New Kilsyth book details town’s past

KILSYTH historian Willie Chalmers has produced another book in his popular Times Past series.

The latest offering features roughly 100 pictures which are shown in a larger size than ever before.

Each is accompanied by a detailed caption, referring to the date and location and also identifying any friendly faces in shot.

Willie said: “I’ve found people like the bigger pictures better because they can get a good look at them and pick people out better.

“It’s a continuation from the other books, showing events and places in the town and explaining a bit about the changes since.”

You can get your copy from R. A. Cant and Son or G. Miller and Son on Main Street, priced at £6.50.

Meanwhile, another of Willie’s publications, released two week ago, has gone down well in Banton.

It briefly charts the village’s past, and details Banton and Kelvinhead Bowling Club’s history.

Immediate past-president William Walsh said: “We wanted something new members can read to learn about our past.”

Get your copy from the village shop or the club itself, priced at £6.