Friday, 28 January 2011


George Mellor (1917 - 2010) was the son of a coal miner from Loscoe in Derbyshire and seems to have lived in the Heanor/Loscoe area all his life, apart from six years military service stationed in Somalia during World War Two.

He worked as a teacher and on his retirement showed himself to be an accomplished amateur artist, poet and local historian. 

This is the story of his childhood, illustrated with his own sketches and with many digressions into the history of Derbyshire.

This has now become a scarce title, but we`ve kept the price within reason given the current climate. 

We have many titles in stock on the history of the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire area, and also a number of titles on coal-mining, including books by Robin Page Arnot, Keith Staley and Ann Goddard. Hopefully we have something to suit every pocket and every level of interest.

We have one copy of Mr Mellor`s book, which will be number 3809 in our listings and should appear online within the next twelve hours.

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