SPW054705 SCOTLAND (1937). William Haig and Sons Guardbridge Paper Co. Paper Mill, Main Street, Guardbridge. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.

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Title [SPW054705] William Haig and Sons Guardbridge Paper Co. Paper Mill, Main Street, Guardbridge. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.
Reference SPW054705
Date 1937
Link Canmore Collection item 1258107
Place name
Parish LEUCHARS
District NORTH EAST FIFE
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 345070, 719530
Longitude / Latitude -2.889240449261, 56.364983247593
National Grid Reference NO451195

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Founded 1873.

Owned by White Pine Co; William Haig; Culter-Guardbridge Holdings; G.B. Papers Plc; James River Corp.; Curtis Fine Papers

In 1923 Five machines, one 96 ins., two 92 ins., one 84 ins., and one 72 ins. making Tub-sized: Air-dried Writings, Ledger, Envelope, Drawing. Linen-faced and Cartridge Papers. Engine-sized: Writings and Envelope Papers, Silurians, Tinted Writings and many more.

In 2008, when it closed there were still four machines.

Chris
Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 04:20:51 PM
The mill went into production in 1874. As the mill developed the village grew around it, with new housing and roads to attract and accommodate workers. Before the First World War the labour force reached over 400, reaching a peak of 620 in the late 1950s.



The paper mill was previously the main local industry and was operated by Curtis Fine Papers. On July 24, 2008, the mill went into receivership and 180 workers were made redundant.

Wikipedia entry for Guardbridge village.

Chris
Wednesday 24th of December 2014 04:12:22 PM
This mill had a director whith the name of Haig but was never called William Haig and Sons Paper Company.

First Paper Mill was the White Pine Company.

The ownership facts are incorrect.

whicker
Tuesday 11th of December 2012 07:09:54 PM