Project Purley

The Local History Society for Purley on Thames

T1800 10/7/2020


Purley has been mentioned in lots of books and periodicals over the years. Below we list some of them to providec a link to an article which contains a transcript. Additionally various groups within Purley have published their own newsletters or journals and we are trying to digitise copies of these to make them available. Finally there are books written by Purley residents which provide further information about Purley.

Purley Journals and Newsletters

Purley Parish News

Project Purley Newsletter and Journal

Purley Parish Council Newsletter

Project Purley Publications

Project Purley Booklets

Goosecroft Publications

Purley in Old Images

Article Series

These are mainly articles written for a number of consecutive Purley Parish News

From my History Notebook Articles by Jean Debney in Purley Parish News

Potterings and Ponderings Articles by Fred Rawlins reminiscing about his early days in Purley

A bit of a Tell Articles by Rita Denman in Purley Parish News

District Notes Articles written by John Chapman as member for Purley on Newbury/West Berkshire Councils. (1979-2006)

Tales of West Berkshire Similar articles written by Rick Jones from 2006 as representative on Eest Berkshire Council

History on our Doorstep A series of articles mostly written by John Chapman

Miscellaneous Extracts

These are extracts from books giving the Purley relevant texts

We start with a selection of text extracts from a number of various books

Purley Extracts

Then move to extracts from individual books

Stories about Purley

The Berkshire Book Purley extracts from Women's Institute books about Berkshire Villages from 1939 to 1990

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1849

Survey Gazeteer of the British Isles

The Thames Valley A survey by the Earl of Mayo

The King's England by Arthur Mee

Thames Valley Villages by Charles G Harper 1910

The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc 1914

Berkshire and the Cotswolds by P H Ditchfield

Berkshire by Ian Yarrow

The Thames by Mortimer Menpes

Carlisle Cartiograohic Dictionary

Buildings of Berkshire by Nicklaus Pevsner

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