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Robert Wilson & Sons food canning factory, the stables of Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Irvine, Ayrshire: factory workers outside the converted stable block

RIBA Ref No RIBA62533
Architect/DesignerAdam, Robert (1728-1792)
Artist/PhotographerStreet-Porter, Tim
CountryUK: Scotland
Subject Date1969
Image Date1969
Library ReferenceAP/MP3/88 (TSP, AP/MP3N/76, 23)
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectManplan 3: Town Workshop
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 3: Town Workshop' in Architectural Review, vol. 146, 1969 Nov. In the early 1950s Robert Wilson & Sons established their food canning business in the stable block, designed by Robert Adam, of Eglinton Castle, which became part of the area of Irvine New Town, designated in 1965. These premises were insufficient to accomodate the expanding butchery department so an 'Air House', devised by the Gourock Ropework Company, was erected at the rear of the stables in 1969.

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