About the group Themed industrial site images

Created 5 December 2012

Newton Victor were specialists in the production of X-ray equipment for medical and industrial use, and this image shows their factory in Motherwell in 1948, the year that the factory opened. The funding of the National Health Service in 1946 (England) and 1947 (Scotland) created an expanding market for increasingly sophisticated medical equipment to diagnose and treat illnesses, and this company was one of many that provided products to meet this need.

Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:21:43 PM
This image is an excellent illustration of all of the development infrastructure needed to support industrial activity - notice the storage sheds, the loading areas, the railway connection for bringing materials in and out and the sheltered water areas for ships to manoeuvre and dock safely.

Wednesday 7th of May 2014 10:52:14 AM
Shipbuilding became one of Scotland's major industries in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Kingston yard was established in 1874, and eventually became part of the Scott-Lithgow group, who ran it until 1997 when it was cleared and sold off to Clydeport plc for redevelopment. It is now occupied by housing.

Wednesday 7th of May 2014 10:46:21 AM
Huge factories like this, dating from 1861, were built all over Britain in the Victorian period. The history of this building has followed a pattern similar to many others. It became the biggest factory in London employing more than 2,000 women and girls in 1911. The London matchgirls strike of 1888 started there. The factory closed in 1979. The site was derelict until 1988 when it became one of east London's first urban renewal projects; the factory was converted into flats.

Friday 10th of January 2014 09:27:34 AM
View of Llanelli colliery

Wednesday 18th of December 2013 02:25:15 PM
View of Port Talbot Steelworks

Wednesday 18th of December 2013 02:23:37 PM
The Orb Steelworks in Newport

Wednesday 18th of December 2013 02:21:44 PM
Coal mining was still a major industry in England in the 1920s. This image shows a very large colliery with not only the chimneys, shafts and buildings but also the means to transport the coal to where it was needed, in this case both a railway and the River Wear.

Thursday 21st of March 2013 10:40:15 AM
Gasometers like these were a common feature of the landscape. They originally held manufactured town gas and later natural gas. Gas was used to light and then power industrial buildings and homes from the 1820s.

Thursday 21st of March 2013 10:31:26 AM
Scotland's sole oil refinery, Grangemouth was opened just three years before this photograph was taken (1927). The advantageous location in close proximity to the docks is evident.

Monday 24th of December 2012 03:12:17 PM
In operation c. 1897-December 2011, undergoing demolition 2012

Thursday 6th of December 2012 04:43:40 PM
Southhook Potteries, Kilmarnock.

Wednesday 5th of December 2012 12:03:09 PM