Fathom Press was formed in 2007 initially as vehicle to publish the two books that came out of the Heritage Lottery funded Unravelling Barton Ropery Project, Ropeworks and Family Ties. It has since developed and published Article Magazine, a free monthly guide to arts and culture in Northern Lincolnshire and with a natural association with Fathom Writers it has sponsored and published the Fathom Prize anthology of creative writing: the second edition Fathom 10 was published in November 2010. Fathom Press has also entered a partnership with Geoffrey Bryant and The Later History of Barton Group to help publish their ongoing series of books.
If you wish to purchase any of the publications below please contact Fathom Press. Post and packaging will be charged at £2.80 (softback) and £4.79 (hardback).
Featuring the results on new archival research, this book re-interprets some aspects of the firm’s 200 year history, focusing on the company, its founders and Barton men and women who worked there.Buy this book
Family Ties brings together the stories and memories of former workers at Hall’s Barton Ropery. Recollections of good friends, families, hard times and hard work. The routine of everyday working lives set against a changing industrial landscape.Family Ties
The second anthology of prize winning and short-listed poems and stories from the Fathom Prize Short Story Competition. Also included is a collection of Flash Fiction previously published in Article magazine. The anthology is sponsored by Fathom Writers and Article magazine.Buy on Amazon
Barton author Nigel Land traces the history of the manufacturer of Elswick-Hopper cycles in this book, published by Fathom Press.Buy on Amazon
With new research into the history of the fishing industry, The Women They Left Behind tells of hardship, good times, love and heartbreak in communities held together by women and characterised by the absence of men at sea.Buy on Amazon
A further instalment of The Later History of Barton series which focuses on the town’s transport network.Buy in our shop
An anthology of prize winning and short-listed stories from the first Fathom Prize Short Story CompetitioBuy on Amazon
A comprehensive study of domestic architecture during the nineteenth century in Barton upon Humber.Buy in our shop
A History of Barton's RailwayThe Railway Comes To Barton-on-Humber
Written by popular local historians, the Ropewalk shop stocks a range of books, journals and historical records documenting the Ropewalk's and Barton upon Humber's rich history.