Sources

bookendIn addition to the books listed here I have also used the minutes of the Luton Council in its various incarnations from 1908 onwards. These are held at the Luton Central Library. Copies of local papers (Luton Times, Luton News etc. from the 1850s onwards have also been used. These are also on microfilm at Luton Central Library


Title Author ISBN
Year
The History of Luton with its Hamlets etc. Frederick Davis 1855
Luton, Past and Present – Its History and Antiquities Frederick Davis 1874
Mate’s Illustrated Guide to Luton (1986 edition) J G Dony (introduction) 0 948742 03 8 1907
The Icknield Way Edward Thomas 0 7045 0407 3 1916
The History of Luton and its Hamlets Volumes I and II William Austin 1928
Luton at War Volume I, 2000 edition Luton News 1 871199 44 1 1947
Luton at War Volume II, 2001 edition Luton News 1 871199 49 2 1947
Luton and the Hat Industry. 1976 edition Charles Freeman 1953
History of Bedfordshire Joyce Godber 1969
Dictionary of City of London Street Names A L Smith 7153 4880 9 1970
A View from the Alley Aubrey S Darby 1974
The Story of Luton J. Dyer and J Dony 0 900804 11 4 1975
Luton Past and Present Harold White (Ed) 0 900804 20 3 1977
People of the Meeting House – Tales of a Church in Luton J S Fisher 1976
Portrait of Bedfordshire David H. Kennett 0 7091 72249 1978
Vanishing Street Furniture Geoffrey Warren 0 7153 7482 6 1978
The Blockers’ Seaside – A selective history of Leagrave C.J. Peaple 1979
Street Furniture Henry Aaron 0 85263 498 6 1980
Memories are made of this P. C. Vigor 0 907106 03X 1983
The Story of High Town John G Dony 0907 041302 1984
Percival & Hunting Aircraft John Silvester 0 9513386 0 9 1987
The Story of Luton International Airport Jamie Glass 0 951 3735 1X 1988
The Story of the Stopsley Schools James Dyer 1989
Grand Dukes and Diamonds – The Wernhers of Luton Hoo Raleigh Trevelyan 0 436 53404 5 1991
The Street Names of England Adrian Room 1 871615 20 8 1992
Luton’s Heritage – Buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest Luton Borough Council 1993
Legacies – Tales and Legends of Luton and the North Chilterns Vic Lea 1 871 199 91 3 1993
The Changing Face of Luton Stephen Bunker 1 871 199 66 2 1993
The Railway Age in Bedfordshire F G Cockman 1 871 199 22 0 1994
Pubs and Pints: Story of Luton’s Public Houses and Breweries Stuart Smith 1 871 199 97 2 1995
Bedfordshire – A Pimlico County History Guide Simon Houfe 0-7126-5339-2 1995
Britain in Old Photographs – Luton – A second selection Stuart Smith 0-7509-1359-2 1996
Percivals Aircraft – The Archive Photograph Series Norman H Ellison 0 7524 0774 0 1997
Vauxhall Stuart Fergus Broatch 0 7509 1561 7 1997
The Stopsley Book James Dyer 1 871199 042 1998
The Stopsley Picture Book James Dyer 1 871199 948 1999
Streets Ahead – an illustrated guide to the street names of Dunstable Richard Walden 1 871199 54 9 1999
Strawopolis Stephen Bunker 0 85155 062 2 1999
Where they burnt the Town Hall down Dave Craddock 1 871 119 93 95 1999
Memories of Luton 1 900463 8 1999
Francis Frith’s Around Luton Robert Cook 1-85937-235-X 2001
Were you being served? Bob Norman 1 903747 19 8 2002
Marsh Farm…Where Luton Began….Our History J L Jenkins 0 9544137 0 2002
The Story of Round Green Barbara M Benson 2003
Were you also being served? Bob Norman 1-903747-56-2 2004
Images of England – Luton Mark Stubbs 0752410865 2004
Rhubarb and Custard – Luton Modern School & Luton Grammar School for Boys James Dyer 1-903747-54-6 2004
Crimson and Gold Luton Modern School, Luton HS for Girls and Luton Tech Anne Allsopp 1-903747-55-4 2004
Blitzing Vauxhall – A Dogsbody’s War Diary Owen Hardisty 1 903747 62 7 2005
The Story of Limbury-cum-Biscot Colin R Cook 978-0-95557010-0-9 2007
The Tramways Ivan A Jones
Luton Council minutes 1908 – 2007
Rural District Council minutes 1900 – 1930
Leagrave Parish Council Minutes 1896 – 1928
Limbury Parish Council Minutes
Stopsley Parish Council Minutes 1896 – 1933
Local newspapers 1855 – 2009