A photo from 1967. Here are staff members of Rolls Royce, Blantyre out on their annual Golf Club night out. The venue was Tinto Hotel, Symington. Do you recognise anybody in the photos? What can you tell me about Rolls Royce in Blantyre?
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A fascinating insight into the life of Bob Brown, former owner of Hastie’s Farm, written by his grandson, Lon McIlwraith. This article puts to bed, a myth or two and corrects some things that have been written incorrectly online in the last decade or so. Pictured is another photo of Bob and Sally. (Not […]
Dennis Hobbs in America is the recent proud owner of buying an old Rolls Royce Car. Attempting to trace the history of the vehicle, he approached me recently about references to it being in Blantyre. He sent me the following old Log book and MOT certificate which showed it made in 1965, and serviced in […]
This is the Rolls Royce Apprentice Intake of 1955. Bill Duncan has kindly shared this photo and the following information. Bill is on the bottom left. My own Uncle John Duncan in the tall chap in the front middle. Bill told me, “1955 was the year John and I started our working life. Successfully meeting […]
The women workers at Scotland’s Rolls-Royce factories went on strike in 1955, a dispute arising for higher wages. The war had brought thousands of women into the country’s factories and afterwards many remained on the workforce, and became involved in the trade union movement. The biggest Rolls-Royce dispute that year involved all the workers at the […]