Bedford Falls Publishing

 

Bedford Falls Publishing will specialise in Local History, Family History and Song/Poetry Collections. This will be a hub for anyone who has had 'a book in them' but who has yet to realise their ambition.

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.

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BOOKS LISTED HERE ARE PUBLISHED (PU) OR IN PREPARATION (PR) BY BEDFORD FALLS PUBLISHING

MARK ADDY'S IRWELL

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)

A CRUMPSALL CHILDHOOD

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)

SPIRIDON'S SEAL

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. (PR)

LIFE EVERLASTING
REMEMBER 1952
A NIGHT AT THE M.S.G.

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)

FORTY GLORIOUS YEARS

Celebrating 40 years of The Middleton Pace Egg Play. including press cuttings, photos and reminiscences. Martin (The Doctor) Gittins. (PU)

PARISH AND PEOPLE

A history of St. Chad's Roman Catholic Church, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

The Mother Church of Manchester. (PU)

MIDDLETON PACE EGG PLAY

Recently discovered, just a few copies of this original booklet from 1980. Thought to have sold out years ago! (PU)

CRUMPSALL CHRONICLES

A new compilation of personal reminiscences combining a re-print of  a book first produced in 1990 with additional material from the 1980s. (PU)

SMEDLEY THE FORGOTTEN SUBURB

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)

GEROFF THE GOBSHITE

Follow the exploits of Geroff as he travels through The Holy Land in search of ICKLEBABYJESUS with some alarming results. Geoff Higginbottom (PU)

GEROFF THE GOBSHITE 2

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 THE GOBSHITE 3

Geroff, continues to wander through the country trying to make sense of history whilst at the same time changing most of it. (PU)

GEROFF THE GOBSHITE 4

More incredible wanderings of Geroff and his entourage, and more hapless interference with the smooth running of history in this instalment. (PU)

GEROFF THE GOBSHITE 5

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)

GEROFF THE GOBSHITE 6

The continuing saga of Geroff and his motley crew as they stumble their way through history causing mayhem and strife with every step. (PU)

GEROFF THE GOBSHITE 7
GEROFF THE GOBSHITE 8

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)

FROM THE GREEN 4

Volume three covers Station Road, Seymour Road, Bury Old Road, and Cravenwood Road and the area contained within these boundaries. (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)

A HISTORY OF BURY NEW ROAD

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)

FROM THE GREEN 1
FROM THE GREEN 2

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)

FROM THE GREEN 3

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)

FROM THE GREEN 5
AWAY FROM THE GREEN
A HISTORY OF CRUMPSALL
A HISTORY OF CHEETHAM HILL ROAD
A HISTORY OF COLLYHURST AND HARPURHEY
IT'S NOT MY VAULT
A TRILOGY OF POETRY ANTHOLOGIES

Three great collections from the pen of Lynn Walton. 'Northern Goddess', 'Bar in a Bra' and 'Poems From the Naughty Step' (PU)

THIS COLLYHURST KID

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)

TWO ANTHOLOGIES OF POETRY

'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)

SCENES OF SMOKEYTOP SALFORD

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

AN AGATHAT CHRISTMAS MYTH STORY

A collection of short stories by David Seagray (David Gray) including the title story and 'Other Tales of the Before and After' David explores many themes of life, relationship and death and asks some searching questions in the process. David also has his own show on Salford Radio.