This book celebrated the more everyday face of Annandale's towns and villages over the past 100 year of so, through a fine selection of photographs drawn from public and private collection. It celebrates the changes occurring over this period--communities have expanded, communications have developed and tourism has become an increasingly important part of an economy which is still predominantly agricultural. The surrounding landscape bounded by the Southern Uplands to the north and the Solway Plain to the south remains unaffected by modern developments. Twentieth century progress has wrought great change, as many of the images here will confirm, but other scenes contained in this book would be instantly familiar to people of generations long-since past. This delightful record will give enormous pleasure to lovers of the beautiful Scottish region.
Contents:Introduction1. Towns, Villages, Shops and Buildings2. Of Farming Life3. Holidays, Outings and Special Occasions4. Road Transport, the Railway and the River Annan5. Sports, Pastimes and Organizations6. All in a Day's Work7. War and Peace8. You're Only Young OnceAcknowledgements