Painstakingly researched over the course of 11 years, Sibyl Cavanagh's book is a comprehensive account of the development of a town that has played a part in the history of some of the industries most key to Scotland's development. From the sugar trade, to textile manufacture, to mining, each was once intrinsic to Blackburn's existence, and each was shed in turn, while Blackburn endured. Cavanagh chronicles each development in the town's history with absolute clarity and thoroughness.
|Subtitle||The Story of West Lothian's Cotton and Coal Town|
|Author Bio||Sybil Cavanagh grew up in Fife and is a graduate of St Andrew's University. After a Diploma in Librarianship at the University of Wales, she worked in Wigan and then in Glasgow, where a long-standing interest in Scottish history developed into a particular interest in local history. She came to West Lothian in 1984 and has been Local History Librarian with West Lothian Libraries since 1990.|
|BIC Subject||Local history|
|BISAC Subject||HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain|