We write, design, print, publish and sell books, magazines and guides

2 Laceys Yard, High Street,

Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1BU

01494 793000






Between 1994 and 2013 we published this local history community magazine. We stock back issues containing a broad range of historical and heritage articles at £4 each inc p&p. Please call 01494 793000


Issue number and local history subject


(out of stock issues not listed)


14  Bois Moor Road

     The Black Cat public house

15  Waterside childhood

     Jim Randall

     Annual Hospital Fête

     Chesham Light Opera

17  Roger Crab, the Mad Hatter

     The town’s first lock-up

21  Ray East

     Pednor House

     History of music, theatre and


     The life of Elgiva

     Chesham Bois

23 Blacksmiths and shoeing


     Chesham’s WWI peace


     A history of Chesham’s


     The River Chess

24 Flaunden old church

     Chiltern Toy Works

     Historic Wall Plaques

     Culverhouse/Horsnell memoirs

     The Mad Hatter café

     Ekco Packaging

25 Ida Lovering

     Church Street

     The council roadman

     William Lowndes

     The Cottage Hospital

     Chesham & Ley Hill Golf Club

26 A Chesham gamekeeper

     George Tutill Ltd

     Lowndes family at The Bury

29 11 Market Square

     Chesham Building Society

30 The Spiritualist Church

31  Margaret Mee

     Chesham Museum opening

     18th century Chesham

     Aylesbury ducks, Richard


     Chesham 1879 club

     Francis Yard

32 Chesham Brewery

     The bells of St Mary’s church

     Chesham in 1920

     Professor Keith Branigan

33 John Young

     Evacuation to Chesham

     Chesham Cottage Hospital

     Dr Faithorn


     Whitehill School

34 Duke of Bedford Trust

     Lowndes Park Avenue of Trees

     Cemetery flora

     Jonathan Ottley

     Golden Ball Public House

36 Chesham, New England

     Sir Andrew Davis

     Ivor Stewart Liberty

     Stratford’s Yard

     Chesham Cricket Club

     Chiltern Open Air Museum


     Chesham’s historic market

37 George Bayliss

     Dick Goodson

     Lowndes Park

     Watercress growing

     Bellingdon air crash

     Chesham High School

     The Bois Moor Mission Room

38 The Trap Door folk club

     Arthur Reynolds

     Town tokens (coinage)

     Chesham Dairies

39 When the railway came to


     The old Unicorn public house

     The Salvation Army

     Harry Wing

     Sidney Law

40 Val Biro

     The Mad Hatter, Roger Crab

     The Gatehouse

     1930’s unemployment

     Harry Bates

     Wartime American Gospel

41  Ronald Holt

     Girlguiding centenary

     Lacey Green windmill

     John Foot Churchill

     Miss Bessie Bangay

     The factory relay race

42 1950s self-build programme

     Don Rickard

     Eskdale Avenue carmelite


43 Moor Ladies Football Club 1921

     Story of the Gospel Hall

44 Ley Hill

     The Festival of Britain 1951

     Zion Hall

45 Ivory’s Coffee Tavern

     St George’s, Tylers Hill

46 Victoria’s Jubilee Celebrations

     Chesham Bowling Club

     Maurice Rance, Olympics, 1948

47 Mr Bunker’s shop, no.6 High


     Lee Common

     Queen Victoria in Chesham

48 Chesham Preparatory School

     The Friendship Hall




Established in 1990 by Peter Hawkes, our design house offers a self publishing service to assist authors in publishing their manuscripts on a wide range of subjects, from getting ISBN numbers and bar-coding their book, to graphic design, illustration and proof reading. We also specialise in publishing local history books, and are now branching out into the field of natural history.


With a background in typography and graphic design for print, we pride ourselves on attention to detail and customer service. We love working with the local community – retaining clients such as the Town Council and theatre for more than 20 years.


We also enjoy working with authors, photographers and other designers. In our archive is a collection of over 10,000 photographs and postcards. These are steadily being published in books for you to enjoy.

Hawkes Design & Publishing Ltd

Please do get in touch if you have a manuscript or a project that we can help with.

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