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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Govan Graving Docks  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Govan Graving Docks was built from 1869 to 1875 by the Clyde Navigation Trust due to the huge demand for a facility that allowed the bottoms of ships to be inspected and repaired. It finally closed in 1988.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Their days are numbered if this development ever gets off the ground


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Govan Graving Dock by stuballscramble, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Managed a wee quick wander in here seeing as the sight has been cleared of the jungle that had reclaimed it. Will need to go again as i saw some fixtures and stuff I would love to photograph.


Govan Dry Dock Pumphouse by David C Laurie, on Flickr


IMG_1581 by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Dry Dock1024 by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Stairway to heaven by David C Laurie, on Flickr


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The Pumphouse by David C Laurie, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

cybers wrote:
Will need to go again as i saw some fixtures and stuff I would love to photograph.


Gies a shout...
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I'm a bit worried seeing it without any trees. If the Council remember that site exists, it's only a matter of time before the docks are filled in and some faceless metal-and-glass shape unceremoniously donked on it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Whilst I can appreciate the concern of a piece of history being lost forever the world keeps spinning. The march of the town planners carries on and local investment is sorely needed. The aesthetics of glass and aluminium towers are a whole lot more appealing considering what was there now... whilst some like the dereliction and eyesore as its all they know and are blinkered and some would say feel threatened by progress and inward investment.

It's about time Govan remembered its a long time since it was a town and after 103 years are still blinkered to the fact it's merely a suburb of Glasgow all the way out to Shieldhall.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Totally agree with you Cybers.

A couple of years ago I visited Manchester and the transfomation of their docks has already brough benefits to the city and they have tried to maintain some of the history of the place.

It isn't the council who will provide the needed investment that will come from developers. The council need to ensure they have a vision of what could be and encourage and assist those with the money that they transformation is achievable.

Oh! Great pictures too  

   


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