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Sinopsis: 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.
Título: History of Peebles, 1850-1990
Editorial: Mainstream Publishing
Año de publicación: 1990
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: 1st Ed..
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR004618513
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: 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. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR003473053
Descripción -. Paperback. Estado de conservación: 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. Nº de ref. de la librería 7719-9781851583331
Descripción Mainstream Publishing, 1990. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Ed.. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP67644558
Descripción Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1990. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Soft cover. No inscriptions. Minimal wear to covers. Internally very clean and crisp. Clean edges to text-block. Tight. Nº de ref. de la librería 002606
Descripción Mainstream Publishing, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Ed.. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1851583335
Descripción Mainstream Publishing 17/09/1990, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Nº de ref. de la librería 6545-9781851583331