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Mar-Apr 1932

Miss Beefex      Miss Beefex 1

Miss Beefex 2

'Miss Beefex' painting by Howard Hooker, July 1986

 

 

A Model Gift to Rab from Lady Bee Chaytor

 

Pilot

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Rab Richards (1906-1992)

 

Rab Richards, after returning to Scotland via the USA, set up Jaeger System Concrete Ltd in Glasgow in December 1935.

The "Tower of Empire" was design by Paisley Architect Thomas S Tait, also known as "Tait's Tower", it was 300 ft (91m) high!

In July 1939 it was demolished as it could have guided German bombers to Glasgow, the only part remaining today is the foundation,

less than one foot below the surface! (See below)

As it's the 80th Anniversary year of its construction, and if the original plans are still available, perhaps the "Tower" could be re-built?