"Rediscovering Nelson's Gelatine Factory"

For the benefit of Warwickians, Leamingtonians and Others

   I first became aware of the "Gelatine Factory" in my early twenties, that was back in 1973. I worked for a company called English Rose Kitchens. From information subsequently obtained from Warwick Records Office Archives, I believe English Rose occupied part of the site of the Nelson factory possibly on part of the original Emscote Mills site. The present day Mills are built on what was then the wood mill site which was mainly open with with buildings on the perimeters. The bridge that crosses the canal in Charles Street leading to the stone houses built for some of its workers, formally known as Nelson Village, has a little tunnel on the opposite side from the tow path. (this was formerly the site of Union Wharf which was on the east side of the Charles Street canal bridge mainly used for coal).

 

Above - English Rose Kitchens Emscote Mills (East Buildings) c1960's

Below - later replacement business sales units back on to canal July 2011

 

 

    I remember pushing trolleys of Formica kitchen cabinets drawers, doors and other bits and pieces, through from the manufacturing area, to the assembly area. It was a covered walkway from one building to the next which under-passed Charles St.

I worked there as an assembly fitter building kitchen units from parts supplied.

My employment lasted approximately three months, before I moved on to other things. Although the English Rose factory was sited on land previously owned by Nelson's, I believe it was not housed in, or part of the newer (post 1851) buildings known as Emscote Mill which are situated to the west of the original mills (demolished).

 

     

Charles Street Bridge Nov 2009

 

   I became more aware of the mills some time later, but without understanding its history, or even having any particular inclination to seek it out. My father-in-law lived on a converted lifeboat moored, at what was then the Car Auction yard, owned by Walter Hill. Les was working for a small engineering firm on the site, called Boddis & Crane. English Rose had a narrow boat moored on their bank which was used for disposing of waste wood. Les would help himself (with permission of course.) he used the wood as fuel over the winter periods. I don't remember giving the mills more than a cursory glance at the time. Perhaps it was stories about how the place stunk and the lozenges and bargies tales recounted by Les, I am not sure, but they must have registered into my psyche somehow as I was to revisit the mills again In the 1980's.

   I briefly worked on a project for the "Saltisford Canal Trust" run by Dick Amende. By the time I joined the project most of the hard work had already been done on restoring the start of the Warwick to Birmingham Canal (known as the Saltisford Arm). My remit at the time was to gather whatever history I could relating to the industry associated with the two Warwick canals. I was fascinated by the information I was finding, in particular with regards to Nelson, Dale & Co. brought to life by the discovery of a book probably sponsored by Nelsons in order to promote their business.

   The book was written by Alfred Barnard in 1899, entitled "Round about Warwick" which has proved an invaluable source, and has given much more than a flavour of the history of gelatine factory, its people and buildings. It held a fascination, that stayed with me for many years, and I suppose it was inevitable that I would one day revisit and try in my way to unlock its past. I was astonished in my realisation that a factory built in the first half of the nineteenth century would have looked after its employees in such a way as to provide a club with snooker tables etc for social and recreation pursuits. The conditions of working in such an industry of gelatine manufacture couldn't have been pleasant, regardless of the two accounts that might suggest otherwise, recorded on this site. It's a sad indictment, that companies of today invariably no longer provide such facilities for their employees.

 

Round About Warwick

 

   One other discovery I made whilst researching the factory was a copy of "Nelson's Home Comforts" a cookery book written by Mary Hooper (who I was later to discover was from Leamington Spa (Priors). From memory it was a copy amongst Nelson's papers housed in the records office. I later came across a copy in a second hand bookshop in Spencer Street Leamington Spa (opposite side from the old Clifton cinema but closer to the parish church) and coincidentally as I would later find out, just a stones throw from two of the residencies Mary Hooper was housed in during her formative years at Church Walk. The little book cost me five pounds and contained a flyer advertising Nelson's soups, which had a hand written recipe for Alexandra pudding on the reverse. It was an eighteenth edition, printed in 1897 and occupied a space on my bookshelf, getting an occasional skim until I was to revisit it in January 2008.

   After the Saltisford Project, I was later employed working as a fitter inspector for a fire pump company which is sited directly opposite the gelatine factory, (towpath side.)

I was living in Warwick at that period and often walked the canal to work and back, taking the odd photograph of the old factory when I felt inclined. I recall sitting, whilst on lunch breaks, looking across the canal and occasionally imagined being rich enough to purchase the premises, turning them into a working museum, a place that people would visit and learn about its past, leaving a lasting testimony to George Nelson and my home town of Warwick.

