Hector Powes day out

 

Hector Powes work girls by Marg Smith Tyres

Margaret Smith Tyres has shared this photo of the ladies of Hector Powes Factory formerly in High Blantyre Industrial Estate. Do you recognise any of them or perhaps know the date or occasion? Looks like a day out, or on a lunch break!

What can you tell me about the former Hector Powes business?

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Kate Mcinulty My mother worked there.
Eleanor Clark Peter Law and Lilian Sommerville worked there

Liz Smith My big sister worked there

Anne Mosley What an amazing photo ! I’m sure 3 of my sister’s worked in there . Xx

Agnes McAllister my two sisters worked there

Liz Duncan My mum worked here for years Rena Hunter xx

Sadie Dolan My mum worked there too, xx

Jean Brown Irene Agnew did you work there?

Irene Agnew Yes was in the wages office !!!!!!

Jean Brown I remember xx

Paddy Neil What ones you? 😂😂😂

Ann Hartman My mum worked in the factory for many years Lily Doherty nee Wildman

Donna Campbell Mum worked here Annie Currie Danny Henderson

Jessie Caldow I worked there in the early fifties for several years, in the business office. One of my tasks was to calculate (on a slide rule) the bonus’s of the piece workers. I think they were called “the basting stitch pullers? I made some lifelong friends from working there.
Margaret Dolan Mccarroll Our Winnie and Annie worked there.xx

Kenny Beecroft My mum is at the front , Mary Beecroft ( nee Cameron ) and her best friend at the time is on her right shoulder Jean Brownlie ( nee Leishman ) .
I can’t remember any of the other ladies names but I will when I speak to my mum , she has this photo somewhere as I’ve seen it over the years . I’m guessing it was around 1956/57 and my mum is 80 yrs old in October . Brilliant photo and my mum will love this post . ❤️❤️❤️

Margaret Smith Tyers My mum (far right ) Moira smith xx
Margaret Smith Tyers Mum also mention a Marlyn Convery or Mary Carlin , I love this photo too x

Catrina Lyons Margaret Smith Tyers My Mum worked there also…remember all her stories ❤️

Margaret Smith Tyers Ah didn’t know aunt Cathy worked here too xx
Catrina Lyons Margaret Smith Tyers She did..she always talked about it. I have her thimble she used from way back then xx

Kenny Beecroft My mum is at the front , Mary Beecroft ( nee Cameron ) and her best friend at the time is on her right shoulder Jean Brownlie ( nee Leishman ) .
I can’t remember any of the other ladies names but I will when I speak to my mum , she has this photo somewhere as I’ve seen it over the years . I’m guessing it was around 1956/57 and my mum is 80 yrs old in October . Brilliant photo and my mum will love this post . ❤️❤️❤️

Margaret Henry My mother, Meg Dorricott worked there.

Agnes O’Donnell I worked there machinist on the jacket belt from 1966 good memories I can remember Rena hunter x

Mary Mullen This would be dinnertime when everybody sat outside xx

John Mckeen My mum worked there in the late 60’s to early 70’s. I can remember going on the picket line with my sister. No idea what the strike was about though.

Angela Burns My mum worked there think it would have been before I was born so would be early 60s. Mary Burns was her name.

John Cornfield Cracking pic

Brendan O’neill My mum worked there

Helen Allan My sister
Margaret Duffy nee Gebbie worked there .

Karen Morton Brilliant photo

Karen Edmond Aunt Nessie Currie and Gran Agnes Currie worked there too

James Richardson Hector Powes first set up in Blantyre in the old abattoir.

Peter Lyons My mam worked there…Cathie Lyons nee Henderson.

Janette Mackenzie Worked there so did my sister Sadie & Janette Cairney 61/62
Janette Mccreadie My mum worked there in the fifties I went in72 straight from school mums name was isa findlay maiden name married name macdonald my name was Janette macdonald then mcbride remember loads of people who worked there
Suzanne Hynds My Gran Agnes Pollock and my mum Ann Pollock (Marshall) worked there in the mid 50’s.
Janette Mccreadie Loads of mums friends I’m writing there maiden names Nan Fleming Annie Kelly Janie Kane Frances mccrory Madge Kane Betty fisher may rob Betty Scott Margaret jack Ellen mccarrol and of course wee Ann pollock my friends were twins Esther& Tisha macaleenan madge meek Ellen connelly Margaret Alison jean grant mag Stirling mag hunter jean O’Donnell Marian McMillan Lillian McMillan heads went blank for now lol
Avril McKinlay Suzanne Hynds my mum worked there at the same time as your mum always remember her telling me that xx
Elizabeth Smith Tom Kelly. Is this your Margaret Stirling on list above?

Tom Kelly Yes that’s where Mag worked

Tom Kelly That’s Johnny’s wife as well Mag Hunter
Elizabeth Smith Thought it would be one of Mary’s relatives.
Carol Boyd Hector Powes made high class mens suits.

Lynn Clark My mum Grace Brown(Mckinlay) her sister Betty and my gran Mary Brown all worked there.

Marie Kelly I seen it sis I don’t know any of them xx

Janice Bickerstaff Marie Kelly awe ok xxx

Margaret O’Neill McDonald My gran ..Maggie Ward & my Mum Essie Ward worked there
Joe Mc Henry And my mum, too, Lydia Mc Henry. (neè Mc Guinness)
Lynn Clark My mum Grace was friendly with Essie xx

Eileen Scott My mum Theresa Hill worked there x

Eileen Scott My mum used to take us up there after easter Sunday mass to roll our eggs. The simple memorries 😂😂
Myra Dolan My mum Sadie Cunningham nee Smith worked there Corrine Tonner Robertson did your dad not work here too xxx
Corrine Tonner Robertson Yes think he was a foreman in it ,xx

Anne Connor My mum Helen connor nee locharne worked in Hector powes think late 50s

Andrew Little My mother Flora and Father Andy worked their in the early 50,s met and married and lived across the road in the prefabs. So its fair to say – if it wasnt for Powes I wouldnt be here today.

Irene Agnew Hi Paddy just saw your comment the one in the front !!!!!!!

Mary Dawson My Mum Jenny McDade worked there.
Maureen Friery Moran My Mum, Betty Allan (or Friery) worked there. Not sure if it was before or after she was married.

One response to “Hector Powes day out

  1. My mother and father both worked there in the early fifties, met and married, so am guessing if not for Hector Powes – I wouldn’t be here today…..

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