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Minding the Past

– of people, boats, buses, coaches and lorries in Eyemouth, Musselburgh and Edinburgh:
The words and images of Walter Hay
Minding the Past – of people, boats, buses, coaches and lorries in Eyemouth, Musselburgh and Edinburgh: The words and images of Walter Hay

 

A wonderful collection of Walter Hay's paintings in vibrant full colour. 96 pages.

Sail Fifie Many Waters BK281, circa 1895
Alan says:


Walter Hay's paintings, drawings and writings are evocative of a by-gone age. A slower time. A time when the motor boat was finally replacing sail, and the fishing still promised a hard but prosperous way of life for many local people.

Bristol Lodekka AA948A at St. Andrew's Bus Station, 1964As you gaze into the detail of the paintings you'll almost smell the fresh caught codlin' and hear the low pitched kronk of the SMT buses that Walter used to drive (as well as love) trundling along the local byways. Eyemouth was the place where Walter was born, but he spent many years driving buses and lorries, particularly around Musselburgh and Edinburgh.

Croans AEC Majestic under Trinity railway bridge between Newhaven and Granton

 

In the making of this book, he shared many of his 'stories'. Memories of a life remembered; reminiscences of his own and his 'ain folk' – his mother, his uncles at the fishing, his grannie. All fondly remembered. Walter's way is to invite you in for a 'blether' (a homely, friendly chat). Join us and celebrate the art and commonsense wisdom of Walter Hay.

North Sea 'pair trawlers' Fraioch Gael & White Heather VISteam drifter Enterprising BK63 entering Eyemouth Harbour, 1938

Minding the Past – of people, boats, buses, coaches and lorries in Eyemouth, Musselburgh and Edinburgh: The words and images of Walter HayMinding the Past

– of people, boats, buses, coaches and lorries in Eyemouth, Musselburgh and Edinburgh:

The words and images of Walter Hay

96 full colour pages

Price: £9.99 plus £2.00 p&p in UK - (select region below for additional postal charges to other countries)

isbn: 978-0-9929720-0-4

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