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Bespoke registers

As well as the stock items featured on our online shop, specially produced registers are supplied to many authorities to form an interesting and historic record for all time.

Books are available in standard rulings and binding, but alternative styles can be produced in accordance with individual requirements. Examples of the most popular types are reproduced below and on the Binding page of this website.

The title page, when emblazoned with armorial bearings or other symbols, can in itself be a work of art which greatly enhances the overall appearance of the book.

As well as being used as visitors books, these volumes can also be used as memorial books, lists of donors, etc.

Books can be gold blocked with armorial bearings, badges, authorities' names or other wording and slip cases in leather can also be supplied as protective containers.


Records of citizenship ceremonies

Make your Council's citizenship ceremonies something really special by using our Record of Citizenship Ceremonies. We are providing a number of local authorities with handsomely produced registers, which can be bound in black, blue or maroon and gold-blocked on the front cover with armorial bearings, logos, etc. To discuss individual requirements and receive a quotation, please call 01322 621100 or email

Books of condolence

We have available an extensive and beautiful range of Books of Condolence to add to our existing ranges of registers. Click here to view the collection.

Visitors books

Councils and places of interest often like to make a record of visitors to the premises. Perfect for this purpose, Shaw's de luxe Regal Register and Record Books are renowned for the high quality of their traditional construction. These volumes are bound in exquisite blue Moroccan leather in a traditional design featuring gold gilded pages. The cover is hand tooled in gold with a classic decorative detail.

Listed below are our three Visitors Books formats, varying in style through their inside page layout. Title pages of all styles of Visitors Books can be emblazoned with armorial bearings or other symbols to greatly enhance the overall appearance of the volume. The face of all our books can be gold blocked with armorial bearings, badges, authorities' names or other wording, as required.

DV10B - Regal Register and Record Book (Border Only)
DV10V - Regal Register and Record Book (Visitors Book)
DV10BR - Regal Register and Record Book (Border and Rulings)

Examples of our work

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For more information please call 01322 621109

Mortuary Register

Bespoke Mortuary Register for a Local Authority. It is case bound in dark blue rexine bookcloth and has gold blocking on the front.

Roll of Honorary Freemen Register

Roll of Honorary Freemen for a town council. Register features printed pages, blue text on cream pages. Volume is fully bound in dark blue leather with gold blocking to face with crest.

Roll of Honour Book

Springback style ledger roll of honour book. Full bound in brown leather with reinforced red marbled end papers and a red sprinkled edge to the papers. The casing includes double thick boards and there is gold tooling to the front and spine of the book.

Declaration Book

Full bound springback ledger style book in wine coloured leather, re-enforced end paper to suit, gold tooling to the front and gold band blocking to the spine. Consists of 50 leaves printed one side only for Masters and 150 leaves printed for wardens. There are blank pages between the two sections with a reinforced tab separating the two sections

Ecclesiastical Registers

Spring back style ledger Ecclesiastical Minute Book, Ecclesiastical Account Book and Register of Graves. All half bound in two different shades of red leather with label to face, gold blocked, tooling to spine with marble end papers.