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Here is a list of books for Wakefield that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Wakefield you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Wakefield and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Wakefield books: Maps

Wakefield Street Atlas [Illustrated]
Wakefield Street Atlas [Illustrated]

This atlas of Wakefield, Castleford, Knottingley, Pontefract, Normanton and Featherstone features 65 pages of coloured street mapping and covers an area extending to:

West Ardsley, Ouzlewell Green, Castleford Ings, Brotherton, Ferrybridge, Knottingley, Darrington, Upton, South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Hemsworth, South Hiendley, Woolley, Bretton Park, Middlestown, Ossett and Chidswell.
Also included is a large scale Wakefield city centre map.
Postcode districts are featured on the mapping.

The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Price: £5.18

Publication: 11 May 2007 [Paperback]

Wakefield Street Atlas [Illustrated]   Wakefield Street Atlas [Illustrated]


Wakefield books: Travel Guides

West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield
West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield

This spiral bound atlas of West Yorkshire includes Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Dewsbury and Castleford. The 172 pages of coloured street mapping extends to:

Bolton Abbey, Addingham, Ilkley, Otley, North Rigton, Wetherby, Walton, Micklefield, Fairburn, Brotherton, Knottingley, Womersley, Skellow, South Elmsall, Royston, Darton, Clayton West, Denby Dale, Holmfirth, Marsden, Todmorden, Haworth, Keighley, Steeton and Silsden.
There are large scale city and town centre maps of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield.

Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the mapping.

The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names. There is a separate list of hospitals, hospices and NHS Walk-in Centres covered by this atlas.

Price: £7.55

Publication: 2 Feb 2010

West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield   West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield


Wakefield books: History & Heritage

Not So Merry Wakefield
Not So Merry Wakefield

The life and times of a Wakefield woman in the late twentieth century with substantial local historical information. The book aims to echo Henry Clarkson's memories of Merry Wakefield (1887) but with more sombre overtones reflecting experiences of single parenthood, time in the local mental hospital and the trauma of a fatal car accident, but with good times too.

Price: £9.22

Publication: October 20, 2005 [Paperback]

Not So Merry Wakefield   Not So Merry Wakefield


The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton
The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton

'The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton via Barnsley' is part of the canal series in 'Transport Through the Ages', brought to you by Wharncliffe Books. This fascinating book traces the nostalgic journey of the canal boats through the ages. As an illustrative history, 'The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton via Barnsley', is based on a unique collection of photographs collected by the late Alan Hall. They illuminate the Barnsley Canal and the Dearne and Dove Canal not only in their working years but also in their decline and eventual abandonment. Most of the photographs have not been published before and demonstrate very poignantly the official vandalism that befell the canals fifty years ago. Our industrial heritage was wilfully destroyed and important archaeological features were obliterated in the name of progres. Take yourself on a nostalgic journey through the pictorial re-creation of the waterways of Yorkshire, as you read 'The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton via Barnsley'.

Price: £9.99

Publication: July 31, 2004

The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton   The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton


Wakefield Memories (In Old Photographs S.)
Wakefield Memories (In Old Photographs S.)

Wakefield is an industrial town in West Yorkshire, on the very edge of the Pennines. It borders the textile towns to the west and the coal mining villages to the south and east, and from the nineteenth century its wealth was firmly based in the textiles and grain processing industries. Paul Dawson's new book brings together memories of the town over the last sixty or seventy years. Different themes are explored: church and chapel, education, leisure and recreation, wartime, business and industry, and growing up. These reminiscences are illustrated with a wide range of photographs, drawings and adverts.

Price: £12.99

Publication: July 21, 2005

Wakefield Memories (In Old Photographs S.)   Wakefield Memories (In Old Photographs S.)


Wakefield books: Walking and Tours

Wakefield Way
Wakefield Way

Describes a 120km/75-mile loop around the boundary of Wakefield district in West Yorkshire, from Anglers Country Park via Gawsthorpe, Catleford, Pontefract and South Kirkby. Easily walked as 24 shorter walks (5.5km/3.5 miles to 13.5km/8.5 miles) with public transport connections.

Price: £5.96

Publication: January 2005

Wakefield Way   Wakefield Way


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