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Alex Glass

Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock

Greenock had been made a burgh of barony in 1635, and Greenock men and ships engaged in trade as well as in the herring fishing: by 1675 there were complaints from Glasgow that Greenock merchants were infringing the staple of the royal burgh by handling salt, brandy, tanned leather and wine

Greenock



Residential west-end in foreground, Town Hall tower and urban centre on the right. Main harbour area projecting into river in middle distance, hiding Port Glasgow beyond. Dumbarton Rock centre distance and Kilpatrick Hills on left.

1958

Gourock and the Upper Firth of Clyde from the east



Railway pier and terminus station right centre, approach line blocking access to the west side of bay. Road-metal quarry in volcanic plug on left. Dissected Cowel plateau: Dunoon extreme left: Holy Loch right centre.
John

Don`t know how I missed this thread   Cheers for starting it AG   Here`s some pics of Greenock.

Belville Dv Multies due for demo (2 been done already).

JCJ demolishing multi storey floor by floor.

Greenock Central Station.

Old Glasgow & South Western Railway line from St Enoch in Glasgow to Princes Pier in Greenock.
HollowHorn

Scary, those flats look to in very good condition.  
John

They are a bit rough inside, but i`m not sure why they are coming down. I will find out tomorrow.
cybers

Can see my wee brothers hoose in that first one Scary...
Just doon beyond those flats on the left hand side.
He said sommit a while back about a rumour going round he might be subject to a CPO as they try to lift the place a little more upmarket.
John

Well I didn`t get anywhere with my enquiries, just a repeat of what you heard Cybers.
James

I can well appreciate they're pretty manky inside but the views from them are just  



James H
wee minx

Cartsdyke Church, which is next to the flats, is in a ruinous state just now, and in a very dangerous condition.

I got a wee bit of info on the church and Cartsdyke itself

"Cartsdyke
CARTSDYKE, late a quoad sacra parish, in the East parish of Greenock, Lower ward of the county of Renfrew; containing 3651 inhabitants. This place is situated on the Frith of Clyde, and adjoins the town of Greenock, of which it has become a suburb, on the east side, it is also called Crawfurdsdyke, from the erection of a small quay by its proprietor, Thomas Crawfurd, Esq., who obtained from Charles I. a charter erecting his lands here into a burgh of barony. There is a good roadstead, much frequented by the Glasgow and other shipping sailing along the river and Frith of Clyde. The parish was separated from Greenock in 1839, for ecclesiastical purposes, under the superintendence of the presbytery of Greenock and synod of Glasgow and Ayr; the stipend of the minister is derived from seat-rents. The church, originally in connexion with the Secession Synod, was rebuilt on the same site, in 1828, at a cost, including a school-house, of £1052, raised by private subscription; it contains 906 sittings. Besides the school attached to the church, there are several other schools, affording instruction to a considerable number of children"
cybers

Excellent Shots of the Church M...
Going over that way this weekend to see my brother and his kid so might give it a look...  

Old Gourock Jetty
Stuball

I've been there too









Sing along...

wee minx

I had a play with Windows Movie Maker, and put this wee vid together  

Doog Doog

Interesting vid,Minx.
Gives you an eerie feeling when you see stuff that tenants have left behind.The one with the suitcase,we used to have a carpet like that in the '70s.Garish purple and it was in my sisters room.
Stuball

Stuball wrote:
I've been there too









Sing along...



Building torched again last night. This time is burnt right through and the roof has gone
John

It was a matter of time before that happened Stu
Stuball

Scary wrote:
It was a matter of time before that happened Stu


Funny... I said the EXACT same thing
John

Stuball wrote:
Scary wrote:
It was a matter of time before that happened Stu


Funny... I said the EXACT same thing


I last saw the Church about 3 weeks ago and it was boarded up again, but the vandals down that way are near enough unstoppable, just look at the nearly new commumity centre they wrecked across from the Church
cybers

I stood at my brothers window down there about 6 weeks ago watching the little tykes trying to steal a scissor lift.
When that was a non runner as the lift was around 30ft above the ground some little oink obviously excelling in physics at school proceeded to climb in the scissors and start away with a big knife on the hydraulic hoses...
Pity the polis showed up before the lesson was over  

Kid brother is under the impression it has actually gotten a lot worse of late.
James

£5m new station for Clyde town (Evening Times)



PLANS for a new £5 million train station in Gourock have taken a major step forward
after a deal over land was reached.


