Clydebank Past & Present.

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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby angee22 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:07 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for such an interesting topic. Im a born and bred Bankie, it brought back lots of memories to me, especially singers where all my family worked, I was too young to work there :). Great pictures. Remember too well going into woolies on a saturday, and walking up Bridge Street to the chippy.

Thanks for the memories.
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby mairead » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:07 am

Great Pictures there HollowHorn. Clydebank once was a hive of industry and these picyures are full of nostalgia.
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Singer Clock

Postby dontudare » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:38 pm

Hi, hope this is the right section of the forum for this request.
I'm looking for any information on what became of the Singer Clock after it was switched off in the late 1960's. I know some people claim that it disappeared, and others say it was shipped to New York. I also know that the hands were melted down and turned into souvenir ashtrays, but what about the rest of it?
Any little snippet of info would be a great help.
You can post your info here, or email me singerclock@live.co.uk

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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:17 pm

An excellent site showing photographs of Clydebank / Whitecrook during the late '70's / early '80's:
http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk/index.htm
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby banjo » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:09 pm

that is a great wee site hh,like you i am a born and bred bankie,miller st ,then off to whitecrook.went to ohr anaw. :)
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby HollowHorn » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:20 pm

From Owen at 'My Clydebank'?
Hello Everybody,
I hope you are all well. Just a short note to let you know I have added an old film that I took in 1975 of Clydebank. I shot it on Super 8 cine film. It jumps a bit in places as it is very old but well worth a watch I think. I hope you enjoy it. Should bring back some memories for a lot of you.


http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk/page6.htm
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby sunnysider » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:27 pm

Thank you for those tremendous pics HH.

I did a printout of the thread and took it to my old uncle who lives close to me down here in west Yorkshire - he was born & brought up in Singer Street with my maw and the other 6 weans, survived the Blitz, been living down here for 50 years now.

They brought a tear to his eye.

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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby Toby Dammit » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:30 pm

That Super 8 film was fascinating. I don't remember Clydebank looking quite that scabrous back then but there you go. Especially good to see the vanished pub frontages, Woolies and the cranes. A real shame though that he just seems to have missed filming The Treadle (see recent discussion of it on the Demolished Dalmuir thread). The last couple of shots were filmed on its location but its gone already.
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby Doorstop » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:34 pm

I agree - what a tremendous little snapshot of 70's 'Bank.

I loved the shot of a very lonely and extremely yellow Gerry's mobile snack bar. I'm pretty sure the much more modest mobile snack bar that howfed outside Whiskey Joe's was named Gerry's too. Same proprietor?
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby banjo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:23 pm

nah doorstop,the caravan was owned by gerry malcolm in the seventies .it sat on union st where the remploy is now.he ran an ice cream van round peterson park for a while as well.he sadly passed away and there is a bench dedicated to him down at rhu.
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby Doorstop » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:11 am

Ah. Suitably edified.

Thanks for that Banjo.
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby kunty mcfek » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:50 pm

banjo wrote:nah doorstop,the caravan was owned by gerry malcolm in the seventies .it sat on union st where the remploy is now.he ran an ice cream van round peterson park for a while as well.he sadly passed away and there is a bench dedicated to him down at rhu.

Wow!!! Gerry Malcolm a name from the past, i can confirm Gerry ran the ice cream van around Peterson park. As kids we used to call him Sgt Bilko, a true gent...
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby banjo » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:33 pm

indeed mcfeck,im off out this weekend with gerrys neice in our company.great people.
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SINGER CLOCK

Postby tea-aye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:20 pm

Isn't the mechanism in the Clydebank Museum?
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Re: Clydebank Past & Present.

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:51 pm

HollowHorn wrote:An excellent site showing photographs of Clydebank / Whitecrook during the late '70's / early '80's:
http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk/index.htm


Further to the above, a couple of 'Guest Photo' sections have been added to the site, Tommy Quinn's set is a major find:
http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk/page43.htm
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