Annual Outing

30 August, 1947

Ruberoid Works Outing

Where might this photo have been taken?

Ruberoid & Co Ltd  -  Annual Outing, 30 August 1947

  John Blackwood, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland                                                                                                 Photographer not known


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   Ruberoid & Co Ltd  -  Annual Outing, 30 August 1947




John Blackwood

Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to John Blackwood for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

John wrote:

Ruberoid Outing

"I found this photo in the belongings of my mother who passed away in 2012 aged 98.

My father, Larry Blackwood, worked for Ruberoid, near Granton Harbour, after the war, but I know very little about the company or what my father did there.  He, and my mother, Jessie, are the couple behind the lad kneeling 3 from the left in this photo of the works outing in 1947."


"1.  Where might this photo have been taken?

2.  Do you know the names of any of the other workers?"

John Blackwood, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland:  October 31 + November 3, 2013

Reply to John?

If you can help to answer the questions asked by John above, please email me, then I'll pass on his email address to you.

      Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November 3, 2013




Robert Baptie

Southampton, Hampshire, England

I've not yet received any replies to the questions that John Blackwood has asked above, but I have received another message about Ruberoid Co.

Robert Baptie has sent me a copy of a letter written on behalf of Ruberoid.  It may be of interest both for its contents and for its message and for the details it gives about the company's business and addresses.

Robert wrote.


"Here is a copy of a letter belonging to my late father, with regards to the posting by John Blackwood above.

My father worked for Ruberoid during the war as a despatch clerk until having to leave to return to Southampton in 1946:"

Letter - 1946

Letter from The Ruberoid Co Ltd, 1946

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Baptie:  December 31, 2013

Robert added:

"I've been trying to find out information about the company myself, and I was pleased to see the photo that Mr Blackwood provided but alas, it was taken a year after my father left."

Robert Baptie, Southampton, Hampshire, England:  December 31, 2013


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