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Accession No P03066
Name/Title The Splash, Grangemouth
Primary Prod Date (Mid 20th Century)
Brief Description The Splash (timber basin) in Grangemouth. Several two-wheeled carts are parked on the quayside. The building on the right is the smiddy of Thomas Robertson c1920-1959. The building in the centre belonged to a plasterer.
Subject Category Timber/Timber Trade/Transport; Water
Horse and Cart/Transport; Road
Subject Place North Basin St/Old Grangemouth/Grangemouth area
Splash,The/Forth and Clyde Canal/Old Grangemouth/Grangemouth area
Subject Notes From the opening of the Forth & Clyde Canal Grangemouth was the leading Scottish port for the import of timber. By 1906 there were about 45 acres of basin for storing pitch-pine logs. The large consignments of timber brought to Grangemouth from Scandinavia made Grangemouth an important port. Timber was in great demand for house construction, railway sleepers, shipbuilding and pit-props.
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