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Clydebank

A few pictures down at the river side in Clydebank today.

The Titan Crane


Rocks N sh!t


Old River Edge


Guy on the crane


Braehead Ferry (long way down)



I liked the river front, itll look better once fully finished, shame about the college neds spoiling it tho
UG_admin

How it all began



The Titan Crane - don't look down



The Titan Crane - don't look up

glasgowken

Re: Clydebank

tobester wrote:
A few pictures down at the river side in Clydebank today.


Old River Edge



I liked the river front, itll look better once fully finished, shame about the college neds spoiling it tho


Yeah, in the summer they will be basking on that slab like seals on a lump of pack ice Wonder how many rescues will be called in during the first summer.
















This photo has a message of sorts
Ronnie

Ah, yes, Clydebank ... does anyone know precisely where the victims of the Clydebank Blitz are buried, and why there is no central monument to them?
HollowHorn

http://www.theclydebankstory.com/image.php?inum=TCSA00054

http://www.wdcweb.info/news/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=12841

http://www.wdcweb.info/heritage/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=7643

http://www.clydebankrestoration.com/casulties.php

I lived in Graham Ave. from age 10 till age 14, the memorial formed part of my playground along with the bombed out buildings on Singer St. & the remains of the Holy City, known to us as "The Terraces"
The below photograph is the way I remember Clydebank, I roamed over every inch of it & know it like the back of my hand:


Bombed out building on Singer St.:


The 'Terraces' (Remains of the Holy City)
UG_admin

Nice ones HH
Fjord

Ronnie wrote:
Ah, yes, Clydebank ... does anyone know precisely where the victims of the Clydebank Blitz are buried, and why there is no central monument to them?


Good question, I can't think off hand of any monument that commemorates civillian casualties of WW2 only the memorials to the armed services.
AlanM

Titan by night

elgee

Fjord wrote:
Ronnie wrote:
Ah, yes,  Clydebank ... does anyone know precisely where the victims of the Clydebank Blitz are buried, and why there is no central monument to them?


Good question, I can't think off hand of any monument that commemorates civillian casualties of WW2 only the memorials to the armed services.  


The memorial to victims of the Clydebank blitz is in Old Dalnottar cemetery(the one on the  A82, south side just  after Auchentoshen distillery and before the Erskine Bridge slip road)
cybers

elgee wrote:
Fjord wrote:
Ronnie wrote:
Ah, yes,  Clydebank ... does anyone know precisely where the victims of the Clydebank Blitz are buried, and why there is no central monument to them?


Good question, I can't think off hand of any monument that commemorates civillian casualties of WW2 only the memorials to the armed services.  


The memorial to victims of the Clydebank blitz is in Old Dalnottar cemetery(the one on the  A82, south side just  after Auchentoshen distillery and before the Erskine Bridge slip road)


Seems a rather out the way place to be putting such an important memorial !
Perhaps its just me
xxx zos xxx

i agree, I used to live down that way, and hadn't a clue it was in there.
elgee

http://www.theclydebankstory.com/image.php?inum=TCSA00057
The one in the cemetery is the communal grave but there is another memorial stone in Graham Avenue, just off Kilbowie Road. See above link
UG_admin

elgee wrote:
http://www.theclydebankstory.com/image.php?inum=TCSA00057
The one in the cemetery is the communal grave but there is another memorial stone in Graham Avenue, just off Kilbowie Road. See above link


Nice work elgee.  
cybers

scallopboy wrote:
elgee wrote:
http://www.theclydebankstory.com/image.php?inum=TCSA00057
The one in the cemetery is the communal grave but there is another memorial stone in Graham Avenue, just off Kilbowie Road. See above link


Nice work elgee.  


Seconded...
Nice speed on the research elgee
elgee

cybers wrote:
scallopboy wrote:
elgee wrote:
http://www.theclydebankstory.com/image.php?inum=TCSA00057
The one in the cemetery is the communal grave but there is another memorial stone in Graham Avenue, just off Kilbowie Road. See above link


Nice work elgee.  


Seconded...
Nice speed on the research elgee

I already knew about this but needed a minute or so tae find web pages.  I am a born n bred Bankie who grew up learning about the Blitz and it's consequences.
HollowHorn

All available from Clydebank Library. They also have oodles of photographic albums & microfilms of the local papers. The staff are wonderful too.









AlanM

Some Clydebank pics





harky2402

Another view of the Titan at night...



Cheers,  Mark
wee minx

Very nice  Harky
HollowHorn

Nice site featuring photographs of Clydebank / Whitecrook from the late '70s / early '80s:
http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk/index.htm
James

Nice find.  

