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Angus

By Fiona C Scharlau

9780750950893

ISBN: 9780750950893

Published: 25-09-2009


Angus

By Fiona C Scharlau

ISBN: 9780750950893

Published: 25-09-2009

About This Book

Once known as Forfarshire, Angus is an area full of rich contrasts, from the coastal towns and villages of Arbroath, Montrose, Carnoustie and Monifieth, to the glens on the fringes of the Highlands. Yet it is the hidden history of the ordinary, and not so ordinary, people of Angus in the course of their daily lives and work that is perhaps most compelling. This fascinating selection of over 200 images, drawn from the collection held at Angus Archives, features herring packers, seaside entertainers, tinkers, provosts, factory workers, raspberry pickers and fishwives, among others. It also provides a nostalgic insight into the changing history of the area over the last century. Each image is accompanied by a detailed caption, bringing the past to life and describing many aspects of life in these communities, including chapters on work, industry and local events, providing vital record of vanished vistas and past practices. This book will appeal to everyone with an interest in the history of Angus, and will also awaken memories of a bygone time for all who know this beautiful part of Scotland.

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