Foundry talk

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THERE was a large turn-out of members and non-members to hear Margaret Copland, president of Monifieth Local History Society, deliver a talk on ‘James F. Low, Ironfounders, Monifieth’ in the Community Cabin on Wednesday evening.

Introduced by Marianna Buultjens, talks convener, the speaker related how for over 180 years the ‘Big Foundry’ had been the main employer within the local area.

The machinery produced by the company for the textile trade, she revealed, was exported throughout the world.

Members of the audience participated in discussion, with many either having worked in the foundry or being descended from long-term employees.

It was agreed that it was a sad fact that nothing now remains to indicate that the engineering works and foundry ever existed.

Marianna Buultjens thanked the speaker for sharing her researched information. Our picture shows members of the audience intently following Mrs Copland’s address.