This book begins with a look at Coatbridge's famous ironworks, which gave the impetus for the town's development, but which had all closed by the late 1960s. Pictures of Bank Street show it before wholesale demolition took place and when landmarks such as the Coatbridge Cinema were still standing. There are also lots of interesting views of the Cross and Main Street, where great changes have taken place too. Trams and buses feature prominently, and pictures of the Coatbridge tram depot, plus one of John Carmichael's 'Highland' buses outside the Albion Rovers Stadium, are included. There are four photos of Whifflet, and a rare picture of the old village of Rosehall. Drumpellier House and the Coatbridge Co-op HQ in Muiryhall Street are among other well-known landmarks featured.