My next major employment was to be on the Flavel site in Leamington where It seems I was inextricably linked, once more, by the canal to the gelatine factory.

   Twenty years would pass from my time on the Saltisford Canal project, before my interest in Nelson's would be reignited. Sparked by picking up my copy of Nelson's Home Comforts and considering that It may be worth a small fortune. Being totally ignorant of the monetary value of old books I decided to check out the online auction site and on line book sellers. Perhaps I thought that with a complete century sandwiched between its age, it had turned into a very shrewd investment on my part. To my surprise, after researching further, I realised that my little book had a value pretty much the same as when I purchased it more than two decades previously. Taking inflation into account it was probably worth less than I had paid for it. So, ok, my copy of Nelson's hadn't made me rich but it got me to thinking, that perhaps if the cost of obtaining these little cookery books was so modest, I might be able to afford to collect them, and so embarked on my quest to obtain all twenty-three editions. Nelson's Home Comforts has turned out to be a very shrewd investment indeed and has a value that far exceeds any that can be defined in monetary terms.

In retrospect it would seem as though the canal itself was an umbilical cord of some kind. Flavel known as Rangemaster when my employment ceased with the company in 2009. The office in which I worked was a spit from the canal. Cookers were manufactured on the site. Mary Hooper was born at 47 Bath Street, a few hundred yards from the canal, and the Flavel site. She grew up in Church Walk. I purchased a cookery book she wrote "Nelson's Home Comfort" from a bookshop in Spencer Street, just yards from her home, and still only a short distance from the canal. English Rose Kitchens, Nelson, Dale & Co and my proximity to both whilst employed with Godiva, coupled with my home in Warwick, all being linked by the canal. My introduction to the canal at Saltisford. Mary Hooper being from Leamington. I was raised in Leamington, though born in Warwick, returning to my hometown in the early 70's, where I have resided to the present day. Nelson's manufactory in Warwick. Yes It might seem that this rediscovery has been more design than accident. It makes interesting reading at least but for me it has been down to the pleasure of coincidence and the rest is history.

 

Anthony James Leahy 30th January 2009

 

 

Canal Painting by Anthony James Leahy mid 1980's

Chas Nelson Narrowboat - Cockerel - Nelson, Dale & Co Gelatine Factory

Saltisford Canal Project

 

 

  

The old Gasworks and Warwick Castle canal paintings by Anthony James Leahy mid 1980's

A copy of Nelson's Cockerel was also painted at the time.

Saltisford Canal Project.

 

 

"Nelson's - The Beginnings"

 

NELSON, DALE & Co was established in 1837, at Rock Mills, Leamington, though at that time Thomas Dale a cousin of George was not a partner. Patents were secured for the manufacture of gelatine in 1838 with his then partner John Walsh who became a prominent Birmingham businessman. George Nelson at one time was also in partnership with a Mr Bond.

George Nelson relocated his rapidly expanding business moving a short distance crossing the river from Rock Mill in Milverton, Leamington to Wharf Street in what was then the hamlet of Emscote, Warwick acquiring Emscote Mills in 1842. The Mills were bounded in their entire length by the canal. The business increased rapidly and to such an extent as to necessitate continuously building of additional factories and departments. The property of the firm comprised upwards of thirty acres, of which nearly five were said to be covered by buildings, together forming a cluster of ten factories, some several stories high, all constructed of brick, and roofed with slates.

There were five entrances to the works, but the principle one is the North Gateway, situated to the left of the General Offices, in which, sunk in the centre of the roadway, was a weighbridge.

The original Mills no longer exist nor does much of the newer expanded site. The buildings that once stood to the West of the main offices have long since been demolished. The factories that form Emscote Mills today were built on what was then a timber yard as depicted on the 1851 board of health map. The original mills can be seen on this map also. It is probable that the post 1851 Mills, their workshops and warehouses had been erected by 1880, while the whole of the old plant had been discarded, so perhaps the older mills on the east of the site closer to Charles street were used to a lesser extent by that period. Anthony James Leahy October 2009

 

  

From a Map in Spennell's Directory of 1905 showing Emscote Mill. The Factories shaded light blue no longer exist. The green shaded area built early 1990's.

 

 

 

 

Mary Hooper's

"Nelson's Home Comforts"

...an unscientific investigation to find the three missing editions.

