The Stroudie Central bookshop has a number of books related to Stroud and its five valleys. I receive a small sales commission on any sales. That in turn helps me support local coffee shops…
Book prices are as of April 2022. Hardback, paperback and Kindle copies are usually different prices. The Buy Now button takes you to the appropriate Amazon page.
Slaughter in the Sapperton Tunnel – The bestselling Victorian mystery series (Railway Detective): 18
Dulcima – Film on DVD / Blu-ray
Filmed around Minchinhampton, Avening and Tetbury with John Mills and Carol White. A great film set in the Stroud countryside.
The Gloucestershire Woollen Mills by Jennifer Tann
An old book but lots of information on all the local mills.
Wool and Water – Jennifer Tann
I have a copy of this and it has everything you need to know about the old mills in the area and how the cloth industry operated. Recommended reading.
Labour and the Poor Volume V: The Manufacturing Districts (5) (The Morning Chronicle’s Labour and the Poor)
Nothing to do with Stroud, but it looks like an interesting social insight into early manufacturing.
Nailsworth and the Stroud Branch
This is a really good book about the Nailsworth to Stroud branch line. The books old and probably out of print but copies are still available. High price due to its rarity but it’s full of interesting information and photos you won’t find anywhere else.
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal – An Illustrated History
A good book, I have a copy. It’s full of information about the building of the Sharpness canal that connects the port at Sharpness to Gloucester docks.
With the cost of living going through the roof you might be having thoughts of self sufficiency, so here’s a few to consider.
The The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers
By John Seymour with a forward by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The Future of Energy: The 2021 guide to the energy transition – renewable energy, energy technology, sustainability, hydrogen and more
By John Armstrong