The History Detective

Detecting Local and Family History

Both available from Amazon Books UK in both paperback and E-book formats.

Tony Bostock is a keen local historian who has been studying the history of Cheshire, especially the Northwich and Middlewich areas for over fifty years. During this time he has conducted a great deal of research and has written several books and articles on various aspects of Cheshire History.

Tony has written many books and articles on aspects of Cheshire History and is a regular contributor to the annual Cheshire History journal. A full list of publications is available via the link above.

Recently some E-books have been published; a list may be viewed on the link below.


Tony is a regular speaker to local history societies, Probus clubs, W.I.s and other similar organisations. All presentations are illustrated using Power Point. A full list of talks is available via the link above.

This site contains a number of articles on local history and Cheshire heraldry: a list may be viewed on the link below.

Tony is happy to provide an advice and assistance service to those undertaking their own family history research and have hit a ‘brick wall’. Having a great deal of knowledge about Cheshire sources he can perhaps point you in the right direction!

Updated: December 2021


Detecting Local and Family History