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Prestwick Then & Now



Author : Alex F. Young
ISBN : 9781840339079
Cover : paperback
Price : £11.95

Prestwick&rsqou;s history started in the 12th century, overshadowed for centuries by its neighbours Ayr and Irvine. The lack of a harbour meant its only industry was agriculture until the opening of the Glenburn Colliery in 1911-12. Perhaps best known as the place where the ‘Open’ came into being, Prestwick developed as a douce holiday resort once the railway came in Victorian times. The town council were still developing the resort in the early 1930s when they invested in the Bathing Lake. Massively popular back in the day visitor numbers plummeted in the 1960s when foreign travel became more affordable and the Bathing Lake was a casualty. So this collection of Then & Now images may well surprise you at the extent of change to a town you might not consider to have changed that much.

Prestwick Then & Now
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