Above is a very rare colour picture of workers in Block ‘K’, taken in 1970. This picture was sent to us by Allister Hutton (Front Left) and I am sure that you will all agree that this very rare picture is a real snapshot in time.
DO YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF PHILIPS FACTORY THAT YOU CAN SEND? IF YOU DO, THEN WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT.
Allister told us the following information, but if you see yourself, then please get in touch.
“Hi Garry, as requested I have attached a colour photograph of Philips Hamilton Toolroom personnel in ‘K’ building during 1970. I served my time in the Toolroom as a Mechanical Engineer with Philips Hamilton from 1966 to 1971, leaving in 1974 to join Martin Black wire Ropes in Coatbridge. I left Martin Black in 1978 to join Shell Exploration and Production in Aberdeen where I stayed for the next 37 years before retiring in 2005 in Banchory.
I have tried to identify as many of my ex colleagues as possible in a structured manner, perhaps your viewers could identify the missing names. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Person with cap and glasses peering over Bob Letham’s shoulder – unknown cleaner.
Bob McCallum ( broad smile in a white coat, shirt and tie ).
John Phillips ( Partially hidden with shirt and tie ).
Danny Creechan ( Smiling with thick black eyebrows ).
Ian Hamilton ( highest person in photo with white tee shirt showing ).
Second Back Row – Left to Right
Bob Letham of Letham’s buses Blantyre ( tall person in white coat, shirt and tie ).
Person with grey coat and sun on his face and chest – unknown.
Jimmy Gibson ( grey coat, broad smile with Mexican style moustache ).
Alan Lockhart ( roundish face with shirt and tie ).
Person with face partially covered – unknown.
Bert Russell (grey coat, glasses, shirt and tie ).
John Dunse ( big guy with glasses and blue shirt ).
Middle Row – Left to Right
Jock Richardson ( Short person in white coat, shirt and tie ).
Person with sun on his face with long hair – unknown.
Ian Cuthbertson ( glasses and Mexican moustache and beard ).
Second Front Row – Left to Right
Person with long hair – unknown.
Barry Brown ( grey coat with yellow note book, crew neck sweater, holding onto Philips sign ).
Robert McCartney ( long side burns, moustache, both hands on knees ).
Front Row – Left to Right
Allister Hutton ( kneeling with grey coat, blue shirt and hand on vice ).
John Baird ( arms folded next to Philips sign ).
Brian Marshall ( long shoulder length hair, right arm touching Philips sign ).
If anyone knows Bob Letham’s contact details I would to speak to him again. Would like to hear from anyone in the photograph.
If you would like to be put in touch with Allister, then please send me a PM and i will pass on his contact details.