Burntisland

Apprentice Riveters

Burntisland Apprentice Riveters  -  1934

Did these workers work in a Shipyard in Burntisland

Burntisland - Apprentice Riveters, 1934.  Did these men work at a shipyard in Burntisland?

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Nicole Azzalini, Tasmania, Australia

 

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      Burntisland - Apprentice Riveters, 1934.  Did these men work at a shipyard in Burntisland?

  

Burntisland Apprentice Riveters

For a change, this is not a photograph taken in Edinburgh!

The Burntisland Ferry

Burntisland lies on the north coast of the Firth of Forth, about 5 miles to the north of Granton, Edinburgh.  (A ferry plied between Granton and Burntisland from the mid-19th century until the mid-20th century.)

Did the riveters in this photo work in a shipyard at Burntisland?

The Forth Bridge

This photo also has another link with Edinburgh.

Nicole Azzalini who provided a copy of this photo from her family collection tells me that the one of the men in the photo helped construct the Forth Rail Bridge in the late-1880s  -  about 45 years before the photo at the top of this page was taken!

The Forth Bridge was officially opened in 1890, and has recently undergone a full refurbishment.  An application has been submitted for it to become recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.

The Forth Bridge crosses the Firth of Forth about 10 miles to the west of the centre of Edinburgh between Queensferry (just inside the Edinburgh Boundary on the south side of the Firth of Forth) and North Queensferry (on the north side of the Firth of Forth.

Charles Dickson

The man who helped construct the Forth Bridge was her great grandfather, Charles Dickson.  He is seated on the left in the front row of this photo.

    Burntisland - Apprentice Riveters, 1934.  Did these men work at a shipyard in Burntisland?

Acknowledgement:  Nicole Azzalini, Tasmania, Australia:  March 9, 2014

 

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