Old Photograph Christie Park Alexandria Scotland
Old photograph of Christie Park in Alexandria, a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Christie Park lies on the site of Notman's Park, which was a small area of woodland and open field with a burn running through it. Notman's Park lay to the north west edge of the village of Alexandria, which, by the turn of the century was expanding northwards towards Balloch. In 1900, Notman's Park was bought by John Christie who laid it out as a public park for the inhabitants of the Vale of Leven.
Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of Alexandria, a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The town's traditional industries, most importantly cotton manufacturing, bleaching and printing, are long gone. Alexandria sits on the former A82 main road between Glasgow and Loch Lomond. There are regular bus services on the route and the town has a railway station on the rail line between Balloch and Glasgow Queen Street. The town is situated on the River Leven, four miles north west of Dumbarton. The Argyll Motor Works, is a former car factory in Alexandria, It was opened in 1906 by Argyll Motors Ltd, at the time the largest producer of cars in Scotland. After the Argyll company folded it was used as a torpedo factory, subsequently lying empty for many years. A. J. Cronin's uncle owned a pub in Bridge Street. Alexandria sits on the former A82 main road between Glasgow and Loch Lomond. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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