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Anstruther A History by Dr. Stephanie Stevenson
  

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Anstruther A History by Dr. Stephanie Stevenson

Anstruther is one of the most picturesque villages on the north coast of the Forth, packed with architectural delights and filled with historical resonance. Trade with the Low Countries began as early as the late fourteenth century; during the eighteenth century it was home to a chapter of the dubious gentleman's club The Beggar's Benison and during the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth it enjoyed its heyday as one of the main centres of the Scottish herring industry. Today it houses the world-renowned Scottish Fisheries Museum. Anstruther was in fact, until recently, two distinct communities. The small settlements of Anstruther Easter and Wester grew up on either side of a burn. In spite of their nearness they grew in different ways. Both were granted charters in the 1580s and became self-governing communities, which they remained for the next 340 years. This book traces the history of both burghs from earliest times to the present day. Through meticulous research which includes reference to the records and minutes of the two town councils, to local newspapers and even the deeds of old houses, it provides a fascinating insight into the histories of the two burghs and port

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Publication date

1st May 2004

Author

Dr. Stephanie Stevenson

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Publisher

John Donald Short Run Press an imprint of John Donald Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
244 pages

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ISBN

9781904607441

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