Publications

The Forty Magazine is produced on a voluntary basis by Cholsey 1000 Plus and a copy is delivered free of charge to every household in Cholsey. It is packed with news, articles, events, activities, and advertisements for our local pubs, restaurants, shops & businesses.

Parish Potters, is a small book containing a number of walks, almost all starting and ending in Cholsey

More recent history has been captured in a number of books written by local historians.  Change at Cholsey is currently distributed by the Cholsey 1000 Plus. In 2013 they helped to publish a second book concentrating on the history of Winterbrook and Cholsey’s East End in the North of the Parish.

Barrie Charles has also published Crime and Calamity in Cholsey, which tells the story of the village through a number of scandals, tragedies and wrong-doings affecting the Parish.

Cholsey’s Great War Dead also by Barrie Charles, has recently been published and details one or two pages on each of the people of Cholsey being commemorated during the World War One centenary period in the village.

Jeanne Money’s Cholsey School – Two Centuries of History,  its full of engaging personal details and stories drawn from many sources and is a remarkable snapshot of the gradual changes of attitudes and improvements in education over the 19th-21st centuries.

The latest publication, by Ian Wheeler, is Fair Mile Hospital: a Victorian Asylum which portrays a typical example of the nation’s network of county asylums, drawing on official archives, local knowledge and the author’s fourth-generation connections with the hospital. Extensively illustrated, this book puts names to faces, tracks the asylum’s considerable growth and ultimate decline, and describes the caring environment that was mandated by the Victorian legislation that brought it into being.

There are also some notelets depicting historic photos of Cholsey