AJS welcomes Glendale Local History SocietyPosted: 22nd November 2017
A&J Scott were delighted to welcome members of the Glendale Local History Society to their mill site at Wooperton in Northumberland last week. 23 members of the group donned hi-vis, hard hats and ear protectors for a tour of the site including the log yards, sawmills and machining workshops.
The Glendale Local History Society was founded in 1977 to promote and encourage the study and recording of local history in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Recognising the role of forestry in the region, Andrew & Robert Scott were pleased to provide a guided tour of the mill facilities, which thankfully have developed a lot since the time horses pulled timber out of forests!
The A&J Scott site itself is also of interest to the group, being located on a railway station site not used by the railways since the 1950’s.
Andrew Scott, Chairman, said, “We really enjoyed showing the group around the sawmill facilities and log yard. The work of the Glendale Local History Society in recording and preserving the history of our local area is tremendously important, and the modern forestry industry has a key role to play in the county’s future propserity.”
Our photo shows members of the group begining the tour outside A&J Scott offices.