clydebank in the 1960s
Rangers evening headlines as Bowyer backtracks on Aribo stance, Barisic's title warning. The home of the world's largest four faced clock - five feet larger than Big Ben - the factory was a site of global importance and very much wove itself into the fabric of life in the town of Clydebank. He oversaw major changes in the education system, most of all comprehensivisation in 1972 when CHS became one of four comprehensives in the area. A ground breaking new study has shown the depth of child sex abuse in Glasgow and other Scottish city's. This photograph was found in the 1960 Clydebank High School magazine. This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our. Started by 12 female cabinet polishers who went on strike when their work was reorganised in a way that increased their workload but decreased their wages, within days almost all of the 11,000 workforce came out on strike in sympathy with the women. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. We never met a mews house we didn't like! Clydebank History 1945 - 1980. It's a daily email bulletin of the most important stories of the day - delivered straight to your inbox for you to read at your leisure - when you are ready. Thug chomped on man's ear in brutal assault outside the Allison Arms pub in Strathbungo. And speaking of the gala days, the annual event saw the crowning of the 'Singer Queen', and was held in the highest regard by the workforce alongside its sports days. Tonight we hear from Gregor, founder of Rapscallion Soda, about his unique business. The factory underwent a major modernisation programme during this period, and while production limped on (focusing solely on the production of machines with aluminium bodies), financial problems and lack of orders forced its closure in June 1980. Initially this terminated to the east of the shipyard but when the Cart Cut of the Forth and Clyde canal closed in 1893 it presented an opportunity to extend the rail link to Dalmuir. With increasing demand for sewing machines in Europe, Glasgow was chosen as the site of its first European manufacturing plant due to its status as a city known for its skilled workforce, iron foundries and abundant labour. Mr Robertson died in 2007, his obituary can be found here. We take a peek inside Kirklee Mansion which looks just as special inside as it does on the outside. Front: C. Campbell, A. McLetchie, M. Smyth, S. Stewart, J. Ferrier. The now antique machines still retain pride of place in homes and in shops around the world (Absent – G. Harrison). Celtic financial results - Everything you need to know as club take £13m hit. 1968 saw the arrival of Mr Robertson as Rector of Clydebank High School. Honours. Martin Lewis was so surprised by the move that he triple checked with HMRC. All the latest Rangers news, views and headlines from Glasgow Live. Stuart Mathieson wrote to to tell us that he could identify some of the people pictured. With 11,500 workers employed at the plant at its peak, in 1913 Singer shipped 1,301,851 sewing machines from its factory doors to households and businesses around the world. With the factory originally based in Bridgeton in 1873, demand grew so quickly that a 46 acre site of farmland was purchased at Kilbowie near Clydebank to allow for the transfer to a much larger site - renamed the Clydebank factory in 1900. His shows ensured that all pupils were able to contribute whether they were musical or not. The company struck back, closing the works and threatening to remove production to other plants in Europe, and in the end the strike ended - with 400 workers sacked as a result. Each Prefect was then given this photo as a souvenir. Drumry Road, Clydebank, Looking East, photographed in the 1960s. Above post updated with new text & improved quality photos. This reputation grew with plays like “Everybody out!” and “The Wizard of Awe”. To sign up, simply type your email address into the purple box at the top of this story, hit subscribe and we'll do the rest. Thanks to Sandra Mead (nee Ballantyne) who was a Prefect in 1966 for sending this photograph to and to Ronnie Murdoch for providing some names. You can unsubscribe at any time. Drumry Road, Clydebank, Looking East, photographed in 2004. Front row: ?, ?, ?, ?, Fraser Phillips, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?. I was in a Tunnel on another forum and I came out here. The painter and decorator then vanished - until police tracked him down with a warrant. Situated in Dalmuir and hardly ever mentioned now was one of the biggest shipyards in the world in its time, The Beardmore Naval Construction Yard. A closure that heralded the end of 95 years of sewing machine manufacturing in the area, at a factory that had produced an estimated 36 million sewing machines in its years of operation. Back: Ian McGuchan, Roger McDonald, Gordon Turner, Leslie Varney, Murray Miller. Help us improve. Shocking scenes of deprivation have in the past been uncovered at the the east end accommodation. A workforce with a family focus in that if your father worked in Singer your son or daughter worked in it. Workers who participated in lunchtime choirs and who would celebrate upcoming marriages by running brides-to-be in a barrow around the factory and dressing them up. fcuk, who shut the door ! Musician jailed for 'illegal rave' cop attack after 150 people pile into Glasgow club. Sex abuse horror of boy at adult parties highlights 'invisible victims' of child exploitation. Kirklee Mansion in Kelvinside looks just as special inside as it does on