Recollections

Ramage & Ferguson

Leith

1927 Photo

Ramage & Ferguson workers, 1927
 
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Claire Graham, granddaughter of Bill Brunton, 2nd from right on the front row

 

Enlarge this photo

    Ramage & Ferguson workers, 1927

 

Recollections

1.

Claire Graham

Claire Graham wrote:

Ramage & Ferguson Workers

"Here is a photo of Ramage & Ferguson workers.

1927 Photo

    Ramage & Ferguson workers, 1927

My grandfather, William (Bill) Brunton is seated in the front of this photo, second from the right.

Can anybody tell me anything about this picture?"

Claire Graham:  July 18 + 21, 2014

A worker in the middle of the front row in this photo is holding a board that reads:

R & F Ltd.

S.Y. SMITHY

31 Oct 1927

What is 'S.Y. SMITHY'?

Reply to Clare Graham

If you have any comments about this photo and would like to send a message to  Clare Graham, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on her email address to you.

Peter Stubbs , Edinburgh:  July 24, 2014

  

Recollections

2.

Gus Coutts

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gus Coutts for replying to my question above.

Gus wrote:

Ramage & Ferguson Workers

"I think 'S.Y.' may be an abbreviation of Ship Yard"

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  August 7, 2011

 

Recollections

3.

Ray Melville

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Ray Melville who wrote:

Ramage & Ferguson Workers

"I think 'S.Y.' may be an abbreviation of Ship Yard"

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  August 7, 2011

Reply to Ray Melville

Hi Ray:

I believe you are right in recognising these men as blacksmith workers.

However, I feel that the results of their work would have been for ships rather than for horses.  Ramage & Ferguson was a shipbuilding yard in Leith.

This is also consistent with the middle line of this message held by one of he workers in the photo:

R & F Ltd.

S.Y. SMITHY

31 Oct 1927

'S.Y. Smithy' presumably refers to the Ship Yard Blacksmiths

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 26, 2014

 

Ramage & Ferguson  -  More old photos

Recollections  -  More Pages

  

 

__________________