Books online

A collection of books that have been republished online in an easy readable format.

The book list below contains all the books that we have been given permission by the Authors to be republished online at Hinckley Past & Present for you to enjoy.

Over the course of time we hope to grow the collection of free online books, to enable a wider audience a chance to view a book online, that may have gone out of print a number of years ago. The books in our collection have been reproduced in an easily readable format to be viewable on most devices, whether you are at home on your computer or out on your mobile device.

Once you've found a book you're interested in, either click on the picture or the title of the book.

Collection of Online Books
Book Title Description
an oral history of hinckley
An Oral History of Hinckley Fascinating short stories of living around the Hinckley District in the first half of the 20th Century up to and including the Second World War. The book was created by compiling memories of the people that attended the Westfield Community Centre in Hinckley during 1991.
around old burbage
Around Old Burbage A collection of photographs showing the early years of Burbage in Leicestershire. Most of the photos are from around the turn of the 20th century, with others from recent years. The book walks you around the village giving an account of the life and time of those days gone by.
around old burbage the second time
Around Old Burbage the Second time This book takes on a similar style to the first book by following the main roads through the village, but at the same time giving where possible, additional information on each area as you view the photographs and follow the route around.
around old burbage the second time
Bats of Willow and Balls of Leather The History of Burbage Cricket Club from the memories of the past and present members reminiscing about the ‘good old days’ of the Cricket Club. The book also contains photographs from the early days of the club in 1900, to present times making it a well written and interesting account of local history.