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Eglinton Iron works was a powerhouse industrial factory founded by William Baird & Sons of Lanarkshire in 1846. It is located in the small town of Kilwinning, Ayrshire in Scotland. Kilwinning was founded on the banks of river Garnock 34km south of Glasgow. Kilwinning was very much a farming community but experienced an increase in population, and a broad range of social classes due to the lack of jobs in Glasgow. Kilwinning developed into a reputable centre of archery during medieval times, but later began to be more associated with coal mining, quarrying, iron-founding and textile manufacture (Kerr 1900). Later, a football park, a store, and a school with 400 children were established. Those who attended school would pay from their wages.

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