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Scotland Photographic Memories

Scotland Photographic Memories

The photo 'Clydebank, Glasgow Road 1900' appears in this book.

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Caption for Clydebank, Glasgow Road 1900: Situated on the Clyde, opposite the mouth of the River Cart, Clydebank was little more than farmland until 1871-72, when J & G Thomson began the construction of a shipyard. Clydebank went into production in 1872 with three steamers for Thomas Skinner of Glasgow. A town eventually grew up on land behind the shipyard. On the left is the Clydebank Co-operative, a teetotal organisation which banned its members from selling alcohol until 1959.

An extract from Scotland Photographic Memories.

Memories of Clydebank

Top right side - corner flat. Wimpey Homes 1986 - Clydebank's Centenary year - flats collectively renamed Centenary Court

I was brought up in Top Flat, 29 Radnor Street. Last Close, Westwards. Went to Kilbowie primary school when it opened. Remember newspaper boy selling school photos as the first post-war school to be built. Also the plasticine - have a box of it in the house. Remember morning service and school dinners; (...Read full memory)

I lived in Holly Street, North Kilbowie, I was born there 1949. My gran and grampa moved into 1 Holly Street in 1939 before the Second World War. The stories they knew about the blitz were funny as well as tragic. I lost my great-grandpa, his body was recovered without a mark on him. I now move forward to 1954, the year (...Read full memory)

I lived at 27 Radnor Street, last but one tennament to be flattened. My first year of school was at the "new high school", on Bouquanaran; 10 class rooms open, we had to scramble among the bricks to get to class. Then I went to Radnor new primary school, next I went to the old high school down in Clydebank, outside toilets (...Read full memory)

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