Sunday, 7 September 2008

Ancestry Tours of Jamaica Street Glasgow Scotland

Ancestry Tours of Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

Times Past: the Story of Glasgow is a beautifully illustrated volume that includes many spectacular and previously unpublished photographs of the city, brought together here for the first time. Based on the hugely popular Evening Times supplement, Times Past is a nostalgic and heart-warming look at the city, with specially written introductions to each of the ten chapters by Times journalist and life-long Glaswegian Russell Leadbetter.

Times Past: The Story Of Glasgow. With chapters on Shipbuilding, Entertainment, Sport, the War Years, Transport, Industry, Growing Up in Glasgow, Holidays Doon the Watter, Leisure, and Daily Life, Times Past: The Story of Glasgow covers all aspects of the "Second City of the Empire," and tells the remarkable story of the city and its people through carefully selected images from the Evening Times' own archive.

The "Dear Green Place" burgeoned in the nineteenth century and with its wealth came the confidence to build some of the most stunning city-center buildings anywhere in the world. This was financed by some of Britain's shrewdest merchants and businessmen and, of course, all this trade meant that shipbuilding became one of the city's most important activities. And the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thomson is now admired all over the world, along with many other famous names which Glasgow has given to the world. Times Past: The Story Of Glasgow.

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