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Heavy Industries (1936)
Work in a Glasgow steelmill at the industry’s peak.

Steel Works of Glasgow Video Clip

Falkirk (1938)
Industry in the Falkirk area.

Carron Iron Works - Clip 1 Video Clip
Carron Iron Works - Clip 2 Video Clip

The Big Mill (1963)
A promotional film for the Ravenscraig Steel Mill.

The Birth of a Steel Town - Motherwell Video Clip
The Bath - Ravenscraig and Gartcosh Video Clip
Sheet Steel - Ravenscraig and Gartcosh Video Clip
The Strip Mill - Ravenscraig and Gartcosh Video Clip
Life on the estate
Fishing and Farming
Jute Mills
Steel and Iron
The Factories
The Mines

William Barr of Ayrshire. Foundry Memories
I worked in a foundry in Ayr from 1953 as an apprentice Iron Moulder and like the previous correspondent saw the introduction of showers in the foundry with similar experience ie the older members of staff did not use them it was also the case with some of the younger staff. It was a good exprience, working with different types of moulding, I made moulds using the drysand technique, where the moulds were put in an oven and dried before casting as oppesed to greensand moulding where moulds could be made right up to the time of casting. This ended with callup for National Service in 1960. On return there was not the same demand for moulders due to a ressiesion in the shipbuilding trade, this led me to have an entirely new career.

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