Author Topic: Printfield Workers in Dunbartonshire  (Read 1911 times)

Offline AncesStory

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Printfield Workers in Dunbartonshire
« on: Tuesday 21 April 15 01:02 BST (UK) »
The following links may help if you have ancestors who worked as printfield workers in Dunbartonshire. In Victorian era most of the Vale of Leven female workforce were employed (as beetlers, blaxters, bleachers, block printers, cloth mill workers, embossers. printers, print cutters) , at  print and dyeworks producing printed cloth - drapes, chair covers, coverlets,  handkerchiefs - much of it for export.

http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/
http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/media/2619077/vale_of_leven.pdf
http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-003-108-C
http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/collections-stories/art-and-design/colouring-the-nation/research/turkey-red-in-scotland/firms-that-made-turkey-red/





DUFFUS of Edinburgh, Scotland/Murray/Coulter/Anderson/Cauvin/McGillivray/Carstairs
FALLEN, /Dunbartonshire & Partick /Cherry/Main/Gallacher
SCOTT of Gladsmuir/Pencaitland East Lothian
STEVEN of  Caithness, Edinburgh, Scotland/Campbell/Calder/McManus/Waugh/Hoy/Cadzian
McKENZIE of Glenisla, Forfarshire/Farquharson/Robertson/Jack/McNicol/Tosh

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Re: Printfield Workers in Dunbartonshire
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 April 15 03:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the links (Hopefully) the attachment is my Gr Aunt centre sitting between the 2 men at the Printfield Works.

Rae, Feeney, Singleton, Appleton, Agnew, McKeachie,
Fury, & many more

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Re: Printfield Workers in Dunbartonshire
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 May 17 18:45 BST (UK) »
Many of my ancestors were printfield workers in the Bonhill/Renton area.  Wondering if there is any way to tell which factory they worked at.

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Re: Printfield Workers in Dunbartonshire
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 June 17 02:01 BST (UK) »
Dear Trish58,

I also have Rae family memebers from Dumbartonshire that worked in the printfields. Is there a way I can contact you to exchange information? I am brand new to RootsChat.com

James in Seattle
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