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Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: Glasgow in the 1970s - The River  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Have to step outside the 70s for the top and tail of this lot. The first four I took in the course of a day trip, to Rothesay I think it was, probably in the summer of 1960, with two kindly aunts and my first camera, a Kodak Bantam Colorsnap.

Passing a Clyde Pilot cutter (I think - donít quote me, if you know better let me know and Iíll correct this) at the Fairfield yard. The tenements would have been either Howat St or Elder St.



On the stocks at (I think) the Harland and Wolff yard.


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H & W again (going by the buildings in the distance, we must be upstream of Govan Cross).



H & W definitely - that knowledgeable Mr Google tells me that the ship on the right, the MV Daghestan, was built at Harland & Wolffís Govan yard in 1960, an 11,000 ton ore carrier for Common Bros. of Tyneside. Being fitted out, presumably. Canít read the name of the ship on the left.

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The linkspan mechanism near the south slip of the Finnieston Ferry. I would guess that it relates to the days when there was a double-deck vehicular ferry as well, or maybe it had another purpose entirely.  July 1975



Finnieston Ferry  approaching the south slip.  July 1975

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Finnieston Ferry. There was one of these at each end.  July 1975



Finnieston Ferry.  July 1975

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Finnieston Ferry approaching the north slip.  July 1975



Finnieston Ferry leaving the north slip.  June 1975


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Finnieston Ferry, six weeks before the axe fell. Google hasnít yielded much about the MV Victore lying at General Terminus Quay. Thereís an Indian container ship company which uses the name for some of its vessels.  March 1977



Glasgow Herald, Saturday April 30th 1977. Notice how in those innocent days the papers routinely printed everyoneís full address.

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A random collection of Finnieston Ferry shots from 1977.



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Bettyís Bar awaited the drouthy mariner.





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The yard of Carse & Holmes Ltd, shipwrights, boat builders and joiners, which was located between the north rotunda and the foot of Finnieston St. Sadly I lacked the brass neck, and the foresight, to go into places like this and a hundred others, and make a really valuable record of businesses, small and large, which were at this time facing extinction due to changing circumstances.



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