From Village to Town (1882) by Isaac Binns



A downloadable PDF version of Isaac Binns’s 1882 book “From Village to Town: A Series of Random Reminiscences of Batley During the Past 30 Years”.

Binns was the Borough Accountant for Batley Corporation from October 1874 until his death in August 1884.

The PDF was prepared from an original edition of the book and the text can be searched.

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The PDF contains 156 pages and has a file size of 115MB.


Isaac Binns’s works are now in the Public Domain. The Huddersfield Exposed web site asserts no copyright over this digitised version of the book and it is released under a CC0 Public Domain Dedication. Once you have purchased and downloaded the PDF, you are free to do anything you want with it. However, we would respectfully request that if you make the PDF available elsewhere, please do not remove or alter the cover sheet and/or PDF metadata properties.


A sample PDF which includes a selection of pages can be downloaded here if you’d like to “try before you buy”.