Thank you to Stephen McMahon who wrote:
"This photograph shows a large group of women
and men outside an industrial building of some kind.
My father, John McMahon, is the man in the white
overalls standing in the centre of the second row from the rear. He died,
aged 60, in 1972 when I was 16.
"I remember, as a child, asking him about this
photograph and only recall that he mentioned something about the war (WW2).
He was not in the army due to a heart condition, and I know that he worked
as a machinist during this period.
After the war, he worked as a delivery driver
for Drummonds and then for Rankins (both fruit and vegetable suppliers in
"Looking closely at a high-res scan I have made
of the photograph, I can decipher the words "LOCHRIN GARAGE" above the
I have searched the Internet for clues but have
only come across references to automobile repair shops in the Fountainbridge
area (where Lochrin Place is).
The automobile aspect would tie in with his
passion for mechanics and car repairs in general. However, these are only
guesses as to who the group represents."
Stephen McMahon, Munich, Germany:
September 6, 2007.