The Society offers a wide range of publications for sale. These include One Name Extracts from the North Meols Parish Records, 1851 Census Returns for North Meols, Records from Local Churches, North Meols Tithe Map (1839/40). We also supply a number of publications by local authors.
You can download the Publications List & A Publications Order Form the 'Links' page.
Publications available for purchase are listed below:
S.MIS.5: North Meols Tithe Map £8.00 £1.50 £2.35 Apportionment Book
S.MIS.6: Extracts from the 1851 to 1891 £6.00 £1.30 £2.15 Census Returns
of Migrants from North Meols to Fleetwood
S.MIS.3: North Meols Tithe Map £67.00 P&P on request & Apportionment Book.
- (in 9 Segments)
- Individual Segments £7.00 P&P on request
- Apportionment book £8.00 £1.50 £2.35
S.AP.4: ‘Churchtown in Camera’ £3.95 £1.05 £1.95 by Andrew Farthing.
This album contains fifty pictures of old Churchtown, Crossens and Marshside.Most scenes pre-date the Second World War and show the communities when they were relatively isolated from Southport town.
S.AP.5: ‘The Great Lifeboat Disaster of 1886’ £5.85 £1.30 £2.15
By J. Allen (New edition by Andrew Farthing)
One sad night in 1886 no less than twenty seven brave lifeboat men lost their lives off the Lancashire coast. This is the story of the "Mexico" disaster, and the men of the Southport, St. Annes and Lytham lifeboats.
This publication includes over 30 photographs-many never before published, also gives details of the lifeboat men.
S.AP.6: ‘Birkdale In Camera’ £3.95 £1.05 £1.95
Early photgraphs of a Southport suburb
S.AP.7: ‘When I Went A Walking’ £12.99 £1.25 £2.05
Peter brings the past to life, with recollections made during a series of walks around Southport.
S.AP.11: ‘Betwixt Ribbel and Moerse’ £9.95 £1.40 £3.70
- written by Walter Jesson.
The history and legends of the coastline between the River Ribble and the River Mersey. This book is well documented and includes many photographs and maps.
S.AP.12: ‘Megasaga’ written by Walter Jesson £9.95 £1.40 £3.70
There are over 100 names, listed here, directly related to, or connected to the Rimmers in this book. Thier family records, could together with the Rimmers activities overseas, and thier connections with the tribe of Dan, constitute therefore, not just a saga or story, but a Megasaga.
Crossens, part of the parish of North Meols, was a detached settlement, on the northern fringe of what is now Southport. With a history quite different from that of other areas of the town. Its situation on the southern bank of the Ribble estuary resulted in it enjoying much richer agricultural land. Farming dominated Crossens, but as Southport developed as a resort and residential town in the early nineteenth century, it became an out-of-site dormitory for the town's poorest paid labourers and others.
S.AP.16: ‘Southport Through the Letterbox’ £4.99 £1.25 £2.05
Written by G. A. and A. G. Burgess
In compiling this collection of old postcards, we are not attempting to present a complete or concise history of Southport - that has already been done more than adequately in other publications. What we have tried to do instead is present a look into the past, through a varied selection of scenes, subjects and events which have taken place in the resort over a number of years.
S.AP.18: ‘Dissenters of Every Description - £8.99 £1.85 £2.60
The Extraordinary Story of Southport's Non-Conformist Churches’ - written by Geoffrey Ellis
S.AP.19: What's In a Name 'Rimmer' £4.00 £1.05 £1.90
S.AP.21: 'The North Meols Independents 1807-2007' £4.00 £1.05 £1.95
Compiled by Geoff Lloyd (and incorporating the previous account by Revd. Derek H Strange B.D.in 1956).This is a new local publication of a 200 year history of the people who established the first non- conformist, and the second oldest church in town.
S.AP.23: 'Ainsdale War Memorial' £10.00 £1.40 £3.80