History & Archaeology

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    Glasgow's East End: A Social History
    Nuala Naughton - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    Of the four corners of Glasgow, the East End is the richest source of stories that reach back far into the annals of time. What began as a small patch of land owned by the ancient clergy has evolved through the ages, providing historians with a veritable treasure trove of colourful tales and interesting characters. This comprehensive anthology brings together the histories of the collective of districts that have developed over centuries and which give the East End of Glasgow its unique personality: the Gallowgate, Bridgeton, Calton, Parkhead, Shettleston, Tollcross and more. Many of the fading memories of latter years are kept alive in this oral history of Glasgow's East Enders, who have generously contributed their own anecdotes about life in an area that is poor in status yet rich in character.
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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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    A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories Of Mull
    Fionna Carothers - Paperback - Birlinn
    In 'Four Ducks on a Pond', Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s. 'A Grass Bank Beyond' covers an extended period before mains services and frequent ferries brought about change to the Ross. Fionna remembers the freedom she enjoyed roaming the island on foot, bicycle, pony, or boat. On family outings she absorbed stories and legends about the island, attended agricultural shows and local concerts, and saw the Queen arrive for an official visit to Mull at the height of a great storm.
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    Glorious By My Sword: The Army Of Montrose 1644-45 And The Military Revolution
    Charles Singleton - Paperback - Helion
    A young poet, leading a gallant band whose adventure ends in defeat, betrayal and execution, Montrose was a doomed King's general who dared to win, but lost everything. The author examines the troops and their operational doctrines and places the Scots Royalists within a greater European context. The book is enlivened by specially-commissioned colour uniform plates based on the latest research, showing how Montrose's troops really appeared on the battlefield.
  • Cover scan of Glass, Alcohol And Power In Roman Iron Age Scotland
    Glass, Alcohol And Power In Roman Iron Age Scotland
    Dominic Ingemark - Paperback - NMS
    This study is based on the Roman glass vessels found on non-Roman/native sites north of Hadrian's Wall, dated mainly to the Roman Iron Age. It sheds light on aspects of Roman-native relations, most importantly the exchange of goods and ideas.
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    The Gaelic Otherworld
    John Gregorson Campbell - Paperback - Birlinn
    John Gregorson Campbell was a folklorist who collected and published the traditions of their native Highlands and Islands during the second half of the 19th century and first few years of the 20th. This work includes his views on superstitions, witchcraft and second sight.
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    Glasgow: A History
    Michael Meighan - Hardback - Amberley
    Located on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow was once the second city of the Empire, producing ships, locomotives, cars and heavy engineering for the world. Its docks would see huge numbers of exports. But Glasgow is much more than this; it is a religious centre, with one of Scotland's earliest churches, a centre for the Virginia tobacco trade, a home of designers and architects, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and industrialists. Michael Meighan tells the story of Glasgow, from its drumlin days in the Ice Age to the growth of the church, its industries, its people and the phenomenal expansion of the Victorian era and the legacy it has left us.
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    Gourock To Largs Coast Through Time
    Bill Clarke - Paperback - Amberley
    This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Gourock to Largs has changed and developed over the last century.
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    Glasgow Central Station: Through Time
    Michael Meighan - Paperback - Amberley
    The larger of the two railway stations in Glasgow, Glasgow Central is the busiest station in Scotland and the busiest in the UK outside of London, used by some 38 million people annually. Glasgow Central, however, is also a category A listed building. Originally opened in August 1879, the station became a landmark in Glasgow following a rebuild between 1901 and 1905 supervised by Caledonian Railway chief engineer Donald Matheson. This selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Glasgow Central Station has changed and developed over the last century.
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    Glasgow: A Wry View
    Etta Dunn - Paperback - Fleming Publications
    Etta Dunn presents poems, stories and photographs relating to Glasgow, including the Glasgow Jazz Festival.

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