SPW017714 SCOTLAND (1927). Oil Works, Broxburn. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.

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Title [SPW017714] Oil Works, Broxburn. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.
Reference SPW017714
Date 1927
Link Canmore Collection item 1246234
Place name
Parish UPHALL
District WEST LOTHIAN
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 308040, 672630
Longitude / Latitude -3.4723238200865, 55.937955032012
National Grid Reference NT080726

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The Rows - Reading from left to right - West Street, Mid Street (where my late wife was born in 1939) and Back Street

stewg
Monday 31st of March 2014 08:03:13 PM
Hopetoun shale oil works

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 06:03:28 PM
This chimney appears to be at Haycraigs mine, not Hopetoun oil works

AlmondValley
Friday 18th of August 2017 12:47:24 PM
Niddry Castle shale oil works

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 06:01:42 PM
This appears to be Hopetoun Oil Works, NOT Niddry Castle oil works

AlmondValley
Friday 18th of August 2017 12:48:38 PM
Pyothall Pit No.5 shale mine

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 06:01:11 PM
broxburn primary school

mrswine
Saturday 7th of July 2012 12:03:08 AM

User Comment Contributions

Pyothall Pit No.5 shale mine

cell
Sunday 16th of February 2014 04:06:23 PM
The buildings in the bottom left are Cannon Hoban Hall and the preists quarters(house)next to it .

kevgrif
Tuesday 2nd of October 2012 02:24:45 PM
The picture is too far east for Canon Hoban hall, the 2 buildings are the old manse and the old west church, now a funeral home. To the left of the manse would be the high school, now demolished.

Bankton66
Tuesday 2nd of October 2012 02:24:45 PM
THIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL SHALE OIL PLANTS IN THE BROXBURN AREA AND ITS SURROUNDING AREAS,THE UNION CANAL RUNS ALONG THE SIDE OF IT AND THE BUILDING THAT LOOKS LIKE ITS WHITE IS THE BROXBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL BUILT IN 1912,NEXT TO THE SCHOOL IS THE MINERS HOUSES CALLED ROWS,AND NEXT TO THEM IS A ROAD CALLED GREENDYKES RD,ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD WAS ANOTHER SHALE OIL WORKS,AT ONE TIME BROXBURN WAS KNOWN TO THE LOCALS AS SHALEOPLAS,ONE OF THE BYE PRODUCTS FROM THE SHALE OIL WAS PARAFFIN WAX,SO THERE WAS A WORKSHOP PRODUCING CANDLES THAT WHERE EXPORTED AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD,THE IMPACT AFTER THE SHALE OIL WORKS CLOSED WHERE HUGE SLAG HEAP TIPS CALLED BINGS ONE IN PARTICULAR HOLDS OVER 1 MILLION TONS OF WASTE,MANY OF THESE BINGS STILL BURNED INSIDE DUE TO THE OILS STILL LEFT AFTER THE EXTRACTING WAS DONE,SOME BURNED FOR YEARS,WELL I HOPE I HAVE HELPED SOME UNDERSTAND THE PHOTO BETTER AND IF YOUR MORE INTRESTED LOOK UP THE SHALE MINING INDUSTRY IN WEST LOTHIAN AND READ HOW IT TRANSFORMED THE WAY WE LIVED

kev
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:08:07 PM
What are the 2 buildings in the foreground of the pic? To the left? Struggling to visualise! Is one the old school?

Thanks!

kidof71
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:08:07 PM