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View from S showing bridge with works on right.

SC 733620

Description View from S showing bridge with works on right.

Date 15/7/1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 733620

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Douglas Fraser Works (Westburn Foundry), Orchard Street, Arbroath, Angus Arbroath was second only to Dundee as the principal industrial centre in Angus. Its principal industry was for many years the making of sailcloth and flax canvas, but it also had a notable engineering industry, as well as its renowned fishing and boatbuilding trades. This shows two of the parts of this large engineering works, which is split into three sections by a road and by the main railway line form Arbroath to Aberdeen, seen in this view looking north. On the right is the middle section, all apparently purpose-built as engineering shops. The Westburn Foundry was established by Douglas Fraser & Sons, and originally made machinery for the flax and jute trades. By 1970 it had become the property of Giddings and Lewis Fraser Ltd, and was making machine tools. Most of the works closed in 1993. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/32/34

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/733620

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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