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Old Catrine

Old Catrine

Old Catrine and Sorn Old Catrine. Modern-day Catrine is a sleepy place, and it is quite astonishing to see pictures of the giant mill buildings that once filled its centre. Everything has changed since these were swept away - the main road through the town has been realigned, the railway station has closed, and many of its old tenements and houses have been demolished. Rhona Wilson's book includes a comprehensive history of the weaving industry, as well as pictures of Ballochmyle House, an Edwardian merry-go-round set up for Catrine Gala day, and Mrs Stewart who delivered milk and eggs carried by her mule. The history of Sorn, Catrine's smaller neighbour, is told in the final ten pages of the book.

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