Damn few an’ they’re a’ deid; A Continuing History of Stonehouse
The second instalment of the trilogy of publications continuing the history of Stonehouse.
With the success of ‘Wha’s like us?’ and a renewed interest in local history this book provides new evidence and areas of the villages development that have been previously researched. ‘Damn few an’ they’re a’ deid’ provides chapters on part proprietors of Stonehouse, Kittymuir health spa, preservation projects, statistical accounts, the oil works at the Ritches (Avon), the lime kilns near Cot castle, reconstructions of former churches, the Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers (Stonehouse detachment), Stonehouse Violet and political representatives of the village going back some 400 years.
As well as these areas of the villages history the book looks more in depth at the ecclesiastical time lines of local churches, roads and bridges, the bandstand, Kemps castle and old place-names of the parish and their origins. This publication also provides the reader with a chapter detailing historical extracts from the local press dating back to 1859 which provide a social history of the characters and organisations that have contributed to the spirit and advancement of Stonehouse. Lastly, for all those interested in exploring the local environment the book provides valuable information on our public rights of way and historical sites of interest within the old parish boundary.
Damn few an’ they’re a’ deid; A Continuing History of Stonehouse © 2000
ISBN 0952737418 (128 pp illustrated throughout)
Priced £10.00 plus postage and packaging UK (2nd Class) £2.00, Europe £5.50, Rest of World £9.50 (Air) or £5.50 (Sea)