Some of Bridgeness Pottery's workers:
Back row, left to right: Charles David McNay, Alexander Bell, J McDonald, Alex Bell jnr
Front row, left to right: William George McNay, John McNay, Josiah Cox McNay
Although the names above were written on the back of the original photo some are incorrect.
The Biscuit Warehouse in the 1920s
The Sponging Shop in the 1920s
L-R: William Dickson, Jean Walker (Haston), unknown, Agnes Balderston.
L-R: Peter Gilfillan, Maggie Cochrane, Julia Donaldson, Jean Corbett, Bella Grant, Kate Fearns, George Hamilton
Written on the back of this photo: Pottery girls during the war
Back Row L-R: Belle Hawthorn, Janet Dickson, Cathy Bell, Minnie Patrick, Margaret Miller
Front Row L-R: Julia Kidd, Margaret McIntosh, Jan Sneddon, Christine McNeill, Irene Stirling
Back row L-R: Margaret Nimmo, Isa Grant, Mary McGregor
Middle row L-R: Bunty Buchanan, Margaret Robertson, Kitty Bell
Front row L-R: Lizzie Hamilton and Morag Hawthorne
L-R: Annie McCaulay, Celia Cameron, May Bell
Saggar maker Tommy Thompson (right) with apprentice
Lillian Robertson in the late 1940s
A lorry decorated for the annual Infirmary Pageant
Falkirk Council Archives have given me permission to show the following six photographs. Copies can be purchased from
Falkirk Council Archives, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR, or from their website link below.
When ordering, please quote the P reference number.
The Slip House c1920 : P22360
Clay Preparation c1920 : P22359
Bridgeness Pottery Spongers c1920 : P14070
Saggar filling / emptying : P22361
Billy Johnstone ready to lead his horse, Skipper, in the annual Infirmary Pageant c1935 : P13497
L-R: Annie Bow, Celia Cameron, May Bell
L-R: Jessie Miller, Adam Hamilton, Janet Sneddon, Annette Smullen, Nan Sneddon, Ann Smullen
L-R: Meg O'Neill, Netta McIntyre, Eleanor Tooey
L-R: Helen Ledgerwood, Caroline Gilmour, Celia Cameron