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Boatyard pics (4 of 4)

Postby Ronnie » Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:06 pm

Now wash your hands ...

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... polish your big boots ...

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... fix those fuses ...

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and sling your hook.

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Now break that glass ...

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... and <sing>Set the controls for the heart of the sun</sing>.

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Hope you enjoyed these.
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Re: Boatyard pics (2 of 4)

Postby crusty_bint » Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:11 pm

Great pics Rondo!
Ronnie wrote:This door has a rusty tint (where have I heard that name before?) ...
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Re: Boatyard pics (3 of 4)

Postby duncan » Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:48 pm

Ronnie wrote:the tower of power ...

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probably my favourite from the above. some really nice pics ronnie
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Postby Sharon » Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:34 am

Those are some topclass photos Ronnie.

Now, regarding the main website, absolutely this should be a project - as should many more in the forums.

I am currently looking at a couple of open source cms tools. For hidden glasgow to really work at its best it needs to enable more than just me adding the content!!!!

As you might have noticed this no longer happens often due to too many work commitments.
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Postby Fossil » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:10 pm

Very nice Photos Ronnie. Top class…
Defo for the jurnos… How about Tom Shields in the Record.

I spoke to someone from the BBC on Saturday night about this place. He said the Beeb had covered it 3 weeks ago (about the same time Graeme found it then)…He’s going down today for a look
himself. I think you have to see it yourself to enjoy it believe .

Put it up on the public forms now that’s my vote

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Re: Boatyard pics (1 of 4)

Postby Fossil » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:27 pm

Ronnie wrote:Here are some of my pictures of the boatyard, taken last Sunday.

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My fav Ronnie. It would be nice to see some quality (like these)
photographs somewhere on the site

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Postby Ronnie » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:01 pm

Thanks for all your positive comments on my photos.
I think we now have more than enough pics of this site for a feature on the main pages.
What's the latest news on how much of the site has been flattened?
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:07 pm

I think they're actually just doing the road just now so we might have a wee while longer. Im feart about putting it on the main pages though incase any arse holes take it upon themselves to go down and wreck the place
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Postby Fossil » Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:59 pm

Here's a couple after a bit of a fiddle :)

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Postby Ronnie » Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:02 am

From the August issue of "Local News for Southsiders"

(http://www.glasgow-southsiders.com/)

"BOATYARD SINKS

"A unique boatyard on the Southside of the River Clyde is being evicted by a sponsor of the River Festival which plans to build houses on the site.
Based at a slipway near Renfrew Ferry, the Clyde River Boat Yard Ltd has been taking boats in and out the water to repair and store them for the past three years. The company's lease expires on July 31. 'There has been a boatyard here since 1937 and it may even date from 1913,' said owner John Hill. 'I'm a master craftsman and boat builder and believe if this yard goes, the river will lose the last part of its small boat building heritage. I'm angry and dismayed because we are well placed for the M8 and the airport and we have people coming from all over the country to see to their boats here. There is nowhere else suitable for what we do. There are 20 jobs dependent on the boat related businesses here. I don't think it is right that we have to be moved to let houses be built.'
Alex Maltman of Mitchell Outboard Services said, 'This is an industrial site and I can't understand how it can be re-zoned for housing. You can't print what I think about the situation.'
"But Brian Clark joint Managing Director of Park Lane which is developing the site and whose company is co-sponsor of the River Festival commented, 'I've visited the boat yard and am convinced the people genuinely believe that is the only place they can operate from. I feel like pig in the middle. The reality is Mr Hill entered a short-term tenancy agreement and has known from the beginning that it would expire on July 31. His sub-tenants may not have known that. That agreement was with Clyde Port. Park Lane purchased the area with vacant tenure from Clyde Port as part of a 300 acre £500 million redevelopment. That means we expect all tenants to be off the site when we take over. I know Clyde Port have bent over backwards to accommodate them at Rothesay Docks with a new build site, but they are not receptive to that. We are keen to be involved in regenerating the Clyde but it was made very clear to the yard that it would only be there for a short time and was subject to redevelopment.'
"Clyde Port had not responded to a request for their comment by the time the LOCAL NEWS went to print."

Anybody have latest news on this site?
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:16 am

I forgot to say, i passed it the other night (from the road), theres now secuirity fencing closing off the site. It also looked as though there was a new door on the office building at the road front
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:43 pm

Another little piece of history being swept away without much consideration to its historic and cultural significance to be replaced by this:

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Hey ho, I hope the development brings what it promises to Renfrew tho.
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:54 pm

Passed the boatyard today and found the big winding gear in pieces ...don't know if thats a good thing (meaning its being kept and moved) or a bad thing (meaning scrapped)?

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Postby Fossil » Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:09 pm

Bastards :evil: anything else crusty?



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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:27 pm

Thats all thats left of the place, apart from some piles of rubble, but they'll be gone shortly. The steelwork for the new residential development is going up now. It was sad to see the place go, but I must admit the redeveloment will be a great thing for Renfrew, and will hopefully reconnect the town to the river and Glasgow in a meaningful way and regenerate this almost forgotten little backwater.

Great job they did on the Town Hall in Renfrew btw, has everyone seen it?
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