An Illustrated History

  1. The British Seaside by Stuart Hylton

    I didn’t always like to be beside the seaside The beach at Cromer - undated, but the presence of bathing machines further up the beach suggests it may be early twentieth century. (The British Seaside, Amberley Publishing) For most of us, our stock of childhood memories include visits to the seaside. Hopefully, most of these memories will be happy ones...
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  2. Bell Rock Lighthouse by Michael A. W. Strachan

    More than Stevenson and Rennie Historians now debate whether Robert Stevenson (1772-1850) or John Rennie (1761-1821) deserve the credit for the engineering behind the Bell Rock. While Rennie was Chief Engineer, Stevenson’s ingenuity on the reef arguable allowed him to construct from his own plan. (National Galleries Scotland, Bell Rock Lighthouse, Amberley Publishing) When I was first approached by my...
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  3. Kirkcaldy Harbour: An Illustrated History by Carol McNeill

    The three-masted Lord Gambier, built in Newcastle, was one of the Kirkcaldy whaling ships. (c. Kirkcaldy Galleries, Kirkcaldy Harbour: An Illustrated History, Amberley Publishing) Kirkcaldy harbour has a long and fascinating history, and as a local history researcher and author I’m surprised at myself for taking so long to start tracing its background! Its recorded history goes all the...
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