Peep at the past

THIS week’s picture comes courtesy of a book, ‘‘Views of Bo’ness’’, kindly passed to the Journal and Gazette by Russell Henderson.

His grand-daughter was visiting family in Devon when she was given the red-bound ‘photographic view album’ - believed to have been bought in a secondhand shop - published by W. W. Broome of the Bo’ness Journal office, Bo’ness.

Historic scenes include the town hall, South Street complete with horse and cart, Bo’ness from the harbour and a Fair Day coronation.

Russell wonders if any other books are in circulation and if any light can be shed on its publication date. Streets in some photos were not cobbled when Russell (74) was young.

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