British Ropes

Bath Street, Leith

 

Recollections

1.

Dave Ferguson

Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

Thank you to Dave Ferguson for sending me these three photos of workers at British Ropes works in Bath Street Leith.  All three photos were taken in June 1956 when Dave's wife, Jean (Jinty) Rutherford, worked there.

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Two Workers

Two of the workers at British Ropes' works at Bath Street, Leith, in 1956

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Dave Ferguson, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

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2

Six Workers

Some of the workers at British Ropes' works at Bath Street, Leith, in 1956

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Dave Ferguson, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

 

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3

Eight Workers

Some of the workers at British Ropes' works at Bath Street, Leith, in 1956

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Dave Ferguson, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

Dave wrote:

1956

The Ropery

"These photos were all taken on my wife's Brownie camera at  British Ropes' works, or 'Ropery' as it was known locally, in Bath Street in June 1956.

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1

"My wife, Jean (Jinty) Rutherford from Niddrie is on the right.

Her friend, Greta, is on the left."

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2

"Agnes Sweeney, wearing the turban, and Cathy McLaren are in the front row (left and right).

Greta is in the back row.

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3

"Jean (Jinty) Rutherford and Agnes are in the front row.

Cathy is in the middle row.

Rena (left) and Greta (centre) are in the back row."

Other Names

"Jinty cannot remember the names of the others in these photos, but would be grateful to have her memory refreshed if anyone recognises any of the others."

Dave Ferguson, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross, Scotland:  February 19+21 and March 8, 2012

Reply to Dave and Jinty

If you know the names of any of the others in these photos, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Dave and Jinty.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 8, 2012

 

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