Oxhey in PicturesOxhey in Pictures is a unique collection of over 200 photos, maps and drawings that was prepared by the Oxhey Village Environment Group to mark the Millennium. It charts Oxhey's history from its origins to recent times.
Watford and South West Herts in the Great WarWritten by Eugenia and Quentin Russell, this 176 page book highlights the importance of the Bushey and Watford area in the Great War. The distinctiveness of memorials erected reflects the artistic communities of Bushey and Watford, as shown in the many illustrations included.
From the Wheatsheaf to the WindmillThis is a revised edition of a popular A5 book that had sold out. It includes historical accounts of the inns, taverns, alehouses and pubs of Bushey and Oxhey from earliest times to the present day. Included in the 138 pages are notes on the breweries who supplied them and the Temperance Movement who opposed them, plus 50 photographs showing each pub and a map of the area.
The Story of Black BeautyThe Story of Black Beauty is a version of the original book comprehensively edited for young children. Its 36 pages tell Anna Sewell's story in a large typeface and were written by Bushey Museum's Learning Officer, Marion Gee. The twenty, mainly colour, original illustrations are by Bushey's famous animal illustrator Lucy Kemp-Welch.
Bushey During the Great War - A Village RemembersThis book by Dianne Payne, Coordinator of the Bushey First World War Commemoration Project, is about the men and women of Bushey & Oxhey who served abroad and on the Home Front during The Great War. It includes the 50 panels from the exhibition held at The Bushey Academy in August 2014, a selection of biographies of local servicemen who gave their lives for their country and chapters reflecting on the years before and after the war. With 100 pages and fully illustrated in colour and monochrome, it provides both a souvenir of the exhibition and a colourful and poignant record of the social history of Bushey and Oxhey during the period.
HerkomerThis beautifully produced, large format (37.5 x 29.7cm) book of 96 pages in full colour contains over 70 reproductions of the work of Hubert Herkomer. Published in Germany to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death, it has dual language text in German and English. The book's aim is to demonstrate his artistic talent and contains examples of his work from portraits of Queen Victoria and John Ruskin to some of his most famous and evocative studies such as Hard Times.
Echoes of Old Watford, Bushey & OxheyTed Parrish reflects on what jt was like to live in this corner of Hertfordshire from his birth in the 1920 to the latter part of the 20th century. The 224 pages contain photographs, maps, indices and descriptions recording many of the famous and less well known historic buildings and events now lost forever.
From Hartsbourne Manor to Frying Pan Alley: The Victorian Community on Bushey HeathThis book by Dianne Payne tells the story of how the sleepy rural hamlet of Bushey Heath was transformed by newcomers from London into a vibrant evolving community, laying the foundations of Bushey Heath as it is today. Each chapter begins with a story, recording the struggles, hardships and achievements of rich and poor at a time of rapid development. In large format, the 52 pages are illustrated in colour and include new research about people and properties on the Heath. It contains a wealth of information about the history of a remarkable society that did much to mould and benefit our own.
BusheyThis extremely popular book of black and white photographs of Bushey, originally published in 1997, has been reprinted after being out of print for some time. It contains 120 pages of images covering the hundred years between 1860 and 1960 that were in the collections of the compiler, Bryen Wood, and Bushey Museum. In addition, the Introduction contains some 1300 words on the history of Bushey.
Bushey a book to read and colourA 17 page book containing brief details and pictures on historical subjects about Bushey for young children to read and colour
Bushey During the Great WarThis 64 page book written by Janet Murphy paints a vivid and touching picture of what life was like through the terrible years of the Great war in both Bushey and the Western Front. It includes local photographs and a front cover illustration of Lucy Kemp -Welch's famous poster Enlist Now.
Bushey in 1900Written by local researcher, Janet Murphy, the 56 page illustrated book describes life in the Bushey area at the turn of the 19/20th centuries
Bushey Then and nowWritten by Bushey Museum curator, Grant Longman, the book gives a short history and geological description of Bushey
Bushey Village TrailA 1989 publication researched and written by Bushey Museum's two curators, Grant Longman and Bryen Wood, the 112 page booklet is a guided tour of Bushey's high street from West to East
Herkomer, A Victorian ArtistWritten by Lee McCormick Edwards, this is a study of the life and work of Bushey's famous portraitist and social realist painter. The 160 page hardback contains many colour illustrations of Herkomer's work
Hertfordshire - Oil Paintings in Public Ownership1,600 oil paintings in public ownership in Hertfordshire are shown in this Public Catalogue Foundation publication, including the Bushey Museum and Art Gallery's nationally important collection of paintings by Hubert von Herkomer and his students.
Hugh Wallis, Artist and Art Metal WorkerWritten by Margaret Thompson, this is an illustrated biography of the life and work of an artist, trained in Bushey, who produced an amazing range of painting and metalware, all in the Arts and Crafts tradition. It has 92 pages with 65 illustrations, of which 14 are full-page.
Journal of the Friends of Bushey MuseumEdited by Janet Murphy, this occasional publication contains historical notes on Bushey from a variety of sources.
Kirby's Luxury Coaches of Bushey HeathSubtitled, The History of a Family Business, this 52 page book includes a background history of Bushey and covers the Kirby family from George Kirby's birth in 1842 to the set up of the coach business in the twenties through 1964 when the business was bought by George Hutchings. It continued as the Kirby Group until the 1990s. There are many photographs, including colour, as well as charts and reproduced documents, The introductory article, A Memorable Day Out, describes the author, Ian Read's experience as a boy on a Kirby coach trip.
Lucy Kemp-Welch BiographyThis black & white illustrated, eight page biographical leaflet is an extended version of the original biography by the late museum curator Grant Longman and tells Lucy Kemp-Welch's story from her birth in 1869 to her death in 1958.
Sir Hubert von Herkomer & film making in BusheyBy Michael Pritchard, this 1987 publication covers Herkomer's pioneering work from 1912 to 1914, including photographs, plans a fascinating details in its 64 pages
Sir Hubert von Herkomer RAThis four page biographical leaflet is by museum curator Grant Longman
St Peters - The Church on the HeathThis 64-page book is profusely illustrated with photographs tracing the history of this local landmark and its many beautiful features. It also describes something of the surprisingly chequered history of Bushey Heath itself.
Stand to your work, Hubert Herkomer and his StudentsThis is a 60 page book published by Watford museum in 1983 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the opening of Herkomer's famous Bushey art school. It contains a 15 page background to Herkomer and his time in Bushey, 14 short biographies of Herkomer's students and 13 black and white examples of students' work.
The Arts & Crafts of Bushey Heath24 pages plus an open-out four page supplement, the book is a copiously illustrated account of a remarkable period of creativity during the heyday of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The story includes a tribute to a brave young soldier.
The Story of Bushey in the Age of the Steam TrainThis new 32 page book, written by Dianne Payne and attractively illustrated in colour, tells the story of the coming of the railway. It includes new research on how the railway put Bushey on the map and was a vital component in the establishment of the Herkomer Art School that now forms part of Bushey's unique history and cultural heritage.
Bushey Hall and the Forties ExperienceThis 98 page book by Derek Addison and Tony Rock is a short history of Bushey Hall, its historical associations with US military groups, the golf club and its transition into the Lincolnsfields Centre of today. It also includes a visitors' guide to the site. Included are many black and white and colour photographs of the House, golf club, military connections and current exhibitions.