Plan - Pumpherston Oil Works

code: LVSAV2008.013.001

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Plan of "Pumpherston Oil Co's Works, Jany 31st 1905". On the reverse, left side written in blue ink "PUMPHERSTON - 1905", top right side "Plan of P.O. Works" in pencil.

The Petrie family moved to Newnes, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia in 1910 then to Glen Davis, New South Wales from Pumpherston to start the shale oil industry at Newnes. A group of objects went from Pumpherston to Australia. The family have now returned to Scotland and gave the documents relating to the oil industry in Australia to a museum there and the documents relating to West Lothian to the Almond Valley Heritage Trust. Mr Petrie was Mrs Lorimer's (the donor) great-grandfather, he worked at Pumpherston Oil Works for 25 years as Refinery Manager and as Director and Advisor in Australia. Her grandfather and father also worked in the industry

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