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Sunset on the Clyde: The Last Summers on the Water

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The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort piers were hives of ac ...more
ebook, 345 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by in Pinn
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Written by a man who worked on Clyde steamers during his summer vacations from University. The book covers his childhood memories of the Clyde passenger ships, his work on them, and later experiences of ships and ferries.

The heart of the book are his recollections of working on ships as an Assistant and Junion Purser. Various Clyde ferries feature, most of which came to a disappointing end in breakers yards, although a few escaped to work in other countries, to become floating restaurants or ev
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