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Ruislip Past Eileen M. Bowlt Hardcover

An excellent history book about the Ruislip area. Lots of pictures and easy to read.

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Ruislip D. Fowards Paperback BUY-IT
Bygone Ruislip and Uxbridge Dennis F. Edwards Hardcover BUY-IT
Tropic of Ruislip Leslie Thomas Paperback

The famous fiction book about suburban activities!

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A-Z Street Plan of Harrow, Ruislip & Edgware Geographers' A-Z Map Company Paperback

A street map of Ruislip and the surrounding areas.

 
Goodliest Place in Middlesex :
History of the Ancient Parish of Ruislip from the Domesday Book to Modern Times
Eileen M. Bowlt Paperback

An indepth (technical) book about Ruislip. This book has lots of details about the people and property of Ruislip. Brilliant for researching and understanding how Ruislip started from a small farming community, to a large London suburb.

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Highways and Byways:
10 Walks Around Historic Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote
Northwood & Eastcote Local History Research Group Ruislip Paperback

A small book with ideas for walks around the Ruislip area.

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Ten Walks Around Pinner:
Including Ruislip, Northwood, Eastcote, Rayners Lane, North Harrow, Hatch End, Harrow Weald
Joanne Verden Spiral-bound

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History of the Bells of St Martin's, Ruislip R.D. Andrews Paperback

A small book about the church bells of St Martin's, the church on the High Street.

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Around Ruislip Maria Newberry Archive photographs  
Around Ruislip: People and Places Eileen Bowlt Around Ruislip People and Places" illuminates many fascinating aspects of Ruislip, Northwood, Eastcote, Harefield and Ickenham in years gone by. The anecdotes range from medieval times when Ruislip boasted a small castle and numerous mysterious moats were scattered along the valleys of the River Pinn and Yeading Brook, to a First World War munitions factory, a Cold War American airbase, and pioneering medical research at Mount Vernon, Northwood, in the twentieth century. Characters from the area's history, both well known and long forgotten are brought back to life, while the stories behind individual streets and buildings are also explored. Eileen Bowlt's new book will be essential reading from anyone interested in the history of this part of Middlesex.  
Chiltern Take Two DVD Driver's Eye View: Paddington to West Ruislip (class 50) & Marylebone to Banbury. (DMU) Narrated by Philip Hayton. This shows the old Great Central/Great Western Joint line running through High Wycombe and Princes Risborough etc. The joint line actually starts at Northolt Junction in Middlesex and runs to the one time Ashenden Junction in Buckinghamshire. Both the GWR and the GCR built their own connections to this joint line, the former out of Paddington and the latter from Marylebone. Here we experience them both, starting out from Paddington aboard what was in 1989, the only passenger train of the day still to use the old GWR link. The 18.12 commuter express hauled by class 50 "Ark Royal" takes us via Old Oak Common West Junction through Greenford to Northolt Junction ("Take One"). "Take Two" shows the GCR link from Marylebone aboard a first generation DMU (class 115). At the time of filming this was London's last Terminus to be signalled by semaphores. This time we go right through Northolt and all the way to Banbury. The high spot, is High Wycombe which was little changed since steam days and boasted an amazing array of points and semaphore signals. Along the route there are also snippets from within many of the mechanical and power signal boxes just before the total route modernisation swept most of them away. Written by Tony Parkins of Chiltern Trains. Running time - 94 minutes DVD only  
Photo Jigsaw Puzzle of  Ruislip Flooding in 1959
 
PA Photos In knee deep flood water, a milkman goes on his rounds in Berkely Close, Ruislip, Middlesex  
Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood During the First World War Tanya Britton This fascinating volume, the result of seventeen years of research by a Hillingdon historian, contains a comprehensive look at the Home Front in Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote. What were the duties of the Special Constables? Where were wounded residents treated? What was health like during this time? Was housing affected by air-raids, or by overcrowding? Richly illustrated, and with full details of the lives, and deaths, of each of the local men who fell during the conflict, it commemorates the magnificent sacrifice and the unbreakable spirit of the residents of Hillingdon during one of the greatest conflicts the world has ever seen.  
What the Grown-ups Were Doing Michele Hanson 'Laced with Michele Hanson's characteristic chutzpah and humanity, What the Grown Ups Were Doing evokes in compelling detail a claustrophobic but defiant suburban childhood of the 1950s'
--David Kynaston, bestselling author of Austerity Britain

'A funny, touching memoir that immerses the reader into 1950s society in an exploration of her Jewishness' --Stylist

'This is a memoir that catches the flavour of the times as felt from within... A tender tale of a young Jewish girl growing into an understanding of her noisy, quarrelsome and passionately alive family' --Joan Bakewell, Observer

`With a twist of wit, Hanson good-naturedly tells it like it awkwardly was in Fifties suburbia for a tentative but tomboyish teenager' --SAGA magazine

'She writes fluently and delightfully about suburban life in the Fifties as if it were yesterday... Beneath the surface, many of the families who seemed averagely dull and conformist were in fact averaging dull and conformist. Some weren't, as What the Grown-ups Were Doing eloquently and hilariously reveals. Often, it transpires, what the grown-ups were doing was each other'
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A quiet and secluded spot: Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote 1851-1881 Colleen A Cox Publisher: Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote Local History Society (1991)
 
 
       

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