Corridor Press has been producing “local books by local people for local people” for 25 years.  The Community publisher, Corridor Press, was established in 1992.  Its name comes from its original location within the M4 Corridor of Berkshire, England.  Books on topics such as Buildings; Food, Football; Gardens; Health Remedies; Music; Poetry and Reading’s Twinning Links were produced with all age groups from schoolchildren to nonagenarians being involved in the writing, designing, publication and publicity.

 

Initially funded by grants from Reading Borough Council and Southern Arts, it became a club of volunteers from 2003, encouraging them to produce their own titles as well as well as joint ventures. 

 

Following the popular photographic record “George Palmer School in photographs” in 2004, many of its titles have been biased towards schools and education, although “Taylor-made Jackpot” in 2012 encompasses the story of a Reading born and bred back-street bookie who developed his own chain of Bookmakers shops (Taylor’s Racing Service).

Our most recent project - Exmouth's Rolle, maintains that theme of education, this time looking at the life and history of Rolle College, Exmouth and its predecessor Southlands School. 
This is author and historian Daphne Barnes-Phillips' first book with links to Devon - see "Kendrick School Book - Long may our Lion roar".  Exmouth's ROLLE was launched on 23rd May 2015 at an event for over 150 people in the author's home and garden and is already proving to be extremely popular.  Copies are available directly from ourselves; Devon Archives and Local Studies Service in Exeter or can be ordered through any local bookshop.