Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Adamson & Son had this workshop/factory at 140 Arbroath Road.
It was a place I'd pass regularly as a schoolboy, but didn't have a clue what went on inside!
Well after recently finding an advert for them dating from 1970, I can now let it be known that in this Wire & Metal Workers building they called Riverview Works, they made a wide variety of items.
Their wire based products included - guards for windows, fires, fans and similar stuff - then there was fence enclosures for sports grounds, animal pens, works security etc and they also made more general items like baskets, sieves, trays and so on.
Their sheet-metal products included - lockers, bins, pipes, signs, storage tanks, things like that.
This picture of the premises was taken in March 1972 - but not long after, they had moved biz to Clepington Road and by around 1973/74 this building was demolished.

Photo by DC Thomson.

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