 

In February 2008 I embarked on a quest to collect all twenty three editions of "Nelson's Home Comforts" a Victorian cookery book with recipes using the products of G. Nelson, Dale and Co,. written by Mary Hooper. The reasons for taking on the task, were centred around, a possibility of acquisition for a modest outlay, coupled with a desire to record a little of the history, thus leaving  something tangible, that might benefit fellow Warwickians and Leamingtonians.

I recall discovering an old print of the Gelatine Factory whilst researching for the Saltisford Canal Trust in the mid eighties. It was contained in a copy of a 1909 "Borough Guide to Warwick No.88. I was amazed to discover that the site at Emscote Mills seemed to have been much greater in expanse and buildings than the factory premises of the 1980's, and thought that perhaps many of the old workshops had been demolished at some stage. Dick Amende, who could be considered as "Mr Saltisford Arm" by all accounts, for all the work he was involved in, restoring part of the start of the Warwick to Birmingham Canal, was in the process of putting the final touches to an activity centre on the site. He was a little sceptical of the print, and in his view, Nelson's may have been guilty of exercising a "little exaggeration" for business or promotional purposes. Photographs taken around 1899 (Round About Warwick: A Barnard) may tend to suggest Dick was possibly correct in his assertion however this would be dependant on whether the original Mill buildings as depicted on the Board of Health Map of 1851 were still in situ when the later buildings to the west of Wharf Street (Today's buildings) were built, and whether the newer mills on the site of the wood yard were built to replace the older mill houses or as additions to them. It may have been that Nelson's just wished to emphasis their more modern mills and perhaps this may be why other mills on the site were not photographed. A suggestion of a much grader site is in a photograph of the Mills taken c1909. The illustration below suggests however that the old mills (left side of first chimney) were combined with the newer buildings centred between the middle two chimneys.

 

 

 

So Where is all this taking us, you might ask. I simply raise the possibility of Nelson's "propensity for occasional exaggeration" in order to reinforce my argument, thoughts and analysis, to determine the validity of (as suggested by the 23rd edition,) over one million copies were printed and distributed. Of course, I must state that much of the following will be subjective based on the lack of facts to hand, at the time of writing this account.

Nelson's Home Comforts, New Edition Revised and Enlarged. "Revised and enlarged"? This text is embossed into the front cover design, as are all noted edition changes. The title itself, further gives the impression that the book had been preceded by another. I think that is more than likely and believe Nelson's Home Comforts was a continuation of "Home Comforts, a book of useful facts for housekeepers". by Ward, Lock & Co. (prior to 1880) The recipes are heavily weighted towards the use of Nelson's Products, as well as two pages devoted to advertising their products to the exclusion of all other.

 

 

I collected the books over the course of a year, and discounting the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th editions, I have one more to acquire in order to complete a set. If those editions exist then obviously I required four for completion.

The reasons I discount the above said editions are as follows. The book I consider to be the First Edition so to speak, is the "New Revised and Enlarged Edition. The problem I have with that however is, during the course of acquiring the collection it was that particular book that seemed to be in abundance relative to any other edition. It is possible that the print run for the 1st edition was greater than any other but unlikely, especially when considering stated reprint quantities. This might suggest along with other evidence that a "Noted" reprint of the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th editions was not made. A short analytical report by John Attfield is dated January 11th 1882 within an advertisement on the inside front cover. There is no mention of "copies called for" in the preface, as in subsequent editions, which would also support my proposition, that this, is the first edition of the series. The books were printed initially by Charles Dickens and Evans, Crystal Palace until 1893. Evans continued printing the books up to 1898. The remaining editions 21st & 22nd were printed in Williams Street by  J.J. Keliher . The final edition was presumably printed after the death of Mary Hooper in 1904.

 

  

 

The first dated copy was the 6th edition in 1884. A piece of evidence that would support my theory of un-ascribed 2nd, 3rd & 4th editions, is the back cover design of the undated 5th edition. The decorative and elaborate design is not duplicated on any other edition. This may have been because of tooling or resetting costs. A redesigned cover may only have been viable proposition after a print run of fifty thousand copies had been distributed. The books popularity, and a predicted longevity in the cause of promoting the use of Nelson's Gelatine products and of course Nelson's grandeur may have necessitated the inclusion of an "edition number", as such, in this case the 5th being noted within the emboss of the front cover design. As previously stated this copy was not to be dated however.

