An aerial view of Carntyne Industrial Estate, from the 1950s.
This was one of a number of industrial estates set up in the years following the Second World War, in an attempt to reduce Glasgow's economic dependence on heavy industry by setting up ready-made facilities for light industries. At Carntyne, these included an estate canteen, which provided catering facilities for all the factories and workshops on the estate.
Some idea of the variety of industries attracted to Carntyne Industrial Estate can be gained from the names of firms which set up business there - West of Scotland Wringers, South Wales Switchgear, Clydeside Machine Tool Co, Caledonian Tractor & Equipment Co and Clanross Knitwear.
Reference: Glasgow City Archives, P7627
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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