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We would love to hear from you about your red travel guide series collection, feedback on the website, or perhaps we can help with a query you may have. To get in touch about the guides, please send an email to:

Please be aware that we do not represent the Ward Lock company in any official capacity, nor do we have any contact with it or any remnant of it that may exist. If you have a query or information about other Ward Lock books, the company or any other types of collections, please don't send to us because our knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm does not extend much beyond the red travel guides, and we are thus unlikely to be able to help. You might find a relevant contact on our links page, or by a specific search on the web.

We intend to continue to evolve this site to include facts and information of interest to all red guide book collectors and enthusiasts. To that end we welcome any comments or observations which will help to develop and improve the site. Please don't hesitate to put forward any ideas or suggestions which may make it more attractive and useful.  It is encouraging that we have already had numerous inputs that have helped in this way.

A note on errata: To quote from an insert to the 1902-3 Cromer guide (3rd Ed):

"TO OUR READERS. Every care has been taken to render this volume accurate and trustworthy. But it is the lot of all human beings - even of editors of Guide Books who, of all men, should be most careful - to err. In this busy age, too, changes take place, both in town and country, with marvellous rapidity, and thwart at times the efforts of the most painstaking writer. We should, therefore, esteem it a favour should any of our readers discover errors, either of omission or commission, in these pages, if they would promptly inform the Publishers. Such communications will be thankfully acknowledged and the inaccuracies rectified.  THE EDITOR."

We could not put it better in respect of this website! 

If you are a collector of Ward Lock red travel guides, we hope you will enjoy this web site and that it will help you enjoy your collection and share information from like-minded collectors.