Old Lerwick: People and Places

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Douglas Sinclair shares his vast knowledge, understanding and love of this unique island town. "Old Lerwick", the tangled maze of closses, courts and lodberries of the town's "south end", was the playground of generations of local bairns until the demolitions and unsympathetic developments of the 1960s partially destroyed its character. Author Douglas Sinclair spent his early days roaming the area and listening to the stories told by the people -anecdotes about their contemporaries, tales of smugglers, Dutch fishermen, press gangs, Arctic whalers and wartime activities.