Well this one is definitely me!  I will start by saying in my defence though that I’m dyslexic and I don’t see words in the same way as other people, okay?  (Just ask my parents about the Eeyore, Kanga and Roo incident…)

Anywho, on with the story…

At work our department is scattered around several buildings, some in the centre of Glasgow and some out in Clydebank.  Normally I’m in the city centre, but for the past 3 weeks I’ve been working out of our Clydebank offices.  Now I’m lucky in that the train line that I’m on means that I can go to Partick, change trains and arrive at the station right next to the office, or I could stay on the train and hike across Clydebank shopping centre to the office.  I’ve been doing the former as it’s quicker, however it took me until this week to work out exactly why the station I arrived at was called what it was.  Now if I wasn’t such a keen stitcher it might not have been quite so embarrassing, but as I am, it was a total mental head slap moment.

So, let’s see how many of you know your UK sewing history – what is Clydebank well known for producing?

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Sewing machines, and the name of the station?  Yep, Singer, home of what was once the biggest sewing machine factory in the world.  And the double irony?  I live in the area that they had their first sewing machine factory in outside the US.

Photo courtesy of Sewing Machines Reviewed

What’s worse is that I KNEW the first part of that historical fact… I’m off to sit in the dunce’s corner now.

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