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Synopsis: This comprehensive work on the Royal Burgh of Peebles is both a fascinating social and local history.
Early nineteenth-century commentators described Peebles as a 'finished town' imbued with an 'air of decayed royalty' but the coming of the railways brought dynamic changes to the burgh. For once its beautiful valleys had opened up, the town soon attracted the interest of entrepreneurs from the Border woollen trade eager to exploit the abundant water supply in the area. Peebles flourished as the Thorburn and Ballantyne Mills, with their reputation for fine cloths and tweeds, became the 'chief arteries' for a new economy and an expanded township.
Now, the railways have gone and only a much-reduced woollen industry remains. However, Peebles has since acquired a reputation for being a major conference centre and attracts a good share of tourist business, justifying the old boast of 'Peebles for Pleesure'.
Exploring the information available from the 1851 census returns and with chapters by some of today's eminent Peebleans - on everything from education to medicine, journalism to the Church - all aspects of the town's colourful past are examined in this volume. It is a fascinating history of the town - quite simply, the definitive local history.
Title: History of Peebles, 1850-1990
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: very good
Book Description -. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. History of Peebles, 1850-1990 This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9781851583324
Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. Ex-library book with usual stamps, marks etc. Clean text ; Ships from our shop in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. We are open from 9 - 5, Monday to Saturday, all year round - come and visit! A personal and efficient service from a traditional bookshop located in Wigtown, South West Scotland. Thank you for your order!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000034395
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005733175
Book Description Mainstream Publishing, Great Britain, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Very lightly bumped at heel of spine; still a beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 47360