Armadale in Pictures

(2009 July - September)




William Marshall “and pals”: an example of the sort of information we receive regularly.  Do you recognise any of the people in the photos? Do you have information about the Atlas Steel Foundry? Then  e-mail Rosie

The Marshall family lived in a company house whose last rent receipt for 6 Church Place is shown above.

Willie Marshall b1925, his brother John b1928, and two pals, Joe & George. They lived around Church Place.  Probably all their fathers worked for the Atlas.

William Marshall, possibly outside 6 Church Place.  He was born in Bathgate in 1892 and died in Armadale on 1 March 1933 while still a foreman at the Atlas.


Torphichen Hills. Castlethorn prehistoric hillfort (left),  Gormyre Hill (right) Infra-red


Cairnpapple KAP
Infra-red KAP


On Cairnpapple Hill   KAP


Looking east towards the stadium from behind Church Place, Armadale KAP


Views from Wood Park, Armadale Larger images Here   KAP


Armadale Station signal box with a white structure which is a copy of the tower at the Empire Exhibition.  Station Master: George McGillivray; signal man Jock McCallum? who lived in South Street; Stewart and Bill McGillivray, brothers of Jean Hardie whom we thank for the two photos.
The photo is a floral representation of one of the Clyde steamers.  The photo was taken when the LNER had prizes for best kept stations.
An aerial view of Armadale's industrial past (c1972) showing Armadale Works of The North British Steel Group.    Photo supplied by Billy Sloan.