James Arnold (author & artist)
James Arnold (2 July 1909 – 7 September 1999) was an English commercial artist who developed a passion for the wagons that he saw on his cycling tours of the countryside in the pre- and post-War years. He set about producing painstakingly accurate measured drawings and watercolours of all the main regional types that he came across and these he included in a series of books beginning with The Joyous Wheel (1940) and including The Farm Waggons of England and Wales (1969).
Never owning a car, he cycled all his life, claiming to have covered nearly half a million miles in his lifetime. In November 1946 he became a founding member of the Birmingham-based Beacon Roads Cycling Club. He often toured with fellow members of the Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC).
- The Joyous Wheel, Hamish Hamilton, 1940
- The Countryman’s Workshop, Phoenix House, 1953
- The Shell Book of Country Crafts, John Baker, 1968
- The Farm Waggons of England and Wales, John Baker, 1969
- All Made by Hand, John Baker, 1970
- Farm Waggons and Carts, David & Charles, 1977
- All Drawn by Horses, David & Charles, 1979
- Hunter, Norman, Professor Branestawm's Treasure Hunt, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1937 – Arnold's illustrations were used for the first edition only.
- Herring, Maisie. Shropshire, Paul Elek, 1949
- Peel, J. H. B. (John Hugh Brignal), The Chilterns, Paul Elek, 1950
- Edwards, Tudor. Warwickshire, Paul Elek, 1950
- Viner, David (1999). "James Arnold (1909-1999)". Folk Life. 38 (1): 86–89. doi:10.1179/flk.19220.127.116.11.
- "Club history". Beacon Roads Cycling Club. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
- "Extracts from Rod Goodfellow's 1964 Club Diary". Beacon Roads Cycling Club. Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. Retrieved 30 August 2020.