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Andrew Strang & Company Ltd.

Andrew Strang & Company Ltd.

The importance of Andrew Strang & Company and the Blair Foundry to the local community cannot be underestimated. Although Hurlford is an inland village, its products can be found on the seas across the entire world. The site of the foundry was chosen due to its closeness to the Portland Ironworks and the blast furnaces of William Baird & Coy. Andrew Strang came to the village in the 1850's when he was 44 to begin his job as manager of the ironworks before setting up his own foundry in 1864. His foundry supplied rails and other metalwork required by the areas many collieries.

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