Wallace and Co Netherplace Ltd of Newton Mearns

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Reference WMO/277113


Netherplace Road

Newton Mearns


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Roll of Honour with a drawn picture of forces against a giant flag at the top and the names written by hand. The names of the fallen are underlined, in a glazed wooden frame. Wallace & Co Netherplace Ltd. Newton Mearns - Netherplace opened around 1795, originally as a bleachfield. It combined later with the Tofts works, specialising in bleaching, dying and printing. Tofts works was demolished in 1930. By 1861, Netherplace employed 400 people. Netherplace was owned by John Wallace who lived in Netherplace Cottage located near by the works. John Wallace died in 1891 but Wallace and Company was to last for almost a hundred years after his death as part of the large Manchester based calico printers association. The current location is unclear but it is held by East Renfrewshire Library Service- the pin is at the original locatiion
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The ROLL OF HONOUR/WALLACE & CO. NETHERPLACE LIMITED/[26 names in 2 columns of whom 2 fell]//_____KILLED

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