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

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



Ellesmere books: Maps

Chester and Wrexham, Ellesmere Port (OS Landranger Map)
Chester and Wrexham, Ellesmere Port (OS Landranger Map)

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 25 May 2009

Chester and Wrexham, Ellesmere Port (OS Landranger Map)   Chester and Wrexham, Ellesmere Port (OS Landranger Map)


Oswestry / Croesoswallt (Explorer Maps): Chirk / Y Waun, Ellesmere & Pant (OS Explorer Map) [Folded Map] [Map]
Oswestry / Croesoswallt (Explorer Maps): Chirk / Y Waun, Ellesmere & Pant (OS Explorer Map) [Folded Map] [Map]

OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.

Price: £5.99

Publication: 17 Oct 2005

Oswestry / Croesoswallt (Explorer Maps): Chirk / Y Waun, Ellesmere & Pant (OS Explorer Map) [Folded Map] [Map]   Oswestry / Croesoswallt (Explorer Maps): Chirk / Y Waun, Ellesmere & Pant (OS Explorer Map) [Folded Map] [Map]


Ellesmere books: History & Heritage

The Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway
The Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway

Railway History The Wrexham & Ellesmere line was opened in 1895 and was worked by the Cambrian Railways and, for a few years at least, this single track branch formed part of a tenuous cross country link between Manchester and Liverpool and the districts served by the Cambrian system. The 1922-1923 Grouping ensured that the line passed into Great Western hands and it treated the route as an ordinary country branch line, and in the 1920s and 1930s this 12 mile single track route would have been very similar to scores of other rural lines. In World War II the route carried extra traffic to and from a large ordnance factory that had been established at Marchwiel, and in post-war years the site of this factory became an industrial estate that continued to provide freight traffic for the railway. Sadly, the Wrexham & Ellesmere line did not survive the anti-railway purges of the 1960s, and its passenger services were withdrawn in 1962. Freight traffic continued to operate over the northern end of the line until the 1980s. There has not, hitherto, been a history of the line, and very few articles have been written; neither has the route received much attention from casual photographers. This present volume therefore fills a small but significant gap in the railway history of the Welsh border region.


Price: £10.95

Publication: July 19, 2004 [Illustrated] [Paperback]

The Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway   The Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway


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