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About Batterdale Books

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Fleur and Gordon Steven founded Batterdale Books in July 1994 to sell second-hand books on railways, canals and industrial history by mail order.  Our first slender catalogue appeared in September 1995.  It was a very short list of doubtful quality that combined both Railways and Canals in a single list.  Remarkably, several customers from those early days became valued customers who still place regular orders.

Our Internet site was launched in August 2001.  This site enables us to reach a far larger number of people and to list a far larger selection of books than we ever managed to include in our catalogues.

We could of course not have succeeded without the numerous enthusiasts and collectors who have supported us over the years, and for whom we have tried to maintain a steady flow of interesting books. 

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