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Report - Govan graving docks

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Karibou, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Karibou

    Karibou 28DL Full Member
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    well this was hardly a mad adventure into the unknown, as these docks have been explored many times
    I learned about them on Hidden Glasgow :
    to have a look at their very interesting report from before demolition (2003) :

    So old news really, but I was glad of the shots I got, so here they are :

    most of the buildings have been knocked down now, but the place still bears a strong sense of what the heyday of the shipyards could have been like.



    I though this building had a very nice structure:


    fancy a wee waterslide?


    this bridge (along with the 2 others) actually used to be pulled under the dock to allow ships to enter! it's massive
    you can see how it works on the blueprints (thanks HiddenGlasgow):


    from the part that has been almost entirely demolished (see hiddenglasgow for old pics)


    post industrial wildlife... too bad I wasn't fast enough for the foxes :D

    thanks for looking!

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