Welcome to Past Times Press, a new publisher specialising in social history as printed word, e-books, photographic titles and an ever-growing collection of high quality photographs from the 1850s to 1960s. We are happy to take on new commissions by request and our small team of writers are prolifically developing a portfolio of new titles.
Now Available - Westerham a Social and Commercial History Volume II - a second volume of local history from before living memory.
Learn about the town’s Literary Institution begun in 1853 in a candle-lit reading room, read true stories of near-death by the use of firearms, and discover the sheer frequency of accidents to do with transport, be it horse-drawn, motorised or pedal-power. Discover who were the main property owners in the town and surrounding districts, read about how a very clever photographer and artist was changing the face of pictures of the day and how the townsfolk survived the Great War both at home and on the Front.
Finally, a whole new series of photographs, mostly hitherto unseen are used to take you on another journey through the town, this time at the dawn of the twentieth Century. Fourteen chapters of fascinating stories carefully researched and liberally illustrated. Yours to enjoy for just £13.00 a copy.
A two-volume publication,
is still available, though stocks are running low. Drawn from interviews and archive research, it tells the story of a rural community with the return to peace in 1918, the shops and businesses that existed between the wars, memories of schooldays, holidays, family life and entertainment and much more. Meet the real Dad’s Army, the women on war work, the Land Girls, the spies, the Resistance fighters with the ‘chain-home’ and Mr Churchill. Westerham In Living Memory 1919 - 1989
Our first publication titled
' deals with the growth and development of a small rural town in Kent, post industrial revolution. It is a factual title of 208 pages containing 151 illustrations, several of which have never been published before.
Work in progress includes our first photographic title 'Kent Towns and Villages Then and Now'.
Enjoy our content, order our books or drop us a line if you have an interesting story to tell, or need our help and advice with this. Westerham - a social and commercial history 1865 - 1915'