Old Selkirk

Stock No 41915
EAN/ISBN 9781840333572
Author: Alex F.Young
Publisher: Stenlake
Format: PB

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Selkirk owed its expansion in the mid-nineteenth century to its mills and the workforce they required, but this period of industrial fervour lasted only a century. However, in the town's heyday there were prosperous shops and myriad sporting clubs and associations. In this history of the town, this heyday is recaptured through more than fifty period photographs. Subjects include the public hall under construction, curling at Thorniehall, the horse-drawn coal cart on Curror Street, the railway station, the Corn Mill on Station Road, manoeuvres of the Lothian & Border Horse, the opening of the footbridge to Ettrickbank, the Common Riding, and the various rugby, soccer and cricket clubs.

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