Shepherd’s Bush History Books

FamLoc displays details of  Shepherd’s Bush history books and provides the facility for buying them online

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“Shepherd’s Bush Behind the Scenes is an affectionate compilation of 240 images from postcards and photographs of Shepherd’s Bush at the beginning of the twentieth century. Edwardian and 1920s images blend to give a visual tour of London’s Shepherd’s Bush a hundred years ago, highlighting residents ‘behind the scenes’ with wonderful names. This book takes you from Shepherd’s Bush Green to Askew Road and from Brook Green to Wood Lane and on to and what you might have seen during a day at the Franco-British Exhibition in 1908, at ‘The Great White City’.”
– Shepherd’s Bush Behind the Scenes

“Hammersmith grew up by the river and was intimately connected with Fulham. Shepherds Bush was essentially agricultural, but transformed by the buildings of the White City stadium complex, Famous residents have included William Morris, Feargus O’Connor and the troublesome Queen Caroline, the cast-off consort of George IV. The book contains a rare photograph of the Kennedy brothers watching athletics at White City in 1938.”
– Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush Past

We also include maps because they are a valuable source for making sense of the location and street names. Of particular interest are the Godfrey Edition maps, which are printed at a large scale, have street names included, and have the bonus of extracts from directories on the reverse, showing the names and proprietors of shops, doctors, etc.

We at FamLoc are very much interested in republishing out-of-print and new Shepherd’s Bush history books and making them available to a new generation. Your suggestions are welcome.


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