The soldiers of the First World War returned to communities struggling to come to terms with the loss of both their young men and their illusions. The ensuing post-war period began a time of enormous change for the whole of Britain. The 1919 Housing act initiated programs which were to alter the face of small towns and villages forever. Fortunately, the St. Andrews Preservation Trust, formed in 1937 helped to ensure that heritage buildings were preserved for todays visitors. Many of these are preserved photographically in this nostalgic compilation together with scenes and details of an era which has long past.