|Description||Various photographs of people and places connected to Hall Russell Shipbuilders. The accompanying information about individual photographs varies. |
Black and white photographs:
Photo 1: Depicts two men and two women at a formal presentation, standing in front of a window. Part of the photographs has been cut off. Number on back: 758038. Unknown date, though possible 1950s. Identity of people or occasion unknown.
Photo bundle 2: Two photos showing large piece of machinery. Taken by A J B Strachan of Aberdeen. Photos number 5/57060. Unknown date, possibly in the machine shop of Hall Russell.
Photo 3: Ladies' football team, showing seven women in their sports clothes and football for unofficial team photo. Taken on a playing field. No date, possibly 1960s. Names of people or location unknown.
Photo bundle 4: One photo and two scanned copies of football teams posed on the pitch. The photo is framed, but blurred and shows the eleven men of the team posed in their strip of dark shorts and lighter shirts with a motif on the left chest. Undated, location and people unknown. The first scan is also slightly out of focus and depicts the eleven men posed in their kit of dark shorts and light shirts with the 'NM' logo on the left chest. Date (possibly 1960s), location and names unknown. Second scan shows eleven men wearing the team strip of white shorts and striped shirts and socks, and a man in a suit who is assumed to be their manager. Posed on playing fields with houses in the background, possibly Burntisland (Fife). Some annotations of players' names. Undated.
Photo bundle 5: First photo depicts Derek Ballard operating machinery a Cent e Lathe, in the machine shop of Hall Russell. Second shows Duncan Smith operating a Bridgeport Milling Machine also in the machine shop. Further details about D Smith annotated on reverse. Third photo depicts Andy Peace operating a Horizontal Boring Machine in the machine shop. Studio stamp on reverse; taken by Studio Morgan, Aberdeen, with the photo numbers SM257. Undated.
Photo 6: Film strip style aerial photographs showing a ship being worked on, in the building shed slipway at Hall Russell. Strips are numbered 1 to 4. Photo number SM 1397, studio stamp on reverse. Taken by Studio Morgan, Aberdeen. Undated.
Photo 7: Film strip style photographs showing HMS Peacock, number P239, under construction in the dry dock at Hall Russell. Some images individually numbered. Photo number SM 417, studio stamp on reverse. Taken by Studio Morgan, Aberdeen. Undated.
Photo 8: Film strip style photographs of five views of the machine shop and plumbing shop at Hall Russell. Undated.
Photo 9: Two photographs showing two sides of the same table in the Hall Russell canteen. Most of the people are young men or children, and the table placesettings are formal. Possibly taken one springtime as there are tulips on the tables. Undated, possibly 1950s.
Photo 10: Presentation of a silver cup, inscribed with 'The Wilfred Ayres [award] 1949', showing an older gentleman presenting the cup and shaking hands with the younger male recipient. Men and women in the background. Taking place at half-past six in the evening in the Hall Russell canteen. Reverse annotated with 'A Presslie' (possibly the recipient's name), 'Canteen' and 'A28'. Undated, probably 1949 or 1950s.
Photo 11: Annotated on reverse 'Apprentice Prizegiving 1952/53'. Group photograph taken in the canteen of Hall Russell of the young male apprentices, most dressed formally, with table in the foreground on the right. Stamped 'Aberdeen Journal Limited'.
Photo 12: Presentation of money. Group of older employees watching the presentation of money to an individual, possibly on his retirement. Men dressed in outside coats. Torn at top. Stamped on reverse 'Copyright Aberdeen Journals Ltd Photograph' and an explanation of applying for permission Group of older employees watching the presentation of money to an individual, possibly on his retirement. Men dressed in outside coats. Torn at top. Stamped on reverse 'Copyright Aberdeen Journals Ltd Photograph' and an explanation of applying for permission. Undated, possibly 1950s or 1960s, unknown location.
Photo 13: Formal photograph of a group of gentlemen and one woman at a formal presentation. Annotated on reverse 'Presentation to Tom Hopkins on his retirement (middle)'. Stamped 'Aberdeen Journals 26 Oct 1988'.
Photo 14: Annotated on reverse 'John Hunter Engineering manager making presentation' with John Wright, managing director, present. A watch and a wallet are being presented to Frank Rae, possibly on his retirement, whilst older gentlemen look on, including Sid Kennedy (engineering shop foreman), Eddie Pirie, and George Bissett (foreman, 'sparkie' i.e. electrician). Undated, probably mid twentieth century.
Photo 15: Torn at top. Three rows of men, first row only seated, at a formal dinner and award ceremony. Four presentation shields on the table, amid the place-settings. Two attendees, A Presslie and B Flett, indentified. Stamp on reverse 'Aberdeen Bon Accord and Northern Pictorial'. Undated, probably 1950s.