Vintage Steam Owners and Operators of the Colne Valley Area, by Robin A. Harding

Vintage Steam Owners and Operators of the Colne Valley Area, by Robin A. Harding

Published by the Halstead & District Local History Society in 1985, 104 pages. A5 size booklet (N7389)

This book is a fascinating history of steam mechanisation in the Colne Valley area in Essex, and includes chapters on threshing, steam ploughing, road haulage, road rolling, steam and the travelling fairs, and steam in Halstead. The booklet will thus delight anyone who has an interest in the history of this part of Essex, as well as people with a more general interest in the history of steam mechanisation.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.