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Stenlake Publishing - Old Houston and Crosslee

Old Houston and Crosslee

Author : John Fyfe Anderson
ISBN : 9781840338317
Cover : paperback
Price : £10.95

The present village of Houston dates from 1781, a planned village built to house workers in the mills on the River Gryff. Crosslee followed for the same reason in 1793. There was also weaving and agriculture. This collection of 48 gorgeous old photographs recalls a vanished time, when as many as 6,000 people turned up to watch the Point to Point steeplechase (the last event of the fox-hunting season), the local gentry distributed soup and bread for the ‘deserving poor’, the Public School had boys-only woodwork classes and girls-only domestic science classes, and the village even had its own railway station.

Old Houston and Crosslee
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