This book tells the story of the people of Corstorphine from the earliest surviving records to the present century. It is the story of how people lived, how they earned their money, how they enjoyed themselves, their crimes, their mischief and how they were punished. Liberally illustrated with archive photographs, it tells of the people's triumphs, tragedies, joys and sorrows, of their farming, religion, witchcraft, education, transport, politics, sport and entertainment. It is a human story, full of interesting connections.
The book takes its inspiration from Miss A S Cowper's Historic Corstorphine and Round About, which is a treasury of meticulous research. Drawing on Miss Cowper's details and foraging for more information in archives and libraries in Corstorphine and Edinburgh, a new book has been written with a considerable amount of additional material. The result is a spirited account of the history of the Corstorphine community, full of comic, tragic and heart-warming human stories, including a completely new section on the 20th - 21st century and a 'toolkit' with suggestions for learning more about Corstorphine's past and constructing a history of your own house.
The book is a thoroughly good read, for all those with an interest in Corstorphine or in the history of Scotland in general. It will also serve as a valuable resource for educational use.
If you would like to order a copy you can by clicking on this link or by sending a cheque or postal order, made payable to 'The Corstorphine Trust', for the amount of £19.95 per copy (book price £15.00 plus £4.95 postage and packing) to The Corstorphine Trust, St Margaret's Park, Edinburgh EH12 7SX.
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