A Shoulder on the Hill

Book title - A Shoulder on the Hill by Carol Madeline Graham - Wagtail Press

Carol Graham takes us with her on her journey, narrated with humour, discernment and, above all, love through ‘twenty years of memories’ of life in Weardale.Her love of the Dale, its people, landscape, history, wildlife and even weather illuminates but never sentimentalises the story she has to tell.Acutely observed and compellingly written, ‘A Shoulder on … Read more

Sticks In The Memory

A collection of humorous and entertaining stories about Geoff’s working life in the forestry in Northumberland.160 pages, 210mm x 150mm. Softback.Also available is “FALLING FOR IT, The Apprenticeship” at £5.99 Sticks in the MemoryAuthors: Geoff SurteesPrice: Price – £7.99 + £1.95 p&pISBN: 978-0-9559395-1-8 Special Offer – both books for £12 + £3 p&p

Thomas Irving’s Journal

Thomas Irving's Journal

Thomas Irving’s Journal gives us a fascinating first-hand account of farming and rural life in Victorian and Edwardian Cumbria. Based in and around Eden Valley, Penrith and Carlisle.96 pages, 148mm x 210mm. Illustrated softback book Author: Thomas IrvingPrice: £9.99 + £1.95 p+pISBN: 978-0-9538443-1-9

Sparty Lea – An Upland Leadmining Community

Spart Lea

At 1000ft on the edge of the North Pennines, Sparty Lea lay at the heart of the 19th Century lead mining. The industry has long since vanished but the miners’ homes, chapels and schools remain. Past and present walk hand in hand in this special place. There is a story to tell around every corner. … Read more

Golden Days

Golden Days

John Browning was born in the historic village of Corbridge, Northumberland in 1921 where home was the Golden Lion Inn. His was a childhood of innocence and adventure, family and friends, conkers and comics, humbugs and cinder toffee…”Golden Days”. 132 pages, 210mm x 148mm. Softback book, 25 black & white photographs. Author: John BrowningPrice: £8.99 … Read more

The Diaries of William Brewis of Mitford

William Brewis’s diaries give the reader a fascinating insight into farming, markets and fairs; weather, crops and livestock; sports, horses and hounds etc. A rare first-hand account of rural life in the first half of 19th Century Northumberland.116 pages, 210mm x 145mm. 11 black and white photographs, 22 line drawings Unfortunately, The Diaries of William … Read more

November Gold

November Gold has been published to commemorate 140 years since Wilfrid Wilson Gibson’s birth in 1878 – and to present an anthology to a new generation of readers as well as those familiar with Gibson’s poems. Known as one of the Dymock Poets, an author of war poetry and classics such as Flannan Isle, The … Read more


A limited edition hardback book celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson’s birth in Hexham. The first book of his poems published for over 50 years, this special limited edition of 1,000 books features 125 poems, many about the area most dear to his heart – Northumberland.120pages, 210mm x 148mm. Individually numbered copies, colour … Read more

The Life and Times of Thomas Dixon

During the early 19th Century Thomas Dixon, of Dukesfield Hall near Hexham, in Northumberland, recorded his family life, working days and leisure time in his diaries. His words give us a fascinating insight into his world; his life as a family man, lead ore smelter, early railway enthusiast, church and chapel goer, gardener, singer, musician … Read more