Publications - Addingham Books (published by The Addingham Civic Society)

All our publications are available to buy locally and you should contact Chris Ensor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange collection or for more details.

In addition we have indicated which of our publications are available via Amazon. The price for these books does not include shipping. Please click on the publication image to go directly to the purchase page on Amazon.

Please contact Steve Lloyd £1.50

Blue Plaques Trail

We have a great little leaflet of the Addingham Blue Plaques Trail, 17 Plaques in total.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £2.00

A History of the Crown Inn Addingham

Published in Feb 2019 this short booklet is a must for those interested in the history of this iconic Village Pub. Sadly, at the present time (Feb 2021) it remains empty but hopefully it will reopen and once again thrive.


Amazon £3.50

Addingham Houses 1750-1850

Before 1750 Addingham was a small farming community but during the next 100 years the village was transformed by the coming of the textile industry.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £4.00

Addingham Houses Before 1750

This is a companion volume to Addingham Houses 1750-1850. There are some notable houses in the parish which go back much further than 1750. The main focus of this book is houses situated on or near the Main Street but for completeness houses on the Moorside are also covered.


Amazon £10.00

we who served

From Addingham, a village with a population of less than 2000, over 400 men marched to fight in the 1914-18 war. This book tells about the families and their men who went to war.


Amazon £3.50

Woolcombers, Worsted & Watermills

Addingham was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. It saw the development of some of the earliest worsted spinning mills in Yorkshire. This book tells the story from when woolcombers and weavers worked in local farmhouses to the time when Addingham was a large industrial centre, to the closure of the mills in the 1960’s and 70’s.


Amazon £4.00

William 'Bill' Bradley: Addingham's Most Inventive Engineer

Addingham’s Most Inventive Engineer. Inventor of textile machinery and unique motorcycles for his successful attempts to master cross-country trials riding.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £5.00

Addingham From Brigantes To Bypass

The village was mentioned as early as 875 when the Archbishop of York took refuge here. Since then Addingham became important for farming and textiles, and boasted the world’s first successful mill-spun worsted yarn. It is now entering a new phase as a commuter village at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £1.50

Manor Garth

This book describes the ‘Manor Garth’, which is a green field at the heart of the rural village of Addingham in the Yorkshire Dales. Patterned by paths and becks it contains a wealth of wild flowers, grasses and trees. It holds a long history, extending into neighbouring parts of the village with dwellings and barns dating back to about 1450. The author details archaeological evidence which is significant such as earthworks and fragments of timber framed houses.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £0.50

Village Trail

A nice easy walk around the village and local beauty spots taking in local historic points of interest. The total trail is approx. 3 miles and should take one hour.


Amazon £4.00

Main Street Memories

Present day Addingham is very different to what it was during the Second World War and the 1950s. This book describes the everyday life of two young girls growing up on Main Street during the war.


Amazon £8.00

Walks Around Addingham

A collection of circular walks of various lengths from the village of Addingham, West Yorkshire.  The walks radiate out from the village; north to Beamsley Beacon and historic Bolton Abbey, east to Ilkley, south to Rombald’s Moor, west to Counter Hill and to points in between. Two walks are mainly within the village itself, including a trail round the village.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £4.00

Church Orchard

This is the story of an English Orchard from its inception to the present day. Its design and the Fruit Collection it contains is based on a 17th & 18th century Rectory Orchard which were planted to provide fruit for the Parish.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £2.00

Addingham Glimpses of the Past

This wonderful book was put together following a photographic competition held by the Society in 1990. These old photographs give a ‘glimpse’ of the past in both Work and Play in the Village.


Please contact Steve Lloyd £5.00

A View From The Moorside

Published in 2008 it is a detailed study of our local history, a fascinating publication.


Amazon £5.00

Addingham in World War 2

This book describes ways in which villagers worked for the war effort at home, in the Civil Defence, Home Guard or ARP (Air Raid Precautions) and other organisations. It continues with a diary of wartime newspaper reports, followed by detailed information about the lives, and deaths, of the men from Addingham who lost their lives in the 1939 to 1945 conflict.


Amazon £5.00

Cotton to Wood

This book tells the story of the mill, the people who worked there, what they did, what equipment they used and what the mill produced in both its phases.
There is considerable emphasis on the people and the families, much of the information coming from the four-times-great-grandson of Fentiman and many members of the extensive Brear family.