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Hello and welcom
e to the Logaston Press website. Logaston is a hamlet in north Herefordshire, close to the border between England and Wales, and we live here and publish books about the history, archaeology, architecture and people of this area of Britain, including Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, South Wales, Worcestershire and the Black Country, and Gloucestershire. The first Logaston Press book was published in 1985 and since then we've produced more than 320 titles, over 100 of which are currently in print.

Future Plans for Logaston Press

We are very pleased to say that - now we have decided to hand on Logaston Press after all these years - as from 1st April 2018 it will be in the capable hands of Richard and Su Wheeler of Eardisley. Logaston Press will become an imprint of Fircone Books Ltd., a publishing company run by Wheelers and based at The Holme, Church Road, Eardisley, Hereford HR3 6NJ (Tel:01544 327182). Books on Herefordshire, the Central Marches and adjacent areas will continue to be published under the Logaston Press imprint, and the following new titles and reprints are firmly in the pipeline, with yet others at various stages of discussion and planning:

To be launched in April 2018

The Folk-lore of Herefordshire, by Ella Mary Leather with a biography by John Simons.

(A facsimile reprint, with a biography by John Simons who lives in Castle House in Weobley, where Ella lived and where some of her photographs have been found and appear in this book in print or the first time.)

Hereford Cathedral School; A history over 800 years, by Howard Tomlinson

(Howard Tomlinson is the former headmaster of the school as well as a historian and in 600 pages this charts the school's history from the 13th century to the current day, with its huge range of characters, tussles with Deans and Chapters, its successes and problems.)

To be launched in May/June 2018

Iolo’s Revenge: Adventures in Farming in the Welsh Marches, by Diana Ashworth
Written with an infectious warmth and humour, this is a hugely engaging account of a retired couple’s new life as sheep farmers in the Welsh Marches.

The History of Bridgnorth Infirmary
, by Gillian Waugh Pead
A comprehensive history of an important local institution.

Wilfred Owen’s Shrewsbury: From the Severn to Poetry and War
, by Helen McPhail
Richly illustrated with archival photographs, this title offers a vision not only of Owen’s teenage years, but also of everyday life in Shrewsbury in the early twentieth century. Published to coincide with the anniversary of Owen’s death. 

To be reprinted and reissued in Spring/Summer 2018

Merrily's Border, by Phil Rickman (with new chapters covering his latest novels in the series and the making of the TV film)

Severn, by Richard Hayman

The Lead, Copper and Barytes Mines of south Shropshire, by Michael Shaw

Mistress Blanche, Queen Elizabeth's Confidante, by Ruth Richardson (to include a new chapter on the information emanating from the discovery that the Bacton altar cloth indeed once formed part of one of Queen Elizabeth's dresses and is the only known surviving such part).

Some of the titles due for publication late in 2018 or in 2019

The Story of Ludford House near Ludlow, by Ralph Beardmore

River Voices: Lost Crafts of the River Wye, by Marsha O'Mahony

Herefordshire in the Second World War, by Bill Laws

Herefordshire Landscapes, by Keith Ray

The Timber-framed Builidngs of Herefordshire, by Duncan James

The Ludlow Heraldic Roll, by Philip Hume

Marcher Lords (3 volumes covering all the Marches), by Philip Hume

Walking the old ways of South Shropshire, by Andy & Karen Johnson