Perth A Century
Perth A Century of Change, The Fair City 1900-2000. A close look at the development of the Fair City of Perth, Scotland, between 1900 and today. Using over two hundred archived photographs and vivid newspaper reports, Jeremy Duncan escorts the reader on a fascinating journey into a past that is so recent, and yet so alien.
In a series of concise chapters, each packed with illustrations, Duncan surveys the local politics of the period, and the history of crime, health, schooling and religion. This absorbing introduction to Perth provides a sharp insight into the character of the city and its people. Jeremy Duncan recalls too how sport and the arts have developed as time and expectations have changed, and by placing modern photographs alongside archive images, he shows the frequently dramatic alterations that have taken place in the city. Cataloguing the many new buildings, forms of transport and ever-changing fashions, this is an essential source of reference for anyone interested in Perth’s history. Both an introduction and a souvenir, this meticulously researched account provides a wonderful overview of a time of unprecedented change. Perth: A Century of Change - The Fair City 1900-2000.
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