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Govan Ironworks, Glasgow, 1950

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Govan Ironworks, Glasgow, 1950

Oatlands, Govan, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND facing West. NCAP: RAF: National Air Photograph Survey - 03/04/1950

Media ID 4056297

Aerial Chimney Housing Residential Furnace


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This print showcases the iconic Govan Ironworks, a symbol of Glasgow's industrial prowess in 1950. The aerial perspective offers a unique glimpse into the bustling Oatlands neighborhood of Govan, located in Lanarkshire, Scotland. As we face westward through the lens of the National Air Photograph Survey conducted by RAF on March 4th, 1950, an array of intriguing elements come into view. The towering chimney dominates the skyline, its billowing smoke hinting at the intense activity within. Surrounding it are rows upon rows of residential housing, providing shelter for those who toiled at this mighty ironworks. A sense of community is palpable as families create their lives amidst this industrious backdrop. In stark contrast to this vibrant scene lies a cemetery nearby - a poignant reminder that life and death coexist even in such dynamic environments. This juxtaposition serves as a powerful testament to the human experience during an era defined by progress and change. At its heart lies William Dixon's furnace - an emblematic feature synonymous with Govan Ironworks' legacy. Known affectionately as "Dixon's Blazes" it represents not only technological advancement but also pays homage to the countless workers whose dedication fueled Glasgow's rise as an industrial powerhouse. As we delve into this remarkable image captured by The Royal Commission on The Ancient And Historical Monuments Of Scotland, let us appreciate both its historical significance and artistic beauty while acknowledging that commercial use should not overshadow our admiration for these extraordinary landmarks from

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