146 photographs of Potton and its inhabitants from Victorian times to the interwar period, each with notes, including group photographs with named individuals.
Pictures Of Potton Volume Two
P. Yates & N. Parry (1998 Reprint)
A further 150 photographs of Potton collected by the Society showing scenes and people up to the Second World War. Each photograph has a note and many Pottonians are named in group photographs.
Pictures Of Potton Volume Three
P. Yates & N. Parry (1998 Reprint)
150 photographs cover the period 1940 to 1969 with the same attention to detail as in the first two volumes.
Potton Manor- An Enigma
The background to the Manors of Potton and their owners. Over half of the booklet is taken up with the remarkable story of Otto von Smekal and Eva Pokora, who set up a secret laboratory during the Second World War and attempted to market the 'Potton Car' in the 1950s.
Potton Consolidated Charities
A 134 page detailed account of the history of Charities in Potton. It contains photographs, maps and many documents including details of names of Pottonians who owned land or were beneficiaries of Charity.
The Potton Car
P. Ibbett (Revised)
A 16 page booklet giving the background to MNM 541 and how an early 1950's German Champion car became the focus of a failed effort in the 1950's to create a car factory in Potton.
The Potton Clock House
A 16 page booklet provides the history of the central feature of Potton. Includes drawings of the Potton Shambles and the history of the clock.
Potton Market Square
A 48 page booklet tracing the history of a Market Square which was once one of the most wealthy in its county. Contains lists of Traders and Inhabitants.
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Potton - A Brief History
A 20 page guide to the history of Potton. Includes a timeline which sets events within Potton in their national context.
The Great Fire Of Potton 1783
A 48 page booklet which recounts the events of 1783 using the sources of the day including the lists of 'sufferers' and their claims and compensation as well as the details of how over £6000 was raised from London to Liverpool to rebuild Potton and provide the unique townscape we have today.
Pictures Of Potton Tea Towel
Back by popular demand. 100% cotton. Ideal as a gift.
The Life & Times Of An Ordinary Pottonian
A 53 page booklet covering the period from the mid 1920's until the end of the Milleneum written by Society member Keith Lawson. This detailed account brings to life the characters and issues of this period in a busy local town.
Over The Brook - Schooldays At Sutton
A 44 page booklet crammed full of photographs, illustrations and maps which really bring John's recollections to life. From his trusty bike 'Hercules' to the funeral of Lady Burgoyne this account adds warmth and wit to an age long since passed.
Pubs Of Potton Tea Towel
Pubs of Potton tea towel including poetry insert naming 36 pubs. Drawn with both architectural and artistic detail by Society stalwart Keith Lawrence.
Potton Market Square Walk
When was the first market held at Potton?
How old are its buildings?
Where did the design of the Clock House come from?
Click here to download a printable pdf version of the walk
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East Bedfordshire's Arcadia : History Or Prophecy?
Peter lived in Potton in his youth and carried out an agricultural land use survey. He has now repeated this and found that since 1969 when Land Settlement Association and market gardening provided employment for over 300 people the agricultural landscape has totally changed.