150 YEARS AGO ..

Lennox Herald - - LENNOX VIEW -

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 27gra­ham@telus.net. 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.

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