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    Fife's Last Days Of Colliery Steam
    G. T. Heavyside - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In 1947 almost six million tons of coal were produced by the 32 pits in Fife and almost 20,000 worked in the industry in the Kingdom. Integral to the effort were 57 steam locomotives, many of which are seen at work in this selection of photos from the 1960s and 1970s. The text is rich and detailed and contains special sections on the Fife Coal Company and the Wemyss Private Railway.
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    Glamorgan's Lost Railways
    Peter Dale - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    The county of Glamorgan has played its part in railway history form earliest days. The Great Western Railway dominated it in the 19th century although the LNWR and the Midland made inroads too. There were also smaller independents such as the Taff Vale Railway and the Swansea & Mumbles Railway. The story is told in detail in this large format book which features 170 period photographs of now closed stations.
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    The Lost Railways Of Essex
    Neil Burgess - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In the popular imagination Essex is associated with the urban and industrial strip of land reaching out from east London along the north bank of the Thames, a place of car factories, oil refineries, warehouses and commuter housing, but Essex is also a county with rolling countryside, small villages and picturesque towns. Although the railway netowrk in Essex has fared better than elsewhere the losses are shown here, together with dates and vital statistics, and include Ongar, Tiptree, Thorington, Canning Town, Halstead, Saffron Walden, Takely, Felstead, Earls Colne and many others.
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    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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    Old County Monaghan
    Hugh Oram - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history covers communities in County Monaghan, large and small, including Monaghan itself, Ballybay, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones, Drum, Emyvale, Glaslough, Killeevan, Newbliss, Rockcorry, Scotstown and Smithboro'. Informative text accompanies this collection of 179 old photographs.
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    Old Culross, Valleyfield, Newmills And Torryburn
    Guthrie Hutton - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This title combines informative text with archive images of Old Culross, Valleyfield, Newmills and Torryburn, four villages in the west of Fife strung along the north shore of the Forth.
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    Old Wigtownshire
    Jack Hunter - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history has about 200 photos of the old county of Wigtownshire, the most westerly part of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland. Local historian Jack Hunter has produced an accompanying text that explores the county's history from its early archaeology through to 19th and 20th century rural industries. The major towns - Stranraer and Newton Stewart - are featured as are almost all the villages in the Machars and the Rhins.
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    Dundee And The Empire: 'Juteopolis', 1850-1939
    Jim Tomlinson - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    Jim Tomlinson looks at Dundee as a globalised and globalising city in the early 20th century.
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    The Invention Of Scotland: Myth And History
    H. R. Trevor-Roper - Paperback - Yale University Press
    Trevor-Roper argues that while Anglo-Saxon culture spawned next to no myths, myth has played a central role in the development of Scottish identity. He explores three such myths - the political myth of the 'ancient constitution' of Scotland, the literary myth (Walter Scott, Ossian) and the myth of tartan and the kilt.
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    Miscellany Of The Scottish History Society
    - Hardback - Scottish History Society
    Miscellanys published by the Scottish History Society bring together critical editions of important and previously unpublished manuscripts of relevance to Scottish history. As well as providing transcriptions, the editors introduce and explain the context of documents which have been neglected or even unknown to historians, providing a valuable resource for researchers, students, and all those interested in exploring Scottish history through the original sources. Volume XV of the miscellany focuses on the turbulent middle decades of the seventeenth century, offering editions of three vital but previously unpublished manscript sources for this period.

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