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Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
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 - don’t quote me, if you know better let me know and I’ll 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.
Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
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Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
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 & Wolff’s Govan yard in 1960, an 11,000 ton ore carrier for Common Bros. of Tyneside. Being fitted out, presumably. Can’t read the name of the ship on the left.
Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
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
Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
Finnieston Ferry. There was one of these at each end.  July 1975



Finnieston Ferry.  July 1975
Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
Finnieston Ferry approaching the north slip.  July 1975



Finnieston Ferry leaving the north slip.  June 1975

Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
Finnieston Ferry, six weeks before the axe fell. Google hasn’t yielded much about the MV Victore lying at General Terminus Quay. There’s 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 everyone’s full address.
Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
A random collection of Finnieston Ferry shots from 1977.


Glasgow in the 1970s - The River
Betty’s Bar awaited the drouthy mariner.




Glasgow in the 1970s - The River


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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