Allandale: The Village on the Antonine Wall
James M Jamieson
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Allandale, the village built on top of the Antonine Wall, bordered in the north by the Forth and Clyde Canal and on the south by the former London, Midland, Scottish Railway looks as if it could stand for ever. The village and the adjacent brickworks were all owned by the same company, John G. Stein & Co., so, the recollections will contain parts from both areas. Although I grew up in the village from 1934 until 1960, this narrative is not about me but about the village and the folk who lived there plus a record of the environment between those 26 years. There are chapters and photographs about the Stein family, the layout of the village , the people who lived in the village, the workers in the brickworks, the education of the children, the recreational activities and a chapter written by a resident of Dundas. There a few hundred photographs which compliment the various chapters. The photographs are of varying quality but sometimes they show the people better than writing text about them.