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Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:09 pm
by escotregen
Appreciate that it's not truly 'Glasgow' but an awful lot of Glasgow people did work at the Singers factory in Clydebank. Researchers working on a project called “After the Factory” want to interview people who worked in the sewing machine factory that closed in 1980.

Anyone who is interested in sharing their memories of the factory should email arts-afterthefactory@glasgow.ac.uk or phone Andrew Graham (at West Dunbartonshire Council) on 01389 772149.

(Would also be nice if such folks could share their, or their family's, stories here.)
https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_642641_en.html

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 am
by Soulier
My grandma used to work at the Singers factory in Clydebank. I don't know anything else apart from that fact though, sadly.

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:35 pm
by banjo
S I N G E R. :evil:

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:49 pm
by escotregen
Singer, Singers, whatever. It's all from the same hymn sheet... BTW was a great hour long documentary on it on UK terrestial BBC1 last night.

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:23 am
by robertpool
I designed The Singer Manufacturing Company corporate tartan ..... l know ..i'm a man of useless talents ::):

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:02 pm
by Henrysix
Fairs Fair worth shouting about

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:44 am
by banjo
agreed,well done to you sir.may I ask what colours are incorporated in the design.

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:37 am
by banjo
note to doorstop,got your message my friend and all is tickety boo sir.note to Robert poole,got yours as well and I'm in Davidson.

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:21 pm
by Delmont St Xavier
This is true! A wee wifie in my congregation told me she used to come out of her front door in Alderman Road and look at the time on the SINGER clock.

I told her most folks bought watches or wall clocks!

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:41 am
by Henrysix
But see her side of it think of the savings she made on batteries or electricity, I should have married a woman like that

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:09 pm
by banjo
my grandparents lived in that end of alderman rd 485 to be precise and it would be almost two miles to the singer clock as the crow flies so she must have had some eyesight.the clockhands were made into presentation ashtrays.i would have thought this to be an old wives tale had I not seen one myself as part of an exhibition in the clydebank library.

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:52 pm
by Henrysix
Two miles is a long way but she could have been visually aided with a telescope and liked her carrots, I like to think it could be true.

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:12 am
by robertpool
After six months and a choice of 10 designs this is the one they finally settled on. Singer Tartan can be found here: https://live.staticflickr.com/551/31200 ... 633476.jpg

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:40 pm
by Henrysix
No had!

Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:28 pm
by banjo
oh yes I do like that one Robert.good choice my surname does not merit a tartan.boo hoo. :cry: