Thursday, January 7, 2010
New Book - Days of Our Youth - Memories of Melrose
Our latest publication, Days of Our Youth - Memories of Melrose, is a snapshot of childhood in Melrose, Scotland, before the First World War.
John Dick, born 1888, was the son of the local ironmonger and had the sort of happy childhood that was the lot of the children of prosperous families in country areas. The text in this memoir is exactly as John Dick wrote it in 1950, and was supplied by his nephew, Ian Dick of Auckland, New Zealand.
The 52 page book discusses life in Melrose, the shops, excursions, church antics, local characters, celebrations, holidays, and school. It's all a fascinating read about Melrose in the late 19th and early 20th century. It's well illustrated by photos, some in colour, many of which even our older citizens won't have seen for years.
Price £3.60 excluding postage. Weight 100g.
As with our other publications, please order from Borders Family History Society, Whitberry, Todlaw Road, Duns, TD11 3EW, Scotland, or use our Contacts Page selecting Contact Type 'Order for Publications'.
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