Glasgow's Industry

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Postby onyirtodd » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:48 am

retired tiger wrote:
ChrisWoods wrote:

The new site is in Linthouse, either the old Fairfield or Stevensons shipyard.



They're at the old site of Alexander Stephens shipyard in Linthouse, Fairfields has survived as BAE Govan, I served my time there 1961-66.


I've a notion my Dad working at Fairfield in the early 60's. He'd been with David Rowan Engineering (opposite Betty's Bar) in Elliot Street till Fairfield bought Rowans to become Fairfield Rowan and later he used the passenger ferry to travel to the sou' side.

He was never happy about that :wink:
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Postby retired tiger » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:26 pm

onyirtodd wrote:
retired tiger wrote:
ChrisWoods wrote:

The new site is in Linthouse, either the old Fairfield or Stevensons shipyard.



They're at the old site of Alexander Stephens shipyard in Linthouse, Fairfields has survived as BAE Govan, I served my time there 1961-66.


I've a notion my Dad working at Fairfield in the early 60's. He'd been with David Rowan Engineering (opposite Betty's Bar) in Elliot Street till Fairfield bought Rowans to become Fairfield Rowan and later he used the passenger ferry to travel to the sou' side.

He was never happy about that :wink:


Was he an engine fitter? I had 2 palls that came over from Rowans.
I sailed on an ex Regent tanker that had a Rowan Doxford engine in the early 70's, had been built 1959/60 as the Regent Falcon, it was the Texaco Durham when I was on it.
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Postby Fossil » Tue May 02, 2006 9:41 pm

John Browns & Son. Can anyone guess the location of this building?
Its not where you think it might be. But still in Glasgow.

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Postby Sharon » Tue May 02, 2006 9:55 pm

Dalmarnock?
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Postby Fossil » Tue May 02, 2006 10:18 pm

sharon wrote:Dalmarnock?


shite :roll: ::):

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Postby Sharon » Wed May 03, 2006 9:32 am

hahahaha I wasn't sure I was right. But if it's the one I am thinking of it's got some nice glazed brickwork on the end!

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Postby pwm437 » Fri May 05, 2006 5:43 pm

John Brown & Sons at French Street, Dalmarnock
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Postby Fossil » Fri May 05, 2006 6:01 pm

sharon wrote:hahahaha I wasn't sure I was right. But if it's the one I am thinking of it's got some nice glazed brickwork on the end!

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pwm437 wrote:John Brown & Sons at French Street, Dalmarnock


yes indeed! 8)

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Re: Glasgow's Industry

Postby motman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:04 pm

Old Fairfields sign taken from the Clyde on Fair Monday 2006 from the Waverley. Its gone now.https://plus.google.com/photos/102598717480473467304/albums/5670011848644299697
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Re: Glasgow's Industry

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Postby robertpool » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:32 pm

retired tiger wrote:
ChrisWoods wrote:

The new site is in Linthouse, either the old Fairfield or Stevensons shipyard.



They're at the old site of Alexander Stephens shipyard in Linthouse, Fairfields has survived as BAE Govan, I served my time there 1961-66.


That would have been the time the government were trying to close Fairfields down and it changed it's name to Fairfields (Glasgow) Ltd
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