150 YEARS AGO ..
This is a very rare image of the interior of the Dalmonach Print works in theVale of Leven taken on the October 5, 1867.Works owners were fearful of“industrial espionage”, with workers being discouraged from changing employers so as not to share information on industrial processes. The rarity of this image stems from the fact that drawing and photography was strictly forbidden. The DalmonachWorks were founded in 1785. Later owners, James Black & Co, opened school at the works in the 1830s, a relatively new innovation for the benefit of the workers’families at the time.The works later joined the Calico Printers Association in 1899 and sadly closed in 1929. Picture provided byWest Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services.
Old school Dumbarton Academy class 3F photo from 1942 which was sent in by Graham Turnbull. Graham - who is first on the left in the second back row - moved to Canada in 1953, but will be returning to Dumbarton this month and is keen to hear from some of his old classmates or anyone who knows them. Graham can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictured: Back row S Humble, R Brown, P McWatt, J Dow, H. McDowell, R Kelso, A Mackie; Fourth row, G Turnbull, A McIntosh, A Smith, J Campbell, I Johnstone, J Aitkin; Third row, A McIntosh, R Cameron, A Mathews, A Hyslop, B Currie, R Turnbull, K McKenzie; Second row, R Loss, H Cormack, K McKenzie, R Johnston, R Hamill; front row, M Goodwin, D McIntosh, J Clark, I Jamieson.