Welcome to Wagtail Press, set in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From our hill farm Wagtail Press has been publishing books of local history, diaries and rural interest since 1999.

We publish a variety of subjects including special interest and local history books. Subjects include photographic historical records of towns, villages and the countryside in Northumberland and recently discovered fascinating historical diaries and journals.

Some of our more recent publications include the fascinating County Durham’s Lost Houses (by Jim Davidson who also wrote Northumberland’s Lost Houses, now in hardback), Carol Graham’s ‘A Shoulder on the Hill’ about her life in the Durham Dales, and Jane Dotchin’s popular ‘Journeys with a Pack Pony’ books.

Hexham Remembered, Old Hexhamshire, Lost Houses of Northumberland - Wagtail Press

Please browse through our website and explore the books we have on offer – whether you are choosing a gift or a memento from Northumberland you will be sure to find something of interest.

You can order our published books here on our website. They make excellent Christmas gifts containing an immense amount of information, beautiful illustrations and photographs.

‘November Gold’ is an absolute joy – an anthology of beautifully crafted poems by Hexham-born author Wilfrid Gibson, sensitively selected and carefully compiled by local historian, Hilary Kristensen. (read the full review)

Dr Albert Weir, March 2019-04-17