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Thornliebank Works Roll of Honour

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Thornliebank Works Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Thornliebank Works



The above Roll of Honour is held in the Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell Library. It is reproduced with the permission of the Senior Archivist, Dr. Irene O'Brien.

As early as 1760 there was a farm at Thornliebank and in the 1770s part of the land was leased for a linen printfield. This was where linen was bleached, washed, dyed, printed and pressed, relying on the availability of water from the Auldhouse Burn which flows into the area from Rouken Glen. This water supply was critical in the development of the area as in 1785; a large cotton mill was developed. The Auldhouse burn was dammed to provide the power, and the dam can still be seen below the main road entering Thornliebank from the south. The Crum family bought the printfield sometime after 1789, and continued buying land and developing the business. The heart of the works was a 30' water wheel. In 1859 the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) visited Thornliebank.
The works covered an area of 35 acres now partly occupied by Thornliebank Industrial Estate. The stone walls at the entrance to the estate, opposite the library are the original walls of the entrance to the works.
The Crums continued to develop the business and they built most of Thornliebank, including the houses, Thorntree Hall (still standing in the Main Street), the school and public baths. In 1847, when the village population was around 1,500, they owned the entire village apart from three small tenements.

THORNLIEBANK

1914 1916

ROLL of HONOUR

The following died on service.

Anderson, James A. & S.H.
Armstrong, Robert GH
Britton, Joseph RSF
Nicholson, James RS
Dalglish, John A. & S.H.
Evans, James RS
Grahame, Thomas RNVR
Gilmour, John A. & S.H.
Gilmour, Alex A. & S.H.
Gray, James A. & S.H.
Hannah, Thomas RS
Himlin, William CH
Jackson, Thomas A. A. & S.H.
Johnstone, William RS
Kerr, William A. & S.H.
Lang, Arthur A. & S.H.
Moore, Joseph CH
Muirhead George H. HLI
McCutcheon, George RIF
McFarlane, Robert CH
McCafferty, John RIF
Paterson, George HLI
Peters, Thomas RS
Anderson, John HLI
Shields, Edward CH
Strang, Andrew RE
Timlin, John A. & S.H.
Waterson, Samuel A. & S.H.
Surgeoner, James CH
Mitchell, David CH

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Robert Armstrong GH Reply with quote

Robert Armstrong Private 1356 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Pollockshaws,Renf. e Glasgow Age 23 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Thornliebank Works Roll of Honour. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Thornliebank Memorial.
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