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Old Dalmuir

Old Dalmuir

Old Dalmuir Old Dalmuir. From the late eighteenth century the areas of Dalmuir Glen and Dalmuir Shore were subject to industrial developments such as calico printworks, paper mills, and even soda manufacturing, but it was the opening of workshops by the Clyde Navigation Trust in 1859 and Beardmore's Dalmuir Naval Construction Works in 1906 which had the most impact. The local community expanded as a result and when Beardmore's closed in 1931 it was a massive blow. However, employment was still readily available at the shipyards in nearby Clydebank and, together with a wide range of good-quality housing, excellent local schools and community facilities, Dalmuir residents enjoyed a reasonably comfortable standard of living. This was a time when crowds and marching bands would turn out for the opening of Dalmuir Park, trams provided easy access into Clydebank and Glasgow, and local lads were assured of an apprenticeship at one of the yards. This history recalls these facets of Dalmuir life and many more amongst its 54 period photographs.

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