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Hail Philpstoun's Queen

And Other Tales from the Shale

Genres: Local history
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Published: 2nd Jan 2000
Dimensions: w 170mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 184282094X
ISBN-13: 9781842820940
Barcode No: 9781842820940
From the arrival of James Ross & Co. in 1883 until the departure of BP in 1962, the fate of the West Lothian village of Philpstoun was inextricably linked to the shale industry. Hail Philpstoun's Queen and other tales from the shale, however, is more than just a tale of mines and oil works. Mother and daughter team Barbara and Marie Pattullo take us back to the days of Rows houses and horse drawn grocers' vans, to summer gala days and thriving village sports clubs. Back to a life of walking to school, coping with life at war so close to the Forth and socials at the village hall. To a time when working life may have been hard but community spirit and village pride were well-founded. It is that spirit, and that pride, that this book aims to record, and to honour.

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