Any employment records?

My grandfather John Thomas Smith, a skilled fitter, lived in Govan Drive in Alexandria, a few minutes walk from the factory. This was in 1908, the year of my father's birth.

The family were most probably there from January 1906 till about 1913/14 when they moved south to Kent and my grandfather worked for Vickers.

I had always understood he worked for Albion Motors on the Clyde whilst in Alexandria but I wonder if he spent some time working for Argyll Motors.


Do you know of any employment records in existence for the firm?

Also. do you know how staff were recruited and if advertisements were placed nationally?
My grandfather was from near Keighley, Yorkshire. and I wonder how he would have found out about vacancies in Glasgow.

I look forward to you reply,
Gillian Shilling
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