Simplicity Pattern Workers

Margo Clayton recently shared these photos with Blantyre Project. Her mother Mary Bowie worked at Simplicity Patterns in High Blantyre during the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Although there are no names or exact dates, its hoped some people will recognise themselves or relatives in these photos which feature various works nights out and Christmas dances.


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

Mary Kirkbride I worked there in the 60s its a long time ago i was a pattern folder loved it there my maiden name was docherty.
Margo Clayton My mum was a tracer. The woman in these photos were also tracers I think.
Ann Ford That was my first job in 1971, I was in the folding department .
Margaret Duncan My first job was in the office Block 2 under Mary K. I started in 1966/7 and I remember Elizabeth (Lilian), Sheena, Doreen, Grace and I can’t remember any others names. I left when we were transferred to Block 5 My maiden name was Brogan.

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  1. The woman on the left is Princess Alexandra.

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