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Old Millport

Old Millport Old Millport. This is a complementary volume to "Cumbrae Since the War" and deals with the golden years of Cumbrae from 1890 to 1940. Among the views featured are The Ark, The Mermaid, Cardiff Street, the harbour and piers, Stuart Street, Guildford Street, The Garrison, Kames Bay, Marine Parade, the Crocodile Rock (which we have all sat on), the Lion Rock, the Marine Station, the golf club, curling in the early 1900s, steamers and more. The text is first-rate and is by Andrew Clark, a music journalist whose prose usually graces the Financial Times, and who has been associated with Cumbrae since childhood. The pictures come from his own collection and have been supplemented by others from the collections of Susan Forrest, Ian Duncan and Walter Kerr and the book has very much been a team effort and comes highly recommended.

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