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 £3.75 excluding postage. Weight 100g.
You can get a copy at our archive at 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP, or by choosing the appropriate delivery option and pressing the Buy now button below. Please note: World Zone 2 includes Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Oceania. Europe includes Eire and Russia. World Zone 1 comprises all other countries. If there are other publications you want to buy at the same time, please contact Mary Thomson on our Contacts page using the contact type Order for Publications.
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