This is just the start of a blog about the shipyard set up by my great grandfather, Henry Robb in Leith on 1st April 1918.
I never knew him, but am researching the history of the yard in tandem with my family history and have come to recognise him as an amazing man who must have had great charisma and determination.
Who else would start a shipyard without access to water and gradually work his way to taking over his old employers and a variety of other yards until his company was the biggest shipbuilder in the area?
I would be delighted to hear from anyone who is a former employee or knew someone who worked at the yard.
I already have a number of leads to follow up when I have some time – as my current work is in Norfolk so I am only able to be back home in school holidays, but hopefully that will change soon!
A selection of other sites with relevant information appears below on the blogroll.
Copyright: Ruth Patterson 2010