The meal mill, the large, white building gable-on to the street at the junction of North and South Crescents, right of centre, was burned down in November, 1889; the photo therefore predates that year. The mid-1880’s bowling clubhouse has not yet been built. Like Port William on the other side of the peninsula, present-day Garlieston was a planned village created when the local laird expanded a small, fishing clachan at the mouth of a burn. In World War Two this peaceful scene was transformed when Garlieston became the service port for the experiments trialling the Mulberry harbour.
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Gelatin silver-chloride photographic paper
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WIWMS 2007.2.16
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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