South Ribble District.
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The collection comprises books, photographs, cuttings, maps and pamphlets relevant to the history of the South Ribble area, mostly acquired since 1974.
Most material is for reference use only; there is a lending collection which includes books both on South Ribble and on wider areas of the county and forms a general ' Lancashire collection'.
The collection is arranged by the Lancashire Library Local Studies Classification Scheme. Bookstock is on the Lancashire County Library and Information Service online Talis catalogue. Introductory leaflets to the collection are available in the library.
All volumes of the Lancashire Bibliography published to date are held.
Leyland directory 1877 - a trade directory.
MANNEX's Borough of Preston directory, 1851.
BARRETT'S Directory of Preston: 1907, 1940 and 1952.
Leyland and district directory 1963 - a street classified trade directory.
Directories can be found on the Library's online catalogue.
South Ribble , 1980 - 2008
None. The main collection of rate books for the county is held at the Lancashire Record Office.
South Ribble , 1841 – 1901 (either on microfilm or fiches)
Printed volumes from the LANCASHIRE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY series as follows:-
BRINDLE 1558 - 1714
CHORLEY 1548 - 1653
CROSTON 1543 - 1727
ECCLESTON 1603 - 1694
* LEYLAND 1653 - 1710
LEYLAND 1711 - 1780
PENWORTHAM 1608 - 1753
PRESTON 1653 - 1804
STANDISH 1560 - 1653
WALTON-LE-DALE 1609 - 1812
* This volume is published in the RECORD SOCIETY OF LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE series.
Some parish registers are held on microfiche; an index is available.
The main collection of parish records for the county is held at the Lancashire Record Office.
Leyland Guardian 1945 - . Not indexed. Microfilmed.
Preston Chronicle 1812 - 1833. Not indexed. Microfilmed.
A cuttings file is maintained, extracts being taken from the Leyland Guardian.
Lancashire Lantern includes an index to stories from local newspapers covering several areas of the county.
HISTORIC SOCIETY OF LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE. Transactions, Vol. 106- , 1954 -
Journal of the Lancashire Dialect Society, 1952 - . Incomplete.
Lailand Chronicle ( LEYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY), No. 1- , 1970 -
Lancashire archaeological bulletin, 1975 - 1988
Lancashire life, 1972 – only issues with South Ribble interest are kept permanently
Record ( LANCASHIRE AUTHORS' ASSOCIATION), No. 23- , 1972 -
Miscellaneous church magazines are also held, including Leyland St. Andrew's parish magazine, 1883 -
Many sheets of maps of the area at 6" to 1 mile and 25" to 1 mile scales are held from the first 6" survey made in the 1840s to date, but there is not complete coverage for all surveys. Some 50" to 1 mile maps from the mid-twentieth century onwards are also held.
All new editions of local sheets of large and medium scale O. S. maps are now added to the collection as published.
Geological Survey . Sheet 75 ( Preston).
Agricultural land classification of England and Wales . Sheet 94.
Tithe map of Leyland, (photocopy), 1844 and schedule.
Various Central Lancashire New Town and Local Government boundary maps.
LEYLAND URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Minutes, 1964 - 1974.
PRESTON RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Minutes, 1948 - 1960, 1970 - 1974.
SOUTH RIBBLE BOROUGH COUNCIL. Minutes,1974 – 2001 (minutes from 2000 available on South Ribble Borough Council web-site)
There is a photographic collection for the area, but at present it is fuller for Leyland than for other villages. It consists almost exclusively of black and white prints, and includes some aerial photographs. Subject to copyright restrictions, photographic copies of most prints can be made on request.
The Library is currently developing an online database of photographs from the county's various library collections; this is available as part of Lancashire Lantern.
Lancashire miscellany Nos. 1 and 3.
Lancashire People and places.
None. The main repository of archives for the county is held at the Lancashire Record Office.
Small collection (box-file) of material relating to Wilfred Wellock.
Microfilm and microfiche readers, photocopier.
ATKINSON, A. Penwortham: What’s in a Name?, 1994
BIRTILL, G. The green pastures. Chorley: Guardian Press, 1968.
BURNS, B. Bamber Bridge in times past. Countryside, 1988.
CHETHAM SOCIETY. Documents relating to the priory of Penwortham. Chetham Society, 1853. Vol. 30; edited by W.A. Hulton.
COTTERALL, John. North Meols to South Ribble. Manchester: Richardson, 1985
COUPE, F. Walton-le-Dale: a history of the village. Preston: Guardian Press, 1954.
EASTWOOD, G.F. Samlesbury Hall. Author, 1965.
EATON, R. History of Samlesbury. Author, 1936
FARINGTON, S.M. The Faringtons of Farington and Worden. Chorley: Guardian Press, 1936.
GREGSON, S. Days gone by in Bamber Bridge. Countryside, 1983.
HUNT, D. The History of Leyland and district. Carnegie Press, 1990.
HUNT, D. A history of Walton-le-Dale and Bamber Bridge, Carnegie Press, 1997.
HUNT, David. Leyland. (Archive photographs series). Chalford, 1995
LEAH’S LEYLAND – Leyland and district in Victorian times. Lancashire Library, 2005. (Also available on-line)
MARSHALL , E.G. Story of Leyland, past and present. Leyland: T. Mould, 1905.
MEMORIES of Hoole. Hoole Women's Institute, 1990 (?)
MORRIS, B. Memories of old Leyland. Author, 1979.
ROGERS , N.C.Story of Leyland. 1950. Author, 1950.
SAWLE, W.J. Leyland Parish Church Part 1- 1220-1970, Part 2 – 1971-1999. Leyland Printing Co., 1970.
SEARSON, M. Longton: a village history. Carnegie Press, 1988.
SMYTH, Jane. A Step into the past. Part 1: 1800s-1900s. Author, 1995.
SMYTH, Jane. A Step into the past Part 2: 1800s-1900s. (Includes Longton, Penwortham, Middleforth, New Longton etc). Author, 1995.
TOWNSON, C. The history of Farington. Author, 1893.
All our libraries provide free access to the Ancestry website which gives access to Census Records for England, Wales and Scotland 1841-1901) and indexes to Births, Deaths and Marriages for England and Wales (1837-2005).