Kingston-upon-Thames Through Time

Kingston-upon-Thames Through Time

Kirkham & Around Through Time

Kirkham & Around Through Time

Kirkcaldy Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th July 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Kirkcaldy has changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445616414

Kirkcaldy, long known as the Lang Toun, is the biggest town in Fife. Situated on the north coast of the Firth of Forth, it began to develop as a trading port in the sixteenth century, developing further around salt, coal mining and nail making. However, it was the linoleum industry that had the biggest impact on Kirkcaldy; first brought to the town by Sir Michael Nairn in 1877, it was a major industry there until the mid-1960s. The birthplace of Adam Smith, the economist and author of The Wealth of Nations, and of influential architect Robert Adam, home of crime writer Val McDermid and constituency of Gordon Brown, Kirkcaldy is now a major service centre for the local area. In this book, Walter Burt takes a look at the history of the town through a collection of old images, with modern equivalents to show the change that has taken place.

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