This shot's interesting. The old railway bridge is gone and has been replaced
with a concrete underpass on what's now the cycle path. Didn't realise it was
still there as recently as 1980.




James H
AlanM

James, I think that's still there. Its Argyll Rd Just south of the wee roundabout at the Playdrome. Its now got a huge red and black street sign in it.
James

The bridge in the distance? No, it's gone - the abument on the left is still there
but the rest of it is gone.



James H
sputnik

i walk right past there almost every day.
AlanM

james73 wrote:
The bridge in the distance? No, it's gone - the abument on the left is still there
but the rest of it is gone.



James H


Ah...thought you meant the sandstone arch in the foregound
Mahdi West

What lies in store for this now?
Former La Scala Cinema, Graham Avenue.



AlanM


Titan by 1Alan_M, on Flickr
kev

sputnik

all a big part of my childhood,i was 15 when that was filmed.the man who filmed it now lives in the next street to me.
weechookieburdie

james73 wrote:
Nice find.  

This shot's interesting. The old railway bridge is gone and has been replaced
with a concrete underpass on what's now the cycle path. Didn't realise it was
still there as recently as 1980.




James H


This was the track of the old Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway, the bit of the line which ran up from Clydebank Riverside Station (now restored and converted to residential flats), through the shipyard, crossed under Glasgow Road and ran on to join the main line through Dalmuir.  Foreground now Argyll Road, the bridge in the distance all gone now along with John Brown's and is the road down to the riverfront and the new Clydebank College (also the Titan Crane). This is now the main traffic junction from Glasgow Road into Clydebank, the "centre" having moved from the Glasgow Road/Kilbowie Road junction.
Beano

Interesting site on Clydebank

http://myclydebankphotos.co.uk/index.htm
Hawick_1987

Some very interesting pics and stories! Cannae believe Esther Rantzen lifting the pic of the tenement and running away with a story on slums - the papers didnae seem chuffed!!!  
weechookieburdie

Owen's site is Old Clydebank Gold! There's a regular feature (featuring his pics) in the local rag - the Clydebank Post.
Jock58

Beano wrote:
Interesting site on Clydebank

http://myclydebankphotos.co.uk/index.htm


If you look at the Blitz button there is a famous photo of a family walking away from the photographer.

I found out fairly recently that this was my great grandmother & two of her daughters, they had gone down to see the damage. The man and the small girl were not related to them but just put in the photo for effect.

Jock58
Glaspark

Bike


Bike by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people
dmk

that's cool =]
Beano

Glaspark...I would say very cool, never seen that before mate      
Glaspark

dmk wrote:
that's cool =]

Many thanks dmk
Glaspark

Beano wrote:
Glaspark...I would say very cool, never seen that before mate      

Cheers Beano
sputnik

i love the big bike.i pass it everyday,thers is a large concrete rope sculpture on the ther side of the canal.you cant see it in that pic as the front wheel is obscuring it.im not keen on the rope one and dont know what it signifies.
Jock1965

Clydebank

Some interesting stuff.  Went fishing in the canal near Singer in 1974, and there were large GOLDFISH in the canal...but they are gone now, with Singer, as they only survived because the canal was warmer as a result of Singers hot water outlets into the canal.  
A memorial stone was established for Blitz victims a couple of years ago, at Dalnottar Cemetry just before cut off to Erskine Bridge.  Picture I took last year enclosed!  And some other stuff...
Oh yes, and of course, Clydebank is not a 'wannabe Glasgow'.  It is a genuine wee town in it's own right.  Don't tell a Bankie Clydebank is or should be in Glasgow, unless you are interested in instant death.  



Pathfinder Bomber, the first Nazi planes scout Clydebank targets.  Bastards.
Glasgow Loon

Been scanning my dads slides into the computer and came across these ones of the QE2 being built in 1968 when we had a cruise doon the water.






fastnet

Brilliant stuff mate......
Beano

wi him cracking stuff mate.
Glasgow Loon

Found another 2 pics although they may be duplicates but here they are anyway:-



weechookieburdie

A Bankie Never Forgets...

March 13th/14th - Remembering all the victims of the Clydebank Blitz, another year passed, but Clydebank will never forget.

Memorial Garden, Graham Avenue, Clydebank.

