Alistair Lofthouse


Alistair founded ALD Print in 1988 after graduating in Industrial Design from Sheffield Hallam University (then Sheffield Polytechnic!). 

He published the companies first book,  Mi Amigo in 1997. Written by David Harvey the book tells the story of an American B17 bomber that crashed in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, in 1944. 

Since then we have published over 100 books with many local history books a number of which have been written by Alistair himself.  His lastest release Cammell Laird Built Warships was published in 2016.

Re-printed available from 1st February 2019


Mi Amigo £6.95

First Published in 1997

Reprinted 2019

A5 Softback book

70 pages


On a winter's afternoon in February 1944 the peace of endcliffe park was shattered as an american B17 Bomber crashed narrowly missing playing children, all ten crew died.

Miles off course, sister aircraft to The Memphis Belle, with its crew drawn from all across America what was it doing over Sheffield? Who were the crew? How close was Sheffield to a major disaster? What's happened since.

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Cammell Laird Built Warships £25

Published in 2016.  

A4 Hardback Book. 

180 pages. 

A comprehensive guide to all naval vessles built by Cammell Laird from 1834 - 1993.

The book covers over 350 Navel ships, built by the world famous Merseyside shipbuilders, Cammell Laird.  With 180 pages and nearly 200 photographs, many published for the first time, from the companies own archives, this book is a must for anyone interested in ships and shipbuilding in the UK

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Our Best Seller as Featured on BBC's Railway Walks


Then & Now The Monsal Trail £9.95

First Published in August 2003

Second Edition July 2009

Third Edition 2012

The railway from Matlock to Buxton was the jewel in the crown for the Midland Railway. When it closed during the Beeching cuts of the 1960s there was much criticism. Since then the route has been taken over by walkers and climbers.

The disused railway line formally became the Monsal Trail in 1982, secured for the public by the Derbyshire Dales District Council. Since 1975, Peak Rail have slowly gained momentum in their attempt to rebuild the line. In 2011 the tunnels were opened to the public.

In this book you are taken from the present back in time to compare how the scenes have changed since the demise of the railway and how the land has been reused today. This has been made possible by the excellent photographs of E.R. Morten, a Buxton based dentist, who took many photographs on the line during the 1950s and 1960s.

As Featured on BBC’s Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury