Old Mid Calder
Old Mid and East Calder: Including Kirknewton and Oakbank Old Mid and East Calder: Including Kirknewton and Oakbank. Old Mid Calder. Mid and East Calder are attractive small towns that are rich in history and were lucky enough to be photographed by an outstanding local photographer, Robert Braid, during the early twentieth century. Many of Braid's pictures appear in this book, and in addition to street scenes there are views of landmarks in what is now Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, a picture one of the mills in Glen Almond, the hamlet of Combfoot (now demolished), and a fascinating photograph of an aerial ropeway used to transport shale from Dedridge Mine to Oakbank Oil Works. Two pictures illustrate life in the vanished village of Oakbank, and there are also views of Kirknewton.
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