Local History

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  • Cover scan of Orkney
    Orkney: A Historical Guide
    C. R. Wickham-Jones - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is a chronological history of Orkney from prehistoric times to the present day, including maps and site plans of the district. Orkney lies only 20 miles north of mainland Scotland, yet for centuries its culture was dominated by Scandinavia.
  • Cover scan of Old Abernethy
    Old Abernethy
    Frank Zwolinski - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    Now a dormitory town for Perth, at the time of the collection of photos shown here Abernethy was largely a self-sufficient community (except for Abernethy biscuits that have nothing to do with the town except sharing the name) with a main street full of shops. The book has extended captions exploring the long history of the town and its environs. As well as the town's streets and shops, also featured are the old Co-op van, Polish soldiers stationed there during the war, and even one of the last handloom weavers.
  • Cover scan of Old Bulawayo
    Old Bulawayo
    Andrew Wilkie - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In typical Stenlake old towns format, combining historic photographs with potted history and lengthy informative captions, is this latest title on Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbawe (the former Southern Rhodesia). Although founded as recently as 1894, a large number of the original buildings have since been demolished. The early shops, offices, and houses illustrated here were made of wood or metal sheeting or local bricks. Also shown are examples of the next phase of slightly more substantial structures. A street map is included to help the reader pinpoint the locations of the photos included.
  • Cover scan of Old Saltaire & Shipley
    Old Saltaire & Shipley
    Paul Chrystal - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This text takes a look at Saltaire, the mill town founded and built by Titus Salt next to the River Aire (hence the name) in West Yorkshire. Saltaire was a model town built in response to the desperate conditions in nearby Bradford. The book comprises a collection of historic photos accompanied by informative captions and tells the story of Salt and his town Saltaire, as well as the neighbouring settlement of Shipley with its attractions of the glen and the tramway.
  • Cover scan of Old Winchburgh
    Old Winchburgh
    Andrew Pettie - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This title presents a collection of images of this unpretentious close-knit former shale oil mining town located between Linlithgow and Kirkliston and within a shout of the Forth Bridge. Included are images of the oil works and miners, rows, pigeon lofts and football teams, school groups and shops together with a liberal sprinkling of other views of the town as it used to be.
  • Cover scan of Old Berwick
    Old Berwick
    John Griffiths - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history of Berwick and environs features many unusual images of a town that has been much photographed in the past and is companion to the author's already published Old Spittal and Tweedmouth. About a quarter of the book is devoted to the landward settlements of Paxton, Horncliffe and Foulden and there are scenes outwith the town such as New Mills on the Whiteadder and fording boxes on the Tweed.
  • Cover scan of Old Burghead, Cummingston And Hopeman
    Old Burghead, Cummingston And Hopeman
    Douglas Lockhart - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    Burghead, Cummingston and Hopeman were planned settlements funded and built by local landowners to stimulate economic activity and thus increase the value of their estates. Fishing was the principal industry so harbour and maritime photographs form a large part of this book. Besides these there are photographs of the streets and social history like Baden-Powell's visit in 1915 and army camps of Seaforths and Gordons. The author ties this all together with very informative captions.
  • Cover scan of Old Lurgan
    Old Lurgan: With Waringstown And Moira
    Rose Jane Leslie - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history has about 60 photos of these County Armagh settlements, the biggest of which is Lurgan, which had its origins in the 1610 Plantation of Ulster. From small beginnings Lurgan grew substantially with the development of the linen industry in the 19th century and the townscapes shown in the book reflect the architecture of the late Georgian and Victorian period. The book also includes the smaller settlements of Magheralin, Moira, Dollingstown, Maghera and Waringstown.
  • Cover scan of Old Seahouses
    Old Seahouses
    Katrina Porteous - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This book mainly covers the period 1900 to 1950 when the fishing industry was thriving and Seahouses was a working town. The sea, fisher life and fisher folk as well as the harbour and the lifeboat therefore dominate this book although it also includes old images of the town's streets almost devoid of life, unlike today when Seahouses teems with tourists.
  • Cover scan of Old Broughton, Drumelzier, Manor, Stobo And Tweedsmuir
    Old Broughton, Drumelzier, Manor, Stobo And Tweedsmuir
    Ann Matheson - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This title covers the Upper Tweed Valley, the area south of the Lanarkshire town of Biggar. Off the beaten track best describes this little known but historically interesting part of west central Scotland and it is rarely published about. Ann Matheson, leading light at Biggar Museum and author of several existing local history and Scots language books, has written a detailed and first-rate text to accompany the images which show a surprising amount of change compared to the present day.

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