Shrine Publications

The archives contain Walsingham publications from the earliest days of the Restoration. Fortunately a complete set of Our Lady's Mirror has survived, from which we can chart the appearance of guides, manuals and history booklets. Yet even this source is not comprehensive, and we still occasionally come across the hitherto unknown. Our Lady’s Mirror now has its own website [to follow shortly]. Guides and manuals in particular have run into many editions, some of which we still need to make up complete series. (See our “Wants” page.) Many original texts have been scanned and are available on this and the other three archive websites - links to over twenty of those on this site are below. In general only the Shrine's own publications can be shown in full, for copyright reasons.
first Pilgrims' Manual (1928): click here to go to full scanned text of 1st edition, and from there to 5th edition (1952)
The Little Guide to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Walsingham (1931): the earliest detailed Guide to the Shrine click here to go to full scanned text of 1st edition, and from there to 5th edition (1939)
Walsingham: England's Nazareth (this ran into eight editions: 1974 edition above) click on picture to go to full details of all editions
A tract on Pilgrimage by Fr Patten: this is the front cover of the 3rd & 4th edns which were illustrated by Enid Chadwick; click on picture to go to full scanned text of 2nd edition (in different format: text is the same)
England's National Shrine of Our Lady - Past and Present (1938) dedicated to Sir William Milner; many illustrations by Enid Chadwick click on picture to go to full scanned text
Our Lady of Walsingham: A Review 1921-1928 click on picture to go to full text
The Pilgrims Almanac 1928 : a pilgrimage journal published jointly with Talbot & Co :: intended to be annual but this appears to be the first and only edition not shown here
Walsingham: Its Pilgrimage Past & Present, by a member of the Society of OLW: two editions 1933 and 1938 (revised); click on picture to go to full scanned text of 1st edn, and from there to 2nd
extracts from Erasmus's record of his pilgrimage to Walsingham: click on picture to go to full scanned text of 1st edn (1931), and from there to 2nd (1939)
The Walsingham Shrine and its works click on picture to go to full scanned text of 1st edn (1948), and from there: to 2nd (1950)
includes the surrounding area; many ground plans (1939) click on picture to go to full scanned text
The Walsingham Tales (in the style of the Canterbury Tales) not shown here
Our Lady in England and her Ancient National Shrine (1934) click on picture to go to full scanned text of 1st edn, and from there to 2nd
a 1932 leaflet called England's Nazareth click on picture to go to full scanned text
The Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Walsingham (c.1924); click on picture to go to full scanned text
Holy House leaflet No. 1 click on picture to go to full scanned text of the first, fourth and sixth impressions
Holy House leaflet No. 3 click on picture to go to full scanned text 
Holy House leaflet No. 4 click on picture to go to full scanned text
The method of Making the Walsingham pilgrimage (1931) click on picture to go to full scanned text
The Site of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (1934) click on picture to go to full scanned text
for further details of any of these or other publications please contact the archivist