Over the years, Beaconsfield Historical Society has published ten books and pamphlets. Although some of these are now out of print and are only available for consultation in the local library, three are available for you to buy.
The History of Beaconsfield, Taylor A (Ed.), (2015). (£12 plus p & p)
Published originally in 1975 from a group of essays, this updated edition covers the history of today’s town and includes a wide variety of topics including the first known mention of ‘Bekenesfeld’ in 1184; the Old Town with its Poor House and St Mary’s Church; the Charter Fair; the growth of the New Town following the coming of the railway in 1906; Bekonscot; The National Film and Television School and changes to the town.
The Coming of the Railway to Beaconsfield , Butler, P, Crane, H, Scott-Taggart E, Thompson K. (2006). (£5 plus p & p)
A book of fascinating photographs, mostly from the archive of the Beaconsfield & District Historical Society, plotting the birth and growth of the New Town in the 20th century and celebrating the centenary of the building of the last rail link from Marylebone to High Wycombe on 2nd April 2006.
Beaconsfield in Old Photographs, Butler, P, Crane, H, Scott-Taggart E, Thompson K, (2005). (£10 plus p & p)
First published in 1996 this book contains a wealth of interesting old photographs telling the story of two towns – the old and the new – which together are Beaconsfield. Illustrates the spacious four Ends, the development of the New Town, people at work and play and changing fashions in everyday things.
If you would like to buy one of the books please email firstname.lastname@example.org. for further information.