 

        

Back Cover Designs

New Edition - Fifth Edition - Eleventh Edition - Twenty First Edition

In the preface of the 5th edition, it reads "we would remark that so greatly has it been appreciated that the large number of fifty thousand copies have been called for in a few months." This raises a few questions. Was it fifty thousand more than the previous edition? Fifty thousand printed in total since the 1st edition? Were the first five editions printed in a matter of months over the first year? Well that may be the case if, the first book was printed in 1883, and because, as we know already, the 6th edition is dated 1884. It was not unheard of, for numerous editions of a particular book being printed in the first year, or even over the course of a few months, such was the popularity of cookery books in the later part of the nineteenth century. Mary Hooper's "Little dinners" cookery book of 1874, was a case in fact.

In the preface of the 6th edition it records the only case of "One hundred Thousand" books being called for since the previous edition. The difference in the print preface statement, "we would remark that so greatly has it been appreciated that the large number of One hundred and Fifty Thousand copies have been called for in a few months." The back cover emboss moved away from the decorative 5th edition, reverting back to the original, less elaborate design. This may have been an indicator of the 5th edition being a celebratory edition of a kind.

The 7th edition of 1885 noted "two hundred thousand" copies had been called for. From this point on each further edition would elude to a further fifty thousand copies being printed. The 8th edition of 1887 preface note changes slightly from, "called for" to "have already called for," which confuses the issue a little further.

Whilst I was collecting these books, some of the later editions made reference to a jubilee edition. I of course thought this was in relation to Queen Victoria's Jubilee of 1887, so was hoping that when I managed to acquire a copy, it might well be a more decorative version of the little cookery book. However when I attained a copy of the 9th edition I realised, the references were to Nelson's own jubilee year celebration. Neither were any more decorative or celebratory in design, than previous issues. I was a little disappointed on this realisation.

Two editions, the tenth and eleventh were printed in 1889 though there doesn't seem to have been any editions printed in 1886, 1890, 1901 & 1902. The 22nd edition of 1903 being the last attributed to Mary Hooper. The 23rd edition has no mention of an author or print date, neither does it give reference to the printer. This would indicate the final edition would have been published some time after 1904, the year in which Miss Hooper died.

To summarise, the evidence as stated in the preface of each edition leads me to the conclusion that the print runs of editions 1 to 4, probably totalled just fifty thousand, utilising the same embossed cover, which did not differentiate between the four editions. One might then suppose that a 5th edition would have stated that two hundred thousand copies had been called for (as opposed to fifty thousand) based on subsequent totals as quoted in all later editions. Of course one might also consider that "spin" was used, and printed quantities, as advised in the books, as being "called for," did not materialise in actuality. Who knows? I for one don't but maybe someone else might wish to investigate further.

 

Anthony James Leahy February 2009

 

Update June 2010

Acquired a Nelson' Home Comforts book "Seventyfirst thousand" based on the earlier Home Comforts with the addition of Nelson's in the title. This Book is stamped "Burgis & Colbourne Leamington" and has Advertising at rear relating to Burgis & Colbournes. Now this is very interesting insofar as it is more localised than any other book relating to Nelson, Dale & Co that I am aware of. It refers to a previous "Seventieth Thousand" which might lead one to believe that print runs of this particular book were limited to One Thousand Copies. This copy states that it is a revised edition. Perhaps the revision was the inclusion of the sponsors (Nelson's) name. The value of this find explains to some degree why the Mary Hooper attributed 23 editions had "Enlarged" within its title. At the moment (June 2010) this copy appears to be a link between the Home Comforts of 1879 and 1880 and the Hooper's Nelson's Home Comforts beginning in 1882. In this recent acquisition there is a reference to 1880. Possibly this copy is 1881. More research will be required for this as, the book(s) would have to have been published between 1880 and 1882. (New Acquisition image detail on right added June 2010)

 

 

           

 

Home Comforts ...A book of useful facts for housekeepers - 1879 - 1879 60th Thousand-  1880 - 1881 71st Thousand

 

     

Nelson's Home Comforts...New edition revised and enlarged - circa1882 & 23rd edition after 1904

Taylor & Co of Swansea were important enough in 1882 to have their copies noted.

 

Article from Sir E Montague Nelson's Clippings (added June 2010)

This cutting confirms that Nelson's Home Comforts Revised and Enlarged by Mary Hooper was first published in 1882.

