The Clyde ferries

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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby glasgowken » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:11 pm

My Kitten wrote:
glasgowken wrote:I think you will love it, all those views for a quid :)


Is that a hot date for my diary then?


To be honest it's more likey to be a freezing cold, with icey rain one ::):
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby glasgowken » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:02 am

Dugald wrote:Dugald wrote:
By the way, I still have the ticket for Erskine Ferry from the last time I used this ferry.

HH wrote:
"Please scan & post it, t'would make a nice addition to this thread, not to mention Glasgow Ken's transport fetishes"

I would if I could HH, but I can't, since I don't have a scanner.

Glasgowken, I enjoyed your pictures of the Renfrew Ferry, but let me tell you, I'd never have guessed they were of the Renfrew Ferry. What, with its size, and the white-washed house on the north side, I'd have guessed it was a ferry somewhere up in the Highlands. The Renfrew Ferry with which I was familiar looked just like the old Erskine Ferry.


Renfrew still has a certain wee town feel to it, although that may be changing soon, I believe there's a fair bit of building work planned.
I remember the old chain ferry myself, spent a few Saturday afternoons as a nipper, going back & forth. The crew always left the engine room open for all to see, it was quite a sight watching the chain being hauled through the cogs :)
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby My Kitten » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:19 am

anyone else fancy a wee go? group visit or have i pulled?
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:09 pm

This one Dugald? It's still on the Clyde, it's been converted into a concert venue.
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ps. Just photograph the ticked and post it ::):
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby Dugald » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:49 pm

HollowHorn wrote:
ps. Just photograph the ticked and post it ::):


Sorry HH, I don't have that kind of camera. Oh, sure, I could photograph the ticket with my auld box-camera, but how, prey tell, do i post it? You'll get a picture of it one of these days, I promise.

I liked your pictures. I think I have seen the Renfrew Ferry as a concert hall on one of my trips home... it was docked up at the old Broomielaw, if my memory serves me.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:58 pm

Yes, it moved over from Windmillcroft Quay a few years ago.

pee ess.... The ticket, just post it to me & I'll scan it :P
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby glasgowken » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:49 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Yes, it moved over from Windmillcroft Quay a few years ago.

pee ess.... The ticket, just post it to me & I'll scan it :P


Hands aff, yer too late :P
So anybody up for a wee ferry wander ?
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:55 pm

Post it up, I'm off on Monday, then Saturday / Sunday.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby AlanM » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:15 am

This week coming I can only manage Sat or Sun.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby My Kitten » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:04 pm

HH would you be able to do a wee tour of renfrew town? Sat or sunday suits me at the moment. Saturday prolly better for transport for me.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby yoker brian » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:24 pm

I took a wee trip over to Renfrew today - ferry is only a quid but if you've got a zonecard covering either zone G3 or G8 then you can travel on the ferry.

Took some photos which I'll post later, but would be up for an extended wander (my first HG outing)- Saturday's suit me best.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby HollowHorn » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:14 pm

Yes, Sat should be fine. Shall we move all the wander stuff into it's own thread?
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby glasgowken » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:09 pm

As he said earlier in the thread, Dugald had a selection of Erskine Ferry tickets. He has very kindly sent me them for my collection :-)
Another thing which interested me, was the advert for 'Carlaw Cars' on the rear. From 1930 to 1932, this company hired out garage space in Finneston Street to GCT for some of it's early bus fleet, (the area where the Citroen dealer now stands), I only remembered that when I was photographing them.

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And for good measure he also sent a selection of tickets from elsewhere.
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Many thanks Dugald, i'll take good care of them.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby Dugald » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:39 pm

Thank you very much Ken, for posting the pictures of the tickets. You did a very good job of the presentation, and i must say, I feel quite good about seeing my name mentioned beside the pictures... thank you.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby Mori » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:08 am

Posibilities of the Govan Ferry being resurected by GCC Item 2

INTRODUCTION
1.1 One of the objectives in regenerating the River Clyde is to facilitate increased activity on
the river itself. The Policy and Resources Committee on 20 June 2006 recognised:
- that there is a requirement for a new slipway to be provided to encourage river use
and facilitate the River Festival; and
- a slip sited adjacent to the Clyde Martime Trust premises, within the Riverside
Museum could be managed by the Clyde Martime Trust.

1.2 On the 5 April 2007, the City Council approved the commissioning of a feasibility study into
the provision of a pedestrian ferry service between the Glasgow Riverside Museum at
Pointhouse on the north bank of the River Clyde and Govan on the south bank. This study
is to be progressed, however, fundamental to the operation of a ferry service is the location
and development of a slip for access at Pointhouse, Partick


1.3 This report confirms the preferred location for a slipway at Pointhouse on the River Kelvin
and seeks £2.0 million for its development.

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