheet 235.14
Published by Alan Godfrey Maps
ISBN: 0850543657

 



Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Ferrybridge 1905

Yorkshire Sheet 235.09
Published by Alan Godfrey Maps
ISBN: 0850543665

 



Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Ferrybridge (South)

Yorkshire Sheet 235.13
Published by Alan Godfrey Maps
ISBN: 0850543673

 



Knottingley: Its origins and Industries

Two Volume set although it has since been republished as a single copy combining the two volumes.
Knottingley District Civic Society
First Published 1977
I am unable at this time to find  an official source for this excellent and informative book though copies can normally be obtained at Hill Top Post Office.  
Well worth looking out for.



The Old Coaching Days in Yorkshire

Describes the growth of the network and the coaches which ran along it.  Gives a wonderful picture of a romantic age long since gone.  Special chapters dealing with Knottingley and Ferrybridge

Author: Tom Bradley 
Published By: Smith Settle (reprint 1988)
First Published in 1889
ISBN 1 870071 23 9 (Hardback)
ISBN 1 870071 24 7 (Paperback)



History of Knottingley

The History and Antiquities of Knottingley with historical notices of the neighbouring villages of Birkin, Brotherton, Fryston and Ferrybridge.

Author: C. Forrest
Published 1871

Scour the second-hand bookstores.



Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson

Author: W. M. Walton
Austin, Texas
First Published 1884
Facsimile Edition: 1956

Copies are available on the second-hand market.



Deathwalk

Author: Matt Braun
Published by St. Martin's Press
September 2000
336 Pages, Paperback
ISBN: 0312975163

Latest offering from author Matt Braun. This book deals with a brief period in 1881 when Knottingley born gunfighter Ben Thompson was elected City Marshall of Austin and describes the repercussions it had on his personal life.


Ferrybridge Glassworks - Some Facts and Theories

Dr. Terry Spencer

Another excellent book detailing the history behind the Ferrybridge Glassworks of 1840.  

 

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