Hunters: Wee Stories from the Crescent

Hunter Crescent, a sprawling housing scheme just north of Perth city centre, was built after an act of parliament calling for slum areas to be replaced with modern housing.

For its first thirty-five years, ‘Hunters’ was a model scheme. By the mid-1970s, things had gone horribly wrong. It took a group of tenants to get the place back on an even keel.

Hunters is a funny, sad, honest, uplifting memoir of growing up in Hunter Crescent in the 1970s and 1980s – an affectionate look at life on one of Scotland’s working-class schemes.

Anthony Camilleri is very proud of his connection to Hunter Crescent and the local history of Perth. He also has a very keen interest in early cinema and Vaudeville acts naming Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers as his comedy heroes.

Most Sunday afternoons Anthony can be found wandering round a stately home, castle, or palace with his girlfriend Gillian, both of whom are members of the National Trust. Every other Saturday he can be seen pulling out his hair at McDiarmid Park watching his beloved St Johnstone.

Keywords: Working Class Scotland Biography Housing

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