David Colville and Sons

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Reference WMO/268092


Glasgow Museums Resoure Centre

Woiodhead Road




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Silver
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: In storage at the GMRC. Wooden carved memorial plaque commemorating steel workers from Colvilles, who died in WW1. Large wooden plaque with carved design in centre of light wood depicting a male worker in flat cap and apron holding shovel in one hand and sword in other, with flames to one side, and wing and anchor to other with dates 1939 1945 above. (GMRC ID PP.1992.28.1) Sloped lower section to support book (PP.1992.28.4) with silver chain (fits with the rest of chain and silver clip, PP.1992.28.1.1). The company, based I Motherwell, was founded in 1871 and was Scotland's leading steel works until nationalisation in 1951. It was privatised in 1951 but the construction of a new plant at Ravenscraig led to the demolition of its old furnaces. It was renationalised in 1967 as the British Steel Corporation, itself now in private hands.
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