Clyde shipyards

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Postby scallopboy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:33 pm

viceroy wrote:
crusty_bint wrote:
HollowHorn wrote:what is meant by the "Animal Lairage" :?:


Why where animals where laired of course... either after dismbarkation or before embarkation onto a boat/ship :wink:


From a 1960's Clyde Navigation Trust brochure which I happen to have - picture of Merklands Animal Lairage. Room for 3000 cattle as well as sheep & pigs and there was also an abattoir.

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It reminds me of Cleopatras on a Sunday night :wink:
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Postby onyirtodd » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:50 pm

scallopboy wrote:

It reminds me of Cleopatras on a Sunday night :wink:



The floor looks cleaner here :wink:
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Postby viceroy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:44 pm

sharon wrote:Could you post up a scan of the brochure viceroy, would be great to see it!


Sharon, it's an A4 size brochure of nearly 30 pages so it's a bit impractical to scan and post the whole thing. I could go through it and pick out various bits which might be of interest. But actually, would the brochure be of value to you from a professional point of view? Quite happy to mail it to you or even pop it into your office, no bother at all. Maybe there are things in it that you could use. Just a thought.

Meantime here are pics of the front and back covers showing Prince's Dock and Queen's Dock.

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Postby Fossil » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:00 pm

8) Love it

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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:31 pm

Bloddy hell, look at the Tenements beside the Rotunda 8O
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Postby job78989 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:15 pm

Excellent post viceroy cheers!


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Postby viceroy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:37 pm

Appreciate the positive feedback on this post.
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Postby retired tiger » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:20 pm

crusty_bint wrote:poo... where was Drysdales?


Just along from the Yoker Ferry. (Upriver). Me Dad was there for 49 1/2 years.
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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:08 pm

retired tiger wrote:Me Dad was there for 49 1/2 years.

I hope they gave him his "50 year money" :!:
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Postby retired tiger » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:38 am

HollowHorn wrote:
retired tiger wrote:Me Dad was there for 49 1/2 years.

I hope they gave him his "50 year money" :!:

They asked him if he wanted to stay on and get his 50 years in, he said *!*!*!*! yersel!
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Postby viceroy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:48 pm

Here are another couple of pages from the Clyde Navigation Trust brochure referred to earlier. This is the article on "future development". Interesting if somewhat grim reading considering what History actually had up its sleeve.

The 2nd page may be a bit on the wide side. The text might not have been legible otherwise.

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As I see it there are essentially 3 reasons to account for Glasgow's eventual demise as a deepsea port.

Firstly, the decline of its industrial base. This had already begun at the beginning of the 20th Century but was temporarily slowed down by the reconstruction necessary after both World Wars. The loss of Empire as well as cheaper and probably more efficient overseas competition were likely the most important factors in this process.

Secondly, the advent of containerisation. This was a development which took hold like wildfire as it dramatically reduced vessels' turnaround. Most of my working life has been spent in the shipping industry and I saw this revolution taking place over the course of a few years during the 1970's. By 1980 I reckon near enough 80% of global trade was being moved in containers. Upriver general cargo facilities like Prince's Dock and Queen's Dock, which were already seriously underutilised in the 1960's, simply became obsolete.

Thirdly, Glasgow's geographical location on the north west coast of Europe was a big disadvantage. It was therefore unable to develop as an intercontinental shipping hub like other large ports in more favourable locations, such as Felixstowe, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
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Postby viceroy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:00 pm

yoker brian wrote:Drysdales was in Yoker - manufacturing pumps - later taken over by Weir Pumps


This was about to go to the Glasgow Clippings thread when I remembered Drysdales had been mentioned here.

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From an Industry and Commerce supplement to the Glasgow Herald, dated 6 July, 1960.
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Re: Clyde shipyards

Postby Pripyat » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:37 pm

sharon wrote:Its been asked for so here's the HG Leaflet which looks at the past and present of the Clyde. Lots of shipyards featured!!

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/block/front.jpg

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/block/back.jpg

This might be just too big and open a topic to be just a single thread.... hmmm


Nice work Sharon. I know this is not perhaps strictly Glasgow,
but it would be a nice touch to include us with the "big" ships ;)

My grandfather worked for Beardmore's and John Brown's on
the big ladies of the Clyde, can we extend a wee bit up river
from Yoker please. If you need a hand just shout :)
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Postby Mori » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:54 pm

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5050631.html

ONE of the Clyde's most historic landmarks is facing a fresh threat of demolition.The Titan crane at Govan, which dates back to 1911, will disappear from Glasgow's skyline if shipyard bosses win permission to demolish it.Owner BAE Systems granted the 250-tonne crane a stay of execution in 2002 after it scrapped plans to knock the A-listed structure down.


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THE 250-tonne crane was granted a stay of execution in 2002 after BAE Systems scrapped plans to raze it to the ground. Picture: Mark Gibson
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Postby peter » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:27 pm

When an apprentice I used to get sent to the foundty in Dysdales with bits and pieces for the journeymen. The gaffer used to issue me with tram tokens but I just walked from Broons to Yoker and back and keep the tokens for myself.
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