 

 

 An interesting advert from The London Medical Record July 15th 1881

features Miss Mary Hooper endorsing Nelson's products (added Aug 27th 2011)

 

How to Nurse a child; or The Management of children, and their diseases - Alexander Milne M.D. 1800

Reference to Home Comforts (added Apr 2012)

 

 

Update December 2010

Re seventy-first thousand print of Nelson's Home Comforts:-

The preface refers to "The First Edition" which is as printed in the preface of both Brown and Green copies of "Home Comforts a book of useful facts" save for the ref to first edition.

On the same page of the B&C seventy-first thousand edition there is a additional "preface to the Seventieth Thousand" which commences "In the preceding sixty thousand copies of this work etc".

That may tend to suggest that the first edition totalled 60 thousand copies (The Brown version "Home Comforts" perhaps) and the next 10 thousand copies (The Green version of "Home Comforts" perhaps) .

The interesting thing about this is; the Burgis and Colbourne edition of Nelson's Home Comforts had a print run of just One Thousand.

This print rum may have been the Third Edition of Nelson, Dale & Co's recipe book.

If that was indeed the case it would give a answer to my previous analysis relating to "Nelson's Home Comforts Revised and Enlarged by Mary Hooper (Missing Red Editions)  not having a second, third or fourth edition being attributed.

It is therefore possible that the Nelson's Home Comforts Revised and Enlarged Edition by Mary Hooper, was actuality the Fourth Edition of this book though not attributed as such. That would certainly account for the next discernable issue being the 5th Edition.

   

Brown First Edition? 60,000 Copies Green Second Edition? 10,000 Copies Green Nelson's Third Edition? 1,000 Copies Red Mary Hooper Fourth Edition? 100,000? Copies Final Twenty Third Edition 50,000+ Copies

 

More than One Million Copies Printed.

Anthony James Leahy December 2010

 

 

Sixtieth Thousand edition has an image of Nelson Products

Anthony James Leahy November 2011

 

Nelson's Home Comforts (The Collection)

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Nelson's Home Comforts Preface Product Listing Changes

from Beginning to End

1882 Ė Blanc-mange, Nelsonís Gelatine, Lemonade, Nelsonís Soups and Nelsonís Beef Tea listed as products on preface.

1883 - Nelson's Bottled Jellies, Nelson's Port, Sherry, Orange and Cherry Jellies, Nelson's Citric Acid and Pure Essence of Lemon, Nelson's Pure Essence of Almonds and Vanilla, Nelson's Gelatine Lozenges, Nelson's Albumen and Nelson's Extract of Meat added to product preface.

1884 - Nelson's Calf's Foot, Lemon, Port, Sherry, Orange and Cherry Jellies (noted as Calfís Foot), Nelson's Milk Lozenges, New Zealand Mutton and Nelson's Tinned Meats added to product preface.

1885 - Nelson's Chocolate Lozenges and Nelson's Licorice Lozenges added to product preface.

1889 - Nelson's Jelly-Jubes added to product preface. Nelson's Milk Lozenges and Nelson's Chocolate Lozenges no longer listed on product preface.

1892 - Nelson's Port, Sherry and Orange Wine Tablet Jellies added to product preface.

1893 - Nelson's Granulated Jellies added to product preface.

1896 - Cookery for Invalids added to product preface.

1900 - Nelson's Bottled Concentrated Jellies, Nelson's Bottled Concentrated Calf's Foot, Lemon, Port, Sherry, Orange and Cherry Jellies, Nelson's Creams, "Hipi", Hints on Cookery for Invalids added to product preface. Nelson's Port, Sherry and Orange Wine Tablet Jellies. Nelson's Lemon Sponge, Nelson's Jelly-Jubes, Nelson's Extract of Meat, Nelson's Beef Tea, Nelson's Tinned Meats and New Zealand Mutton no longer listed on product preface.

1903 - "Hipi" Lozenges and Nelson's Powdered Gelatine added to product preface.

1904 - No products listed on preface.

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The Nelson Talk

PYNE Room Warwick School 10th March 2011

Anthony Leahy

Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society

 

 

   

Photography by Amber Leahy

 

On the 10th March 2011, following an invitation from Martin Green, Chairman of the Warwickshire Industrial and Archaeology Society, I conducted a talk, on the Nelsons of Warwick, followed by a Question and Answer session with Sam Nelson.  The Presentation was held in the PYNE room at Warwick School. The Hall was full to capacity such was the interest in The Nelson Family and their history.

 

The Leamington Courier wrote an article prior to the event. Though appreciative, the article contained many inaccuracies.