the outside. Even before the end of the Second World War in August 1945, Clydebank Burgh Council had begun to plan for the burgh’s post-war regeneration, with local council planners (helped by War Damages Commission officials) drawing up a re-development plan. Revellers scattered when police turned up at the Velvet Lounge amid claims someone had been injured. Our. And barely a decade later, the Kilbowie factory would become Singer’s flagship factory, with a workforce of over 5000 strong manufacturing 80% of the world’s sewing machines. Benefited from a location both next to a railway line and the Forth and Clyde canal, then Vice President McKenzie breaking ground on it in 1882 in a construction that lasted three years and required 20 million bricks before it opened in 1885. Images of John Browns Engineering, Yoker and Clydebank from the 1950s & 1960s taken by my late father Robert G Taylor 1925-2009 Over the years it was visited by the Queen (who herself had received a Singer sewing machine as a wedding present by The Burgh of Clydebank in 1947), alongside Hollywood star Dorothy Lamour, who attended the Singer Manufacturing Company Gala in 1950. And worse was to come when the factory, that had survived recessions and two World Wars (and the Clydebank Blitz), eventually succumbed to the stark economic conditions facing post-war British industry in the mid 1960s. So big was the factory that it had its own train station (still present today), with production levels so hight that two-and-a-half miles of railway track were laid to link up assembly lines, foundries, tools hops, storage and distribution centres. We even had our wedding reception in the old City Bakeries Windsor Tearooms just on the mid right  of pic. Once famous for its shipyards and factories, Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire has seen significant change to its streets and industries over the past century, not least following the terrible nights of the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War. Is there anything wrong with this page? The Irishman's Hoops career is off to a terrible start with a number of high-profile mistakes. Cobbled lane house with private terrace for sale in one Glasgow’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. These photos are particularly scary as I went to work in Browns when much of these scenes were still there. Yet life in the factory wasn't all a bed roses, none more so than in 1911 when the famous Singer Strike occured. The First Minister says changes to the criteria for each tier will be announced ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow. This photograph was found in the 1960 Clydebank High School magazine. INTRODUCTION. For information past, present & future on the city of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers. Circa 1935. And so productive was the factory that in 1905 the US Singer Company set up the Singer Manufacturing Company Ltd. as a UK registered company, with demand so high that each building in the factory  (then the world's largest) was extended upwards to 6 storeys high. And who would be distinguished by those who were well and truly 'Singerised' (aka those who worshipped the company) and those who weren't. Public: Industry: Shipbuilding: Fate: Shipyard amalgamated into Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS), 1968: Successor: Shipyard sold by UCS to Marathon Manufacturing Company, 1972 John Brown Engineering bought by Trafalgar House, 1986: Founded: 1851: Defunct: 1986 The now antique machines still retain pride of place in homes and in shops around the world, Get the Glasgow stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter. Helen (pictured) sent this photograph in to saying: “We worked and played hard and ended up winning the Glasgow Area cup – but we never saw it!”. Miss Dalgleish and the Recorder Group – 1960. CLYDEBANK – 1945 to 1980. Glasgow Lives in lockdown: Gregor, 33, Yorkhill, founder and owner of Rapscallion Soda. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Back: Miss Brattan, M. McRitchie, L. McAtamney, J. Totten, J. Hamilton, R. Carson, Miss Samuel. Back row: ?, ?, ?, ?, Jack Law, Ian Hay, ?, ?. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Aerial view showing the Singer Manufacturing Company sewing machine factory in Clydebank. 1122 new coronavirus cases and 1052 in hospital as five-tier lockdown plan revised, Nicola Sturgeon shared the latest stats for Scotland, including one further death in the last 24 hours, and said she will lay out another version of the five-tier system at Holyrood tomorrow. The factory came into being thanks to Scots born George Ross McKenzie, who, while serving as General Manager of The Singer Sewing Machine Company, the first successful American multi-national company in the world. He also oversaw the building of the school extensions, most notably, the “tower block” as it was known. Inside the Kelvinside mansion with one of the best Halloween displays in the city. We take a look inside Kirklee Mansion which looks just as special inside as it does outside. Although the words 'singer' and 'Clydebank' may immediately conjure up images of Marti Pellow fronting Wet Wet Wet, for most the first thing you'll think of is the iconic Singer sewing machine factory. Fake cop who stopped two boys and told them to follow him claims it was 'social media prank', Mark Conway flashed his driving licence at the young pair, aged 13, while claiming to be a police officer and asking to search them.


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