For centuries Kilmarnock was little more than a large village, a market town for a large rural area. It was an area rich in resources and the enterprising people of the town made the best of what they had. Stone for building was quarried locally as was coal and ironstone. Coal mining led to engineering works and those engineers established businesses like Barclays, which went on to sell locomotives all over the world, and Glenfield & Kennedy, which exported hydraulic products.Cottage craft woollen industries evolved into ...

Kilmarnock Through Time 2012, Amberley Publishing, Chalford

ISBN-13: 9781848684102

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