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Stirling The Postcard Collection
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Stirling The Postcard Collection (Paperback)

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Having been granted city status during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002, Stirling is Scotland's smallest city with an enthralling wealth of history and architectural heritage that would be the envy of much larger places in the country. During the thirteen century it was granted a Royal Charter and became a significant medieval settlement. Its strategic importance as the 'Gateway to the Highlands' also made it the much fought-over 'Cockpit of Scotland' and it has been witness to many of the most significant battles in Scottish history.



Today, Stirling is a bustling and charming historic city which retains much of its ancient character and architectural quality. All this is captured by author Jack Gillon in 'Stirling: The Postcard Collection', which shows how the city has changed and evolved over the years.



Old picture postcards are an invaluable visual record of a place's past and provide an insight into the world of our ancestors. Featuring more than 150 colour, black and white and sepia postcards of Stirling, this fascinating book celebrates the city's civic achievements and distinctive character in the form of public buildings, principal streets, parks, railway stations, historic landmarks, libraries, hospitals and significant events.



An evocative and nostalgic record of the city that will interest residents and visitors alike.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaPlaces in old photographs Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/11/2021 ISBN-13: 9781398104662  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jack Gillon is a long term resident of Edinburgh and has worked as a Town Planner involved in the conservation of the city's heritage of historic buildings for around thirty years and has an extensive knowledge of the city's history and architecture. He writes extensively on the historical heritage of Scotland and has had several books published by Amberley.

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