Meets: Cedars School of Excellence, 31 Ardgowan Square, Greenock, PA16 8NJ on the last Thursday, September to April at 19.30 hrs. No December meeting. Contact: Peter Gifford, 11 Gordon Avenue, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5EX.
Tel : 01505 863386. firstname.lastname@example.org [09.2014]
- 26 September – FAIRFIELD CARGO SHIPS 1957-1999 – Paul Strathdee
- 31 October – THE CLYDE, LOCH RYAN & BEYOND – Captain Murray Paterson — Stena Line
- 28 November – 7 WORKING DAYS – Maurice Napier202030 January – TORBAY AND PLYMOUTH – Peter Gifford27 February – PASSAGE TO PAPAY – Robert Warnock26 March – AGM & CUNARD’S QUEEN MARY – World Ship Society
Tape/ slide show from Bert Novelli
- 30 April – YEAR ON THE CLYDE 2019 – Paul Strathdee
BRANCH REPORT –
”50 Years On”
Our branch – which is based in Greenock – was founded in the summer of 1965.
We celebrated our 40th birthday in 2005 with a special Dinner which was held at
the Tontine hotel. Our special guest on that occasion was Jimmy Poole, Honorary
General Secretary. Long-service medals were presented to George Gardner,
Paul Strathdee and Robin Wilson who were all founder-members of the branch.
To commemorate our branch’s 50th Anniversary we opted for a more modest, less
formal event. On a Saturday in August 2015 a group of members enjoyed a hearty
Lunch at the Royal Gourock Yacht Club.
Those members present were able to reflect on the changes that have taken place
on the Clyde during our first half-Century.
A busy river, bustling Glasgow docks and many thriving merchant shipbuilding yards
all now seem just a distant memory.
On the positive side, though, the container revolution has brought us the Greenock
Ocean Terminal, and the leisure boom has resulted in ever-larger cruise ships calling
at Greenock in increasing numbers.
These pictures were taken at our 50th Anniversary Lunch. [09.2015 plus 03.2016]