United Wire Works

Granton Park Avenue, off West Granton Road, Granton

The Company Car at the entrance to United Wire Works, Granton Park Avenue, Granton

 

Recollections

1.

Harry Jones

Parkgrove, Edinburgh

Thank you to Harry Jones who saw some of the photos that I had taken at United Wire Works

Edinburgh at Work  -  United Wire Works

and replied:

Looms

"Nostalgia, indeed.  I used to be a tenter on these looms (- a loom turner to the uninitiated).  I thought they would have all been replaced by now.  I left in 1966."

Horses

"Captain Green (owner) had race horses, or at least his wife did.  Their sons, Tony and Michael, used to come round, on night shift, and give us tips when they were performing.  We had a few winners."

Harry Jones, Parkgrove, Edinburgh:  March 19 2009

 

Recollections

2.

James Pantling

Lalongue, Aquitaine, France

Thank you to James Panting who wrote:

Photos

Around
1963-1970

"I served my time as an engineer in the United Wire Works, from 1963 and I took a lot of photos.  Here are some of them.

 I hope the photos below will bring back happy memories to some."

United Wire Works Outing to Newcastle  - Waiting for the bus to Newcastle       United Wire Works Outing to Newcastle  -  On board the bus to Newcastle

United Wire Works Outing to Newcastle  -  Outside the CIU Club       United Wire Works Outing to Newcastle  -  Outside the CIU Club       United Wire Works  -  Waiting to go to the Football in Newcastle

 United Wire Works - The Workshop (1)  - Jimmy Young (plumber), Jimmy Robertson (fitter) and Peter Stewart (fitter)       United Wire Works  - The Workshop  (2)  -  David Cartledge, Jim Pantling, 1 other (name not known)       United Wire Works  -  in the Workshop (3)

      United Wire Works  -  In the Workshop (5)       United Wire Works  -  Christmas in the Workshop (1)

United Wire Works  -  The Workshop at Christmas (2)       United Wire Works  -  Kids' Christmas Party at The Railway Clunb, London Road (1)        United Wire Works  -  Kids' Christmas Party at The Railway Clunb, London Road (2)

United Wire Works  -  Stan Miller's pre-marriage (1)       United Wire Works  -  Stan Miller's pre-marriage (2)       United Wire Works  -  Stan Miller's pre-marriage (3)

United Wire Works  -  Stan Miller's pre-marriage (4)       United Wire Works  -  Stan Miller's pre-marriage (5)

James Pantling, Lalongue, Aquitaine, France:   7-8 December 2016 (7 emails)

Reply to James

If you remember James, or recognise any of the people in his photos and would like to contact him, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on his contact details to you.

Peter Stubbs:  22 December 2016

 

 

United Wire Works

Edinburgh at Work

 

 

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