The Resort of All Amorous Couples

Tollhoude book cover

The Resort of All Married Couples is a new book by Alverie Weighill, the Society's Treasurer.

The book describes how Thomas Telford’s 1820 toll-house at Gretna came to be built and how it became part of Gretna’s infamous marriage trade. Based on original sources and contemporary accounts and placed in the context of nineteenth-century Gretna, it traces the house’s history from the turnpike and stagecoach era, through two World Wars, to its present role in the Gretna story.

192 pages, including 34 coloured images of old maps and estate plans, archival documents, locations past and present, spread across 20 pages.

ISBN: 9781800490000

                Published by the author on 26/6/2021

                Price £12.50 (£11.50 to members of the Society) + £2 p & p.

Prospective purchasers can get in touch with Alverie by using the contact details for the Treasurer given on the Contacts page of the website.