Inverclyde Council’s Regeneration Committee has agreed to sell a triangle
of land to Network Rail to allow the company to press ahead with a major revamp
of the station.

The land sale now means that wider plans for the regeneration of Gourock can
be considered.

The development will include a new station, improved access for buses and taxis
as well as the demolition of several redundant buildings.

The number of car parking spaces will also be increased to 111.

Regeneration Convener Councillor Jim Clocherty said: “This is a significant moment
in the long-term future of Gourock. Network Rail can now build their new station in a
way that maximises the potential for regeneration around the pier head. Discussions
are ongoing with Network Rail about how best to use surrounding land owned by
the company and the Council.”

The council will work in partnership with local urban regeneration company, Riverside
Inverclyde to come up with a master plan to transform of the station area.

Riverside Inverclyde has a proven track record in Greenock and Port Glasgow, including
the £180m regeneration of the James Watt Dock and the historic Sugar Sheds.

Planning permission for the new train station was granted in September.

It is hoped the plans will help breath fresh life into the town.



James H
Jock58

Taken from near Cardross station



Jock58
Beano

Newark Castle Port Glasgow





Dovecot
Doog Doog

Great pics peeps
John

Beano wrote:
Newark Castle Port Glasgow




Dovecot


That should be n the Phallic Symbol bit  
Beano

    Oh I see wit ye mean.....     yer a awafy man Scary      
Doog Doog

Some from Hogmanay








Beano

Great set of photos Doog Doog, enjoyed looking at them well done mate.
   
Mahdi West

A photo of part of the remains of James Watt Dock Branch crossing over East Hamilton Street. I've heard that this is going to be demolished / removed and the site flattened for road widening and, a wild guess here, flats.

Mahdi West

Gourock Station. A bit of an eyesore but with all the demolishing and chopping and changing, especially over the past 25 years, its unintentionally unique looking now as a station building.
Doog Doog

Excellent
Doog Doog

Dunoon Ferry passing what appeared to be an aircraft carrier,Gourock.



AlanM

Its not an aircraft carrier (too wee), probably a frigate or destroyer - its not one of the new type 45s
Doog Doog

http://www.aisliverpool.org.uk/hi...?map=RiverClyde&date=20100220
According to this,it was HMS Ark Royal.
cybers

Pretty sure that's still laid up in Rosyth for repairs  
Mahdi West

A few of the old Broadfield Hospital in the Port. Conversion for flats on the way.






Mahdi West

The remains of the yards on Ardgowan / Belhaven Streets at the Port.









Doog Doog

excellent pics,mahdi
Mahdi West

A few from the Esplanade in Greenock.


John Galt Memorial


Navigation Light
Mahdi West

Former Glebe Sugar Refinery


Doog Doog

nice ones.
Mahdi West

Former St. Columba's Gaelic Church, Greenock. Now a place to buy your carpets etc.
Doog Doog

I always wondered what that was.
fastnet

Thanks to cybers for this location.

Stuball

big anchor

cybers

Who me ya cheeky fecker  

Nice job on that Fastnet .... dont park up there in the dark unless yir willing to share

Wierdos chappin yir windows when all yir trying to do is eat a chinese  
Stuball

cybers wrote:
Wierdos chappin yir windows when all yir trying to do is eat a chinese  


Voice of experience there....

chap many windows tonight?
cybers

Nah but they asian ferr wriggle when yi eat thum  
Mahdi West

A few of Gourock station now that they've finished it.


I imagine that this must have been the ferry platform before they built beside it.






AlanM

wee visit to the Greenock today for the Red Arrows and the Tall Ships leaving for Lerwick.

Some of the Ships...










AlanM

and some from the Red Arrows






fastnet

Brilliant pics alan.......

Where were you for the red arrow pics......I was at the tall ships and the view was crap....
AlanM

fastnet wrote:
Brilliant pics alan.......

Where were you for the red arrow pics......I was at the tall ships and the view was crap....


Lyle Hill
fastnet

Feck.....

I was going to go there but thought I would be too far away........
Doog Doog

An excellent set there.
the_scorpion

Fantastic pictures.  

Here's a couple I took when I was on the roof of the high rise.










