BOOKS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL CLEMENS.

In addition to the miles and miles of cine film taken by my late father and me there are also thousands and thousands of still pictures - both colour and black & white.

The format of the books since 2013 (Fonthill Media) are approx 128 pages of colour and black & white photos mostly from the late 1950s and through the 1960s up to the end of steam, each with an informative commentary. The emphasis is mainly on long closed lines and stations.

Book 8 - The Railways of Devon & Cornwall - includes: Exe, Culm and Teign Valley branches, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth Junctions, Barnstaple, Halwill, Bude plus its harbour branch, Launceston to Plymouth, Looe, Bodmin, Newquay, Falmouth, & Helston. Published in August 2016.

Book 7 - The Last Years of Steam Around Central Wales - coverage inside the area bordered by Aberystwyth, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Brecon & Carmarthen and will also include lines in the Marches such as Kington and Presteign. Published in May 2015.

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Book 6 - The Last Years of Steam in Shropshire and The Severn Valley - including the Severn Valley Railway in the pre-preservation era and such gems as Clee Hill Incline, Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors, and Shropshire & Montgomery. Published in June 2014.

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In the main picture a Std Cl5 is climbing the Lickey Bank during December 1964

Book 5 - The Last Years of Steam Around The Midlands - With coverage across the entire Midlands using material solely from the photographic archive of the late A. J. Maund (one of my late father's old pals). Published in April 2013.

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Contracts have been signed for 5 more books:

Book 9 - East Midlands (2017). Book 10 - Somerset & Dorset (2018), Book 11 - Scotland (2019).

Book 12 - Worcester (35 miles radius) (2020), Book 13 - North Wales (2021).

The books can be purchased by mail order from my local bookshop - Coach House Books, 46 High Street, Pershore WR10 1DP - Telephone 01386 552801- or by the email below:

coachhousebooks@live.co.uk

They can also be purchased from bookshops throughout the UK, from the publishers by clicking on the cover pictures above, or worldwide via the internet.

The four Ian Allan books are all now out of print.

Book 1 - Cotswolds & South Midlands. Book 2 - The Withered Arm.

Book 3 - North Wales & Borders. Book 4 - Scottish Lowlands & Borders.

Cotswolds And The South MidlandsThe Withered Arm

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                75071 climbs Talerddig Bank on 7th August 1965.

 


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