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  • Cover scan of The Gorbals And Oatlands
    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume three has an evangelical feel to it and could be nicknamed 'Born Again' and takes the story into the 1990s.
  • Cover scan of The Gorbals And Oatlands
    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume four could be dubbed 'Oatlands and Epilogue'. It is mainly about Oatlands, looking at the history of this often-overlooked area before again bringing the story up to date with more recent renewal.
  • Cover scan of The Gorbals And Oatlands
    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume one, which could have been subtitled 'The Rise of the Gorbals', charts the 18th and 19th century transformation from small village to major suburb with 90,000 inhabitants, 140 pubs, and 1100 shops.
  • Cover scan of The Gorbals And Oatlands
    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume two could have been dubbed 'The Fall of the Gorbals' and covers the post-war period when the area was comprehensively 'redeveloped' by town planners (i.e. demolished) and then replaced with award-winning modern architecture much of which has since been demolished because although it won awards for looks it was hopeless to live in.
  • 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 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.

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