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  • 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 The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Peeblesshire
    The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Peeblesshire
    Bernard Byrom - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    A compact county of 354 square miles Peeblesshire has its fair share of castles and country houses. The former were necessarily defensive and the latter showy and fancy. Some, like Traquair, spanned the transition and are a bit of both. In this small volume there are 61 photos of various properties, mainly from the Edwardian period, the heyday of the country seat.
  • Cover scan of The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Selkirkshire
    The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Selkirkshire
    Bernard Byrom - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    The castles in the Scottish Borders date from those violent times when the Borders were subject to the 'rough wooing' of the English and the Border Reivers. When peace became the norm, the pele towers fell into ruin and their families built mansions, as did those of the nouveau riche mill owners of the Tweed Valley. Some of these Selkirkshire houses are seen here at their Edwardian zenith. Later some of these owners fell on hard times as economic decline and the two wars took their toll and many country houses were lost. In this book there is a selection of the county's posh real estate together with the history of the properties and their owners.
  • 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 Up Sauchie Doon Buckie
    Up Sauchie Doon Buckie: An Alang Argyle
    Andrew Stuart - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This is a revised edition of the late Andrew Stuart's classic Glasgow city centre book about the city's three most famous streets. The sequence of images in the book takes the form of a route starting with the damage inflicted on Charing Cross by the M8 motorway then going along Sauchiehall Street, down Buchanan Street and along the length of Argyle Street as far as the Trongate and the bottom of High Street. All these are accompanied by the author's text which he honed with anecdotes tried and tested in his many talks around Glasgow. The text has been revised to take account of changes that have taken place since the book was originally published in the early 1990s.
  • Cover scan of Flying In Pre-War Skies
    Flying In Pre-War Skies: Private Club Aviation 1920-1939
    Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    The title essentially describes the content of the book. As usual Ord-Hume has written a massive introduction in his usual humourous but informative style, followed by a great mass of photographs with long and detailed captions.
  • Cover scan of Glasgow's East End In The 70s
    Glasgow's East End In The 70s: From Gallowgate And London Road To Parkhead And Camlachie
    Peter Mortimer - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This is a collaboration between Glaswegian Peter Mortimer who has written the text and photographer Duncan McCallum who took these wonderful but grim photos of a grimy, resigned, and depressing 1970s Glasgow. As the subtitle suggests the book goes out east along London Road, Gallowgate, and Duke Street as far as Parkhead and Camlachie showing much in-between these points.
  • Cover scan of Edinburgh Housemails Taxation Book, 1634-1636
    Edinburgh Housemails Taxation Book, 1634-1636
    - Hardback - Scottish History Society
    This is a printed edition of an inventory of Edinburgh's properties, offering a fascinating snapshot of the fabric of a seventeenth-century European capital city.
  • Cover scan of Experiencing War As The 'Enemy Other'
    Experiencing War As The 'Enemy Other': Italian Scottish Experience In World War II
    Wendy Ugolini - Paperback - Manchester University Press
    An original and engaging study which examines the impact of World War Two on the Italian community in Scotland.

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