Bedford Falls Publications
Bedford Falls Publications are specialists in Local History, Family History and Song/Poetry/Short Story Collections.
There is now a dedicated website for this department of All Things Considered. Please go to www.bfpublications.co.uk
In addition to publishing already prepared manuscripts we will offer a simple, affordable alternative to 'Vanity Publishing' sites, helping you through every step of the process from rough notes to the finished product.
We will also seek out any hitherto unseen works and re-publish others in a fresh, new format for a new audience of readers.
BOOKS LISTED HERE ARE PUBLISHED (PU) OR IN PREPARATION (PR) BY BEDFORD FALLS PUBLISHING
Revised and re-edited. An account of the life-saving exploits of the Salford Hero, Mark Addy. and stories of the River beside which he lived. Martin Gittins. (PU)
Step back in time and re-live the childhood of Eric Hargreaves, as he reminisces about life in days gone by. Illustrated and edited by Martin Gittins. (PU)
The story of a humble Man, with a huge burden to bear and a secret he must secure. Set in the Greek Island of Corfu. Martin Gittins. (PU)
Scenes from the life of Bartley Smith, a Crumpsall carter born in the early part of the twentieth century. Edited and illustrated by Martin Gittins. (PU)
A collection of essays written by residents of Collyhurst for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Originally published in 1977 by Manchester Cultural Services.
This version edited and illustrated by Martin Gittins. (PR)
A collection of reminiscences about the Manchester Sports Guild Folk Club. Published in aid of Charity. Edited by Martin Gittins. (PU)
Celebrating 40 years of The Middleton Pace Egg Play. including press cuttings, photos and reminiscences. Martin (The Doctor) Gittins. (PU)
A history of St. Chad's Roman Catholic Church, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.
The Mother Church of Manchester. (PU)
Recently discovered, just a few copies of this original booklet from 1980. Thought to have sold out years ago! (PU)
A new compilation of personal reminiscences combining a re-print of a book first produced in 1990 with additional material from the 1980s. (PU)
Discover the surprising wealth of history in this small, often overlooked suburb of north Manchester. A fascinating look into the city's past. Martin Gittins (PU)
Follow the exploits of Geroff as he travels through The Holy Land in search of ICKLEBABYJESUS with some alarming results. Geoff Higginbottom (PU)
The further adventures of Geroff, The Lovely Rachel and Sinai the Cat Nav as they wend their way from the Holy Land to Albion, via Heaton Mersey. (PU)
Geroff, continues to wander through the country trying to make sense of history whilst at the same time changing most of it. (PU)
More incredible wanderings of Geroff and his entourage, and more hapless interference with the smooth running of history in this instalment. (PU)
Will the torment never cease? Will the ramblings never end? Will Geroff ever stop putting his foot in it? To find out, read on... (PU)
The continuing saga of Geroff and his motley crew as they stumble their way through history causing mayhem and strife with every step. (PU)
More rambling adventures with Geroff, Sinai, Rachel and others as their journey nears its end. What surprises lie in store for our gallant crew. (PU)
The saga reaches it's not altogether surprising conclusion as Geroff finishes the mammoth task of re-writing the entirety of world history. (PU)
The first in a series of self-guided circular walks which begin and end at Crumpsall Green. The first takes a look at the history of Wilton Road, Holland Road and the north side of Crumpsall Lane. (PU)
The second book in this series takes the walker up the south side of Crumpsall Lane, along Middleton Road to The Half Way House and back to Crumpsall Green by way of Wilton Polygon, St Mary's Road and Station Road. (PU)
Volume three covers Station Road, Seymour Road, Bury Old Road, and Cravenwood Road and the area contained within these boundaries. (PU)
Volume 4 covers some of the great historic houses and buildings of Crumpsall; the birthplace of Humphrey Chetham, the once magnificent Crumpsall Library, Greenhill and Stonewall, Woodlands, Clarkesville and Crumpsall New Hall. (PU)
In this section the area dominated by the Manchester and Prestwich Union Workhouses will be explored.We will consider the formation of Crumpsall Park, How the Bishop of Exeter is connected with Crumpsall and how ‘The Lord of the Manor’ stood in for the Bishop of Manchester to perform a special ceremony. (PU)
In this volume the remaining parts of Crumpsall, along its borders with Cheetham, Smedley, Harpurhey and Blackley are explored. (PU)
This fully illustrated A4 book brings together all the content of the 'From the Green' series in one detailed volume with additional information. 100 pages (PU)
A companion book to a History of Crumpsall, this 100 page volume describes the history, events and people which have made Cheetham Hill Road such a diverse location in north Manchester. Fully illustrated throughout. (PU)
This book (120 pages) looks at two neighbouring suburbs to the north of Manchester, each with a fascinating history and each with its own distinctive characteristics. (PU)
This is the fourth local history title by author Martin Gittins and it explores the corridor of Bur New road as it goes north west from Manchester through Broughton, Kersal and Sedgley to the borders of Prewstwich. (PU)
An unusual story discovered by chance, by author Jim Redikin which links two churches on opposite sides of Manchester in one, fascinating volume. (PU)
Three great collections from the pen of Lynn Walton. 'Northern Goddess', 'Bar in a Bra' and 'Poems From the Naughty Step' (PU)
Originally a series of weekly posts on social media these entertaining stories and poems are now available in two volumes. Written by Allan Phillips of Collyhurst. (PU)
'SHOUT!' and 'Word Hoards' are anthologies by Stockport poet Joy Wassell Timms. She read at Open mic events in pubs and cafes in Manchester and Stockport. and is Writer in Residence at Burnage Library. (PU)
This anthology is by the Smokeytop Poet, Michelle Cantliff. It includes poems about all aspects of life in Salford in the style that has made Michelle such a popular performer at events all over the city. Michelle also has her own show on Salford Radio on Sunday mornings (PU)
Hugh Sandy Cameron started writing poetry during Covid Lockdown. He set himself a target of a poem a day and he hasn't stopped since. Hugh lives on The Wirral and shares his poetry at spoken word events around the northwest. This is his first book. When asked for a title he said 'Musings is a good word!' (PU)
Mick Colman started writing poetry, songs and short stories long before becoming known as one half of the duo 'Brian and Michael'. His title song/poem is known to millions throughout the world but his other works are seeing the light of day for the first time in this book
Volume 2 will be published very soon. (PU)
This is the debut novel of Geoff Higginbottom.
Throughout the course of history, a large number of societies have been invaded from outside and enslaved by their new masters. The reasons for such invasions are many and varied but are almost always built on greed.
This is the story, set far into the future, of one such Messiah whose advent is foreseen and documented within the ancient writings of his ancestors. It is also the story of a man who dedicates his life to seeking out the chosen one.
This is the story of Tomos the Dreamer. (PU)