The architectural iron founding industry in Scotland offers rich detail to the photographer, despite the wanton destruction for the war effort. Eric Watt has captured numerous Glasgow gates and railings, haunted graveyards, from Cawdor Church to Glasgow Necropolis and he also tracked down to London some rare Greek-Thomson-designed lamp posts. The visit to Charles Laing’s Beaverbank Foundry was not fortuitous: the boss was chair of the Society for a couple of years and gave SIHS somewhere appropriate to meet.

Beaverbank Foundry Edinburgh

Burial Grounds


Iron In Buildings


Saracen Foundry Products