Historian releases latest book

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Take a walk down memory lane with the latest book from a popular Kilsyth author.

William Chalmers, of Howe Road, has released the 17th edition of his Times Past series, which is a collection of historical photos.

The popular series continues with photos featuring everyday people living their lives at different points of history.

Highlights the News and Chronicle have picked from the book include a picture of local men at Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council parks department in Burngreen.

A photo of pupils at St Patrick’s School in Shuttle Street in the 1940s is also featured.

A scenic shot of Craigmarloch, on the Forth and Clyde Canal is also captured while a boat used for costal shipping gives insight on how goods were delivered in the past.

Girls who were members of Banton School cookery class pose for a class photo while crowds gather at the Jeffrey Monument.

The completion of this latest books allows the 75-year-old more time to concentrate on his latest project.

William hopes to produce a picture book featuring local heroes from Kilsyth, Cumbernauld and the surrounding area who were in some way involved in World War I and II.

The author is appealing for pictures of anyone who was involved in these historic events.

Ideally the pictures may be on the battlefield or of soldiers as they are about to leave the town to fight.

Times Past books one to 17 are on sale at David Cants in Kilsyth Main Street priced £6.50.

If you have pictures for William’s new project, contact 01236 822299.