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Postby Vladimir » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:05 pm

Apparently its a Royal Navy Flag?!?


Its military for sure. Just making a point really...
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:32 pm

Mori wrote: couldn't resist photoshopin that pic that you posted up.

:)



Nice one Mo! 8)

you could have at least removed the dust while you were at it :P ::):
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:34 pm

As for the Flag, probably something to do with the Fleet Air Arm housed here at the time perhaps?
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Postby Mori » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:12 pm

didnt want to go over board and loose the originality of the pic pgcc,

sorry voyager got you mixed up as your post was right unders socceroo's

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Postby maxpower » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:07 am

Going back a page, someone mentioned that something "plane shaped" can be seen on Google Earth near the school. I've been searching high and low but can't find anything of the sort! Anyone guide me in the right direction?
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Postby Snapshot » Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:54 pm

Here's my version of the image... a few of the worst scratches removed, and some colour tweaking to get it looking a bit better.

Sadly there's only so much that can be done, although some light sharpening has tidied the lines up a bit...

I've tried to minimise the edge darkening, however I decided to leave the old edges in so that it still looks "period" :-)

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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:16 pm

Good work fella :)
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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:31 pm

Nice Bus :P
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Postby Mori » Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:42 am

Lovely work snapshot. :)
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Renfrew Airport

Postby radar » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:55 am

I have recently been scanning many of my old negatives and have come across this photo which I am fairly certain was taken at Renfrew back in the early 60s. I'm not sure if the BEA aircraft I was on was arriving or departing but there seems to be quite a crowd bottom right in front of the building :o

Sorry the quality is not that good but perhaps someone would like to try the magic wand trick on it!

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Postby Snapshot » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:33 am

Err, am not great at colouring in.... can anyone else offer some assistance :?: 8O :?:


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Postby andy_young » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:54 pm

Hi guys

just found this site a few weeks ago and this is my first post !!

This thread about Renfrew Airport caught my eye as I've always been curious as to why it disappeared and Glasgow Airport came to being however ...

Google Earth ...

co-ords 55 52 11.37 N, 4 23 00.48 W

ssems to show a "tiled" exposed area under what is now part og KGV playing fields ... part of airport parking apron maybe ?

Quite a few patches exposed if you hunt around ....

p.s.how do you post an image ?!
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Postby andy_young » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:43 am

hopefully pic of tiled area from Renfrew Airport (?)

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Postby Socceroo » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:20 am

Aye it is Andy, have a wee look at page 4 of this thread :wink: We've already done that bit with Google Earth and the position of the runway has been overmarked.

I've got some photo's i took when i was up at Arkleston a couple of weeks ago, i'll post them once i find them.
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Overlay of 1960s map on Google photo

Postby adrianwalker » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:36 am

I grew up in the early 60's aircraft-spotting at Renfrew on Friday evenings as a 12 year-old. After reading this fascinating thread. I tried to plot the airport layout on Google, using the photos and an airport diagram from an early 60's British airports book. It worked out not too badly, but the ramp ended up having too much area, so I knew something was off quite a bit.

Then recently I got a copy of a Geographica map of Glasgow from about 1960 from my Father, and overlaid it on Google. To my utter surprise, after aligning points such as the Arkleston cemetery, intersection of Glasgow Road and Glebe Street, and Paisley Road, the runway does indeed seem to be just to the north of the M8.Image Although not perfectly aligned and the streets are over-wide on the map, it all fits rather nicely.

My sincere thanks to you all for so much information - I look back on those years with much fondness, and it was the start of my life-long romance with aviation. Any other photos will be much appreciated.

Greetings from the west coast of Canada.

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