Stevenston Water Works

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Vivc113
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Re: Stevenston Water Works

Post by Vivc113 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:37 pm

Very interesting!!

Was this Jim Paterson a nice man? How did he come to get this job?

These days the old waterman's cottage is back to life, with someone renting it!! It's no longer white though the way it used to be. It is now grey. Glad I took a pic of it before they painted it.
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Re: Stevenston Water Works

Post by 5siamese7 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:46 pm

Jim was one of the old school who stuck to rules. He was a bit inflexible and made many enemies. He relied on his wife in that he couldn't cook for himself. What is a nice man? well Vivy I don't know but I did get on with him and I think he liked me.

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Re: Stevenston Water Works

Post by 5siamese7 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:10 pm

How did he come to get the job? Well he worked his way up from the ranks. He used to talk about being snowed in and living on porridge in some isolated places to do with working for the board. He was appointed manager down at Largs where he lived away up in the hills. In the early sixties he was appointed manager for the Stevenston works were he stayed until he retired moving to a council house in Morrison Avenue.

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Re: Stevenston Water Works

Post by Vivc113 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:04 am

5siamese7 wrote:Jim was one of the old school who stuck to rules. He was a bit inflexible and made many enemies.
I'm liking him already.

I am wondering what the new people in the house have done with the evil looking statue the previous owners had in the window. I should have offered to pay for it, and would probably have got it!!!
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Re: Stevenston Water Works

Post by Chico1968 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:23 pm

At last,I have a much better image of the water works.Image2018-01-11_24 by Charles Gordon, on Flickr

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