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Caption for Clydebank, Town Hall Under Construction 1900: The streets are packed with onlookers, and anxious officials wait by the entrance to the site of the new town hall. In 1881 the population of Clydebank was 1,600, most of whom depended upon the shipyard.In 1882, the American firm of Singer opened a sewing-machine factory, bringing yet more jobs and more people to the area. Clydebank became a burgh in 1886.

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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