Scottish Tar Works, Falkirk

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1910
Description
View of an industrial plant with three tall chimneys and cylindrical retorts. Some of the workers are loading lumps, possibly of tar, into a small bogey on rails. Three sets of rails run up to the area where they are working. Most of the men are wearing bunnets.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1910
Subject notes
The tar works and chemical works congregated at Port Downie, where the Forth and Clyde Canal was linked to the Union Canal, providing cheap transport for bulk goods throughout the Central Belt. Later rail and road were used. The tar works were damaged by fire in 1973.
Accession number
P15345

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