Firth of Clyde

Currently with the Covid-19 situation there is no in-person meeting planned.

Meetings are normally 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. peterclaymore@hotmail.co.uk [09.2014]

peterclaymore@hotmail.co.uk     [09.2009]

2019/20

2019

  • 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.

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These pictures were taken at our 50th Anniversary Lunch. [09.2015 plus 03.2016]