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Bygone Perth

Bygone Perth

Bygone Perth Bygone Perth. Guthrie Hutton's second book on Perth for Stenlake features almost 180 archive photographs, accompanied by captions telling the story of the city's growth and development. There are pictures of well-known local businesses, life on and around the River Tay, sports being played on the Inches and a brief history of the dyeing industry in Perth. Trams – both horse-drawn and electric – are illustrated along with the city's train station and rolling stock in the days of steam locomotives. Devastating fires at Arthur Bell's bond and Peter Campbell's dyeworks are included, as are photographs of Perth's public fire brigade and Pullar's private one in the days when their engines were still pulled by horses. Craigie, Friarton, Craigend, Cherrybank, Quarrymill, Bridgend, Kinnoull, Corsiehill and Barnhill are featured too.

 

Old Perth

Old Perth Scotland

Old Perth Old Perth. The attractive city of Perth blossomed from the late eighteenth century onwards, aided by a new bridge across the Tay and later by the coming of the railways. Guthrie Hutton has included pictures in his book that show glimpses of Perth's now largely demolished medieval architecture, as well as some stunning views of extreme weather in the town. The Tay is well-known for flooding, and in addition to views of the 1910 spate there's a dramatic picture of houses in Scone that were undermined and collapsed when the Annaty Burn flooded in 1916. Even more amazing - and also illustrated - are the giant ice floes that formed on the Tay in January 1918. Elsewhere in the book the city's main streets and sights are well covered, along with a variety of more unusual views from the past.

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