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Clydebank attractions

I confess my knowledge of Clydebank, other than it's war-time history and it's shipbuilding heritage, is a little sketchy; but I would love to visit Titan some day. What would be the more obvious attractions of Clydebank to the first-time visitor venturing beyond Glasgow?

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From memory, when I started in John Browns in 1964 singers and the yard employed about 15,000 people and I know at one point it was many more.

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At the tail end of the 19th century Singers employed over 16,000 people and its factory clock was taller than Big Ben, lol. Browns employed about 2,000 people around about the same time, amazing stuff.

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Just keeping it open, lol, would have been easier to say "bump" lol

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I worked in the shipyard in the 60s. I think you will find that Brown's employed about 10,000 people at the time of the WW1 and about half of that in the 60s.

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I'm talking about 1899 Alex and about Singers, I only threw in the fact about Browns at the same time, the amount of workers has fluctuated greatly especially in War times :-)

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I guess you weren't watching the football from hampden tonight Davie? If you were, then commiserations. Wales done good. Its always good to see this thread pop back up. Many changes in Clydebank of late?

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Same old story for Scotland purple, but think Wales deserved their win on the balance of it. Lots of on going regeneration going on everywhere you look, going in the right direction, The new Italian restaurant on Kilbowie road is open for business and looks great from the outside, not been in it yet to review it but will try get round to it, its a converted church and looks the part, good to see they installed a disabled elevator as it is very hilly,

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Interesting archaeological find in Clydebank,,

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37290979

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Have just read thru the postings about attractions in Clydebank. I was looking for information about the building of the Queen Mary. Any possibilities other than maybe something at the museum?

Thanks for your help.

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