old photos of vale of leven
Considering how long that the House stood (it was only demolished in 1964 to make way for the present St Martin’s School) there are surprisingly few photos in the public domain of it. Photo Nos 4, 5 and 27 show Lennoxbank House at Dalvait Road in Balloch. Photo No 3. It was a much-used short cut between Bank Street and Bridge Street. The railway crosses the upper part of the picture and 3 arches under the railway are clearly visible. Then Alexandria North Church. In the background is a high railway signal gantry – its height denotes that it is on the curve of the railway, and the curve is still there on the railway just before you pass Millburn Depot, and helps to place the buildings. Perhaps the photo’s greatest value is in showing points of interest in the side streets off of Main Street and Bank Street. Since the factory was Swiss owned, the MD was Swiss. The only one in a publication appears in the 1980’s book Renton “Oor Ain History” and is itself only the merest snippet of the House. Angus the Bakers bakehouse and head office is immediately above the Baptist Church. All of these buildings have gone. It’s a short goods train and is probably shunting wagons into the adjacent goods sidings. The overall impression is of how many buildings were packed into the centre of Alexandria in 1947. Across Luss Road on its west side, there is a very clear view of the brick built houses in the new Tullichewan estate which look very near to completion. balloch scotland | Old photograph of Balloch, Loch Lomond , Scotland . Strange as it may seem, although there are a couple of artist’s illustrations of the north side of the House in various publications, which have given us a very good impression of what the north side looked like, this is the only actual photograph of the House from the north in the public domain, of which we are aware. To the right hand side of the Labour Exchange is the entrance to the Emmet Park, home at that time to the Vale Emmet FC. to Balloch) platform of Renton Railway Station. Some of the photographs received from Craig Jump and put onto the web-site are amongst the most important which the Vale web-site has received. The same is almost true of Balloch and Jamestown, but a number of buildings of interest, which have since disappeared, do appear in the distance in some of the photos. The background views over Jamestown and Balloch give an even better impression of just how extensive Levenbank Works were because they take up about two thirds of the width of the photo. Photo 19 and photo 20 - we can only guess that this interior of a house is showing a room inside Place of Bonhill House. Many buildings and places, long lost, re-emerge in these photos and many questions can be accurately answered such as, where was Castle Danger or where was Tooraladdie Lane, or what did the Northern Halls look like? This photo is more recent than the others in the group. The House seems to have been built about 1642 by the Lindsays, the predominant landowners at that end of the Vale throughout the Middle Ages. To-wards the top of the picture and immediately above Burnbrae is Millburn Farm, popularly known as Bauchop’s Farm, but by this time Jock Graham was the farmer. Similarly the Ladyton and Nobleston ground on the hills at the left is still farm-land. It too has survived and is now Bobby Biddulph’s carpet shop. In the background are low, single-storey, tiled-roof buildings which could well date from the start of the Works. new CSEOverlay("004665003502218809089:nce7-imqjle", In the middle of the photo is a good view of the Craft stalk and a large part of the Craft works. to help give you the best experience we can. One building survived on the other (west) side of the railway, although it does look comparatively new in comparison to some of the older buildings in the photos, so perhaps it was rebuilt after the construction of the railway. Search this site with results opening in new window. On the opposite side of the street from it was the Dyers Hall, later the Torpedo Club, later the Corner Pocket etc. However 2 months later almost to the day, they were taken over by local families desperate for somewhere to stay, and they stayed in the huts until 1953 when the Camp was finally demolished. To the left of the Emmet Park is Millburn Park home of Vale of Leven Juniors FC. The large white building across Balloch Road from the Garage i.e. The photographic survey took on the short-hand name of the “Mosaics photographs” since together they built up a mosaic image of the countryside. See more ideas about Dumbarton, Scotland, West coast scotland. The farm / manse lane ran down onto Shandon Brae which appears in the photo just to the left of the Craft stalk and above Levenbank Works, part of which are also visible. When he got to Drumkinnon Bay he seems to have swung round and tracked south onto the east side of the Leven. Hopefully, too, the photos will prompt readers to contribute corrections, stories and additional information. To the right of Fordyce’s garage is the Horseshoe Bar which in 1947 would still be under Mrs McLaren’s ownership. In the top left hand corner of the photo is a white gate giving access across the railway line. One of them is still standing. They were much bigger than the other Turnbull Works for which evidence remains, except the one at Camlachie, and very much bigger than the only similar “liquor works” in the Vale – the so-called Chip Mill, real name Arthurston Mills, which operated from 1844 until about 1900 up the Inler at Jamestown. Some of the Craft buildings in this photo are still standing. Photo No 1. In 1944 the RAF turned its attention to capturing photographic images of Great Britain itself, which it did between 1944 – 1950 in an undertaking called Project Review. It was the Turnbull family who leased the land for nearby Millburn Park to Vale of Leven FC in 1888, at a nominal rate.


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