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"Where Iron Runs Like Water!"

by Brian Watters

A new greatly extended and updated version of Brian's 1998 book published to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the company.  The book is hard back, 450 pages, full of photographs, maps and other illustrations.  It is available from Falkirk Local History Society priced £11.99.   

Please add £4 to cover postage - it is a big heavy volume! Contact Ian Scott for more information on ianqscott@blueyonder.co.uk or by phoning 01324 627692.


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The Place Names of Falkirk and East Stirlingshire 

by John Reid                     

In December 2009 the Society published John Reid's much anticipated book on the place names of Falkirk and East Stirlingshire which examines the origins of over 3,000 names and in so doing illuminates the history of the district from Roman times to the present day.  This marvellous work of scholarship distils the researches of nearly 30 years and is in the words of Professor Donald Meek 'an onomastic thriller' which is 'a scholarly, well-founded and superbly disciplined engagement with the evidence'.  

The book is hard back with over 440 pages of text illustrated by around 50 line drawings and maps.  It cost £11.99 from bookshops or directly from the Society.  Please add £4 to cover the cost of postage.

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(The Home Guard in Falkirk District) 

by Geoff B Bailey 

In December 2008 the Society published Geoff Bailey's history of the Home Guard in Falkirk District called “Hard as Nails!”

At over 300 pages it is the first comprehensive account of this fascinating period in the history of Falkirk and district and is packed with information and anecdotes from the men whole made up the platoons in the towns and villages, foundries factories and coal mines.   There are also over 200 photographs, maps and drawings.  Sold out!. There is a copy in the reference library at Hope Street, Falkirk.


by Geoff Bailey

A history of Grangemouth Aerodrome published in March 2006. This has been produced in association with Grangemouth Heritage Trust by GMS Enterprises of Peterborough.   

The book is A4 size, 142 pages, fully illustrated with many photographs, images, drawings, plans and maps and includes listings of all the planes which saw service at Grangemouth during World War II.  This book is now sold out but can be seen in Falkirk, Grangemouth and Bo'ness reference libraries.


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by Geoff Bailey

Tells the story of the Falkirk battle of 17th January 1746.   It was published in 1995 to mark the 250th anniversary the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46.  It is out of print but is available through libraries




"Burke, Hare & Helen" by John Walker

 Published by the Stentmaisters. Everyone has heard of Burke and Hare, but not quite so many have heard about their partner in crime, Helen MacDougal. Helen came from Redding and stood trial for murder with William Burke in December 1828.  Freely available to anyone who would like to read, download or print a copy for themselves.


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