RIP

sputnik

72nd anniversary today.lest we forget.though as you say,we bankies never forget.
peter kemp

Goodness how I used to spend hours exploring her. Only wish I had a camera.
weechookieburdie

Nearly 9pm, always creeps me out, this time...my late mum used to dread it every year (was 8 years old at Blitz, asleep in no.1, Second Terrace...but not for long.)
Gutted I couldn't make it this year to the Memorial in Kilbowie Church, had hosp appointment.
Will be putting some flowers at the monument tomorrow. (couldn't make it today)

Always remembered.
weechookieburdie

Calling any, um..."mature" Dalmuir-ites...?

As a wee girl, my mum took me to the Clydebank Repertory Theatre, which was in the ground floor of a tenement in Agamemnon Street. I've been looking at old (pre-war) aerial photos of the area (photos subject seems to be Turners Asbestos Factory, but I'm interested in the backgrounds), and looking at Agamemnon Street down towards the L & D Railway bridge, just before the said railway bridge there is a more or less rectangular building of 4 stories on the right hand side immediately before the bridge, alongside the track. Flat roof, curious to know if it was a tenement block, if so, it looked very different to all the others around in Dumbarton Road/Agamemnon St etc...or was it an industrial building?
Modern housing on the spot now, though the raised banks where the railway bridge was are still evident & landscaped.
Any ideas/clues?

Ahh, just had a thought...pre-war so could it have been the Benbow Hotel...modern Benbow Road is just about on the spot!
HollowHorn

Most of you will be aware of this site:

http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk/index.htm

Further to the above, a couple of 'Guest Photo' sections have been added to the site, Tommy Quinn's set is a major find:

http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk/page43.htm
weechookieburdie

Wow, those pictures take me right back there and then...great to see the old centre of Clydebank again, though can see now how grim some of it was.

Great set of pics, thanks for posting the link. :)  
norrie

Hi Hollowhorn, thanks for the link to those sites
Its great that Tommy Quinn has captured so much of a Cltyebank thats long gone.
While I didn't live there I  had reason to drive to it or through it and remember some of the scenes
sputnik

that is the clydebank of my childhood.it may be cleaner now but it has no heart or soul.all the eggs were put into the one basket around the shopping centre and the town as a whole has suffered for it.the young yins have got no future in clydebank and as if to demonstrate this they even closed down the careers office.would the last one to leave please put off the lights.
cybers

Think that about sums up everywhere Sputnik.

We move more towards the sterile shopping experience where everyone's a drone and all must congregate to the hive but live in a world where you need to walk a mile to get a pint of over priced milk.

Gone are the days when the corner shop was norm and the Hive was the street.
horza

Went for a wander down to the Titan last weekend to try out a few filters during the day and also to have a wee mooch under the docks.



From underneath the Titan:



It amazed me that there was quite a bit of open space on the "land side" under the dock. Whilst most of it has a concrete wall occasionally there are "windows" allowing you to look into the darkness which the water flows into. I always assumed that it would earth and rocks instead of the open spaces.
DavidMcD316

Anymore Clydebank photos around? Dalmuir would be nice too 70s and 80s.
Also never could understand Glasgow road and Dumbarton road. Where does one turn into the other?!
cybers

Kilbowie Road ans Mill Road as its only the dual section thats Glasgow road Was the road not re-aligned at some point in the early 70's ?
DavidMcD316

cybers wrote:
Kilbowie Road ans Mill Road as its only the dual section thats Glasgow road Was the road not re-aligned at some point in the early 70's ?

Just looked at a map. Looks like from yoker to junction with kilbowie road it's called Glasgow road, as you say the dual carriageway section, then Dumbarton road returns.
weechookieburdie

Glasgow/Dumbarton Road

The change point is at the junction with Kilbowie Road, this used to be the main "crossroads" of the town, sadly no longer since the town centre was destroyed and the Clyde Regional Shopping Centre built.
From the foot of Kilbowie Road then, facing the main road...right is Dumbarton Road as it's heading to Dumbarton, left is Glasgow Road as its heading to Glasgow.
DavidMcD316

Re: Glasgow/Dumbarton Road

weechookieburdie wrote:
The change point is at the junction with Kilbowie Road, this used to be the main "crossroads" of the town, sadly no longer since the town centre was destroyed and the Clyde Regional Shopping Centre built.
From the foot of Kilbowie Road then, facing the main road...right is Dumbarton Road as it's heading to Dumbarton, left is Glasgow Road as its heading to Glasgow.


Ah I see now thanks.

Found this on YouTube...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0-yEUYkak4w

1960
DavidMcD316

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotwars/sets/72157626892467809/

good set of photos new to me.
norrie

Hi david,new to me as well, glad somebody took shots of the area and Browns

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