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Industrial History at Cathcart Glasgow Scotland

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This morning I visited an old industrial location called Snuff Bridge near Cathcart. To obtain the image I had to struggle ( fall!) down a very steep river bank. However, this was the right opportunity as during other times the foliage on the trees would obscure the view. Originally, there was a (water powered) water mill here which converted to snuff making in 1921 but later reverted to paper making. The bridge is named after the snuff manufacturing. The river is the White Cart Water which powered considerable industrial activity in and around Glasgow from the 17th through to the 20th centuries.

The video on the bottom left shows what I believe to be the remains of an old tramway (not far from the bridge) which was active during the time of heavy industry in the area-milling, coal mining and lime quarrying.

The video on bottom right shows the area around the Snuff Bridge.

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