Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This afternoon the steam locomotive the Tornado will be making a visit to Glasgow Central.
- It will arrive from Crewe at 14:23 and will stay on the platform for about 30mins before going to Mossend Yard to be serviced.
- It will be back in Glasgow Central for 17:40 before leaving for Crewe at 18:23.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Today's image is of the puffer Stormlight which I got confused with this one built by Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow in 1937.
I was wrong and thanks to the magic of Flickr, I now know that it was built by Yarwood's of Northwich in Cheshire in 1957.
She was built for Ross & Marshall and more details about the vessel and its career are available here.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Slightly delayed by all the doors open day preparations, I've spent this afternoon scanning and uploading the next batch of Dan McDonald photographs - the 'Ss'.
There are 22 new photos, including this one which was the oldest ship uploaded - an 1866 paddle tug called SAMSON
Monday, September 12, 2011
We had a wonderful 53 people battle through the miserable weather in Johnstone yesterday to visit us. Thank you to everyone who came to see our display.
We had over 60 items out on display which have all been put back now so we've got about 50 metres of table space to work on again. It was a lot quicker putting it away then setting it up!
It was really nice to have people in to get a preview of some of the collections that we work on and it got us all enthusiastic about processing some of the ones further down our list - particularly the British Corporation ship plans which are a complete mish-mash of vessel types but full of interesting things.
Friday, September 9, 2011
We're open Sunday 11 September from 10am to 4pm and we hope to see lots of people there.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Patricia Cain is giving a talk at the House for an Art Lover on Sunday 25th September. The Rivited Eye will discuss:
her experience of being the unofficial artist-in-residence during the construction of Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum and her work for her highly acclaimed recent exhibition, Drawing on Riverside at Kelvingrove Art Gallery.There is also an opportunity to see some of Trish's work here if you missed the exhibition at Kelvingrove.
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Friday, September 2, 2011
Too busy this week getting ready for doors open next Sunday to scan in the next batch of Dan McDonald photos - sorry! Instead, I'll offer up an extra example from the 'Rs'
Today's photo is the puffer Roman built by J & J Hay, boat builders based in Kirkintilloch in 1904.
I've featured her before but thought I'd add this one in as when I uploaded it to flickr, another user came back with the information that they thought this was taken at Blackwaterfoot, Arran.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Ooops, I meant to blog about Manufacturing Week at the beginning of the week.
However, the telegraph had a good article about the history of manufacturing over the weekend which is worth reading and they have been writing about the subject all week as part of their analysis of British manufacturing.