The best place to start for an overview of the history of Walkden is Ann Monaghan's Walkden. A Glimpse of the Past (City of Salford, 1993).
Further aspects of Walkden's history can be explored in the titles below, most of which are available for reference or loan at
Walkden Library. All should available for reference at Salford Local History Library.

Atkinson, Glen The Canal Duke's Collieries. Worsley 1760-1900 (Neil Richardson, 1998)

Atkinson, Glen Worsley Textile Mills. A History of the Mills of Worsley, Walkden, Little Hulton and Boothstown (Neil Richardson, 2004)

Atkinson, Glen,  Philip Hagerty and Annie Surtees for the Blackleach Voluntary Group Blackleach and North Walkden (Neil Richardson, 2001)

Clegg, Herbert and Frank Mullineux A Local History Miscellany (Bound copies of cuttings of articles in local newspapers)

Monaghan, Ann Walkden. A Glimpse of the Past (City of Salford, 1993)

Mullineux, Frank Cuttings Book Vols.1-4 (Bound copies of cuttings from local newspapers)

Openshaw, Joy Bailey Wall Memories. Growing up in Walkden, 1934-1947 (Neil Richardson, 1996)