 

Poster by Martin Green to promote the event.

Nelson Talk Script with flyers and DVD

 

Adapted Flyer for Residents of Charles Street

 

Audience awaiting start of talk.

Photography by Amber Leahy

 

The Video Slide Presentation

Photography by Amber Leahy

 

Nelson's Home Comforts, Round about Warwick and The history of The Frozen Meat trade.

Photography by Amber Leahy

 

Portraits of Sir Montague Nelson, George Nelson, Lady Nelson and Family tree.

Photography by Amber Leahy

 

 

Sir Montague Nelson - Lozenges Tins - Penny Machine

Photography by Amber Leahy

Nelson Talk added 3rd April 2011

Audience at the PYNE Room.

 Photography by Amber Leahy

   

 

 

Emscote History Week Exhibition

 

Saturday July 2nd 2pm-3pm  ĎNelsons Of Warwickí a DVD media presentation by local historian by Anthony Leahy with Sam Nelson present to answer your questions about the Nelson Heritage in Emscote .   

  

 

   

Philip Bonehill & Sam Nelson Emscote History Week

 

The Nelsons of Warwick

 

On Thursday June 5th 2014 at 2pm  A revised talk was conducted at the Lord Leycester Hospital High Street Warwick,

for Warwick Words Festival of Literature and The Spoken Word by Anthony Leahy and Edward Montague (Sam) Nelson.

 

 

 

 

The Nelsons

DVD

A Brief History of The Nelsons Of Warwick

 

 

for the benefit of Warwickians and others by Anthony James Leahy 2008

 

Rediscovering the Gelatine Factory

Introduction

 

The Gelatine Factory

A comprehensive account 1899

from Round About Warwick

 

George Nelson

 

 

Nelson's Emscote Mills 2009

 

 

T B Dale

 

Charles Nelson's

Cement Works at Stockton

 

The Nelson Brothers

 

William Nelson

 

George H Nelson

 

Sir E Montague Nelson

E M (Sam) Nelson

 

A Visit to

Messrs. G. Nelson, Dale & Co. 1880

 

 

Nelson Works

Tomoana New Zealand

 

Guy Montague Nelson

Nelson Village

Charles St, Warwick

 

The Lawn at Emscote

 

Nelson's Lozenges

 packaging & adds

Nelson's Club

Isinglass Wars

Swinborne v Nelson

 

Nelson's 1950's

Warwick Advertiser account 1953

 

 

Descendants of George Nelson

 

George Wyatt A city trade jubilee

 

 

Nelson's Heritage Walk

 

Gelatine and its uses

 

Davis Gelatine

         

Sir E Montague Nelson's Scrapbook Circa 1882

Nelson Gym

Nelson Patents

 

The Nelsons of Warwick Timeline

 

SMITH V NELSON 1904-5

 

 

Walter Nelson

 

   

 

Home Comforts

 

Mary Hooper

 

 

Mary Hooper Letters

 Mary Hooper Book Collection

 

Nelson's Home Comforts

Mary Hooper

 

Wives and Housewives

Mary Hooper

 

Little Dinners

Mary Hooper

 

Cookery for Invalids

Mary Hooper

 

Every Day Meals

Mary Hooper

 

Hints on Cookery

Mary Hooper

Good Plain Cookery

Mary Hooper

 

Handbook for the

Breakfast Table

Mary Hooper

 

Weekly Telegraph

Cookery Book

Mary Hooper

Our Dog Prin

Mary Hooper

Ways & Tricks of Animals

Mary Hooper

 

Lily's Letters from the Farm

Mary Hooper

Charles Wentworth Wass

Round About Warwick

Mary Hooper Books Wanted

Fleur De Lys

The Pie Factory at Emscote

Nelson Story

In Brief

 

Nelsons Story

DVD

Nelson's Home Comforts

From Beginning To End

 

Cookery & Home Comforts

Mrs Wigley

Rock's Royal Cabinet

Leamington & Warwick 1880

 

Poetry

Anthony Leahy

 

Paintings

Anthony Leahy

 

Art & Photography

Anthony Leahy

 

A Major Arcana

Kathleen Forrest

 

The Drumroom

Anthony Leahy

         

 

 

 

 

 

Compiled for the benefit of Warwickians and Others by Anthony James Leahy

 

 

 

 A Walk in Warwick

 

 

 

 

Book Wanted Handbook For The Breakfast Table

Book Wanted Wives and Housewives A Story For The Times

 

 

 

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