Provender Stores

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John Lindsay
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Provender Stores

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Does anyone happen to know when provender stores became a common feature of Scottish station goods yards?

The attached photo shows the one that was at Biggar in 1946 when the RAF took some aerial photographs. It is marked on the 1940s OS map, but not on the 1912. I am trying to narrow down the time when it might have been erected. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks

John
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Violets49
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That looks like a standard LMS 'lightweight Hut' used for many purposes. Most were used by the agricultural foodstuffs Merchant 'Silcocks'. They dated from the 1930's, were made of sheet asbestos on a wooden frame and came in various sizes. Detail drawings ar in 'A pictorial record of LMS architecture.' by V.R.Anderson and G.K.Fox. (OPC 1981)
John Lindsay
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Post by John Lindsay »

Many thanks for that information. It confirms that it was out of the time period I am modelling (pre-WW1). All photos of similar buildings I found were dated in the 1930s or later.

Cheers

John
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