Doog Doog

Nice ones,scorpion
Mahdi West

Bumpers Scorpion  
the_scorpion

Thank you
mr.underwood

Tall ships and red arrows

Alan,On the second to last picture of the red arrows,can you tell me if the
object seen on the water is the remains of the sugar ship which was sunk
around there quite a number of years ago.I was under the impression that the wreck had all been removed some time ago.Thanks,Hobbit.
cybers

The wreck is still in place

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=....002398,0.008143&t=h&z=18
sputnik

the sugar boat is used as a reference point in the area and is popular with divers.
cybers

sputnik wrote:
the sugar boat is used as a reference point in the area and is popular with divers.


Thought its been off limits for years ? Mod are always sniffing around it chasing pleasure craft as it can be seen from my brothers window !
mr.underwood

Sugar boat

Thanks for the replies folks,it's been a long time since I've been around that area.I used to go on board new Naval vessels near her when they were about to do their weapons trials. Fond memories of those days
Hobbit
stairheedramy

picture from the recent tall ships event- a small puffer sailing towards the big boats
Doog Doog

Nice one
AlanM


Cloch Lighthouse by 1Alan_M, on Flickr
Doog Doog

  simply stunning Alan
st200

 
Doog Doog

Found these pics taken around 1984 - 85 when a couple of mates
and I walked the Prince's pier branch from Cart junction into
Greenock.

Cart Junction


On the outskirts of Linwood


Houston & Crosslee


3/4 mile marker


Milepost
Doog Doog

Between Bridge of Weir & Kilmacolm


Kilmacolm


Bridge of Weir


What was once Devol Viaduct


Portal at Greenock
Hawick_1987

Excellent photaes!  
Beano

Doog Doog wonderful set mate      
btw...yer mates look gay..    
cybers

Beano wrote:
Doog Doog wonderful set mate      
btw...yer mates look gay..    


Careful there beans probably 40 something 18 stane big hairy bikers who frequent The Blue Oyster bar noo  
Stuball

Nice Doog.... just wondering if I ever posted my pictures from the Princess Dock line through the middle of greenock?












Rest of the set viewable HERE
Doog Doog

 Aye Stu I remember seeing those before.
Doog Doog

cybers wrote:
Beano wrote:
Doog Doog wonderful set mate      
btw...yer mates look gay..    


Careful there beans probably 40 something 18 stane big hairy bikers who frequent The Blue Oyster bar noo  


Aye well they do look a bit camp.

However,Brian,the one on the right on both pics got married a few years ago to a nurse called Marie.
Alan,the other guy,I've not seen in years.He had a nasty accident at work.
While recovering ,he was diagnosed with MS. He moved from Summerston
to Kirkintilloch and thats the last I heard of him.
His views could be forthright and definetly not PC!
Glaspark

Gourock


Black and White by michael.harris79, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Glaspark - very moody, nice!  
Stuball

Hi Glaspark, merged your thread with a more general thread for the area
Glaspark

Stuball wrote:
Hi Glaspark, merged your thread with a more general thread for the area


Many thanks & to Hawick_1987
KyleGallacher

Greenock's Lost Railways

I Visited Greenock's lost railways earlier this year, not going to lie.. 1hour walk through marshland to find a 10ft steel fence which was beyond difficult to surpass was worth it.

Disclaimer: At NO TIME gaining access to the tunnel did the word"safe" come to mind, There was only a Mattress there which didn't even come close to giving you enough height to get over the fence.


Me by http://www.facebook.com/KGMPhotograph, on Flickr


Tunnel Signal by http://www.facebook.com/KGMPhotograph, on Flickr


Beautiful Green effect by http://www.facebook.com/KGMPhotograph, on Flickr


Inside 'The Simba' by http://www.facebook.com/KGMPhotograph, on Flickr


Danger: High Voltage by http://www.facebook.com/KGMPhotograph, on Flickr


The walk by http://www.facebook.com/KGMPhotograph, on Flickr

Edit: not sure if I am at the right area for this, or duplicating another thread, sorry if that is the case  
Catnip

Fantastic!  
Charlie Endell

 Superb photos, Kyle.
fastnet


Port Glasgow pier. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


In unison. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


End of the row. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Doog Doog

superb
lewisfair9

Greenock

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Greenock 10/8/15











lewisfair9

Bellville street, Greenock - 4/11/15

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