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Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (RIAS/Landmark
Trust S.) by Frank Walker, Fiona Sinclair
The architecture and historical delights
in this guide demonstrate the diversity of an area whose common
boundary is the River Clyde - iron age forts, austere chapels
raised by Celtic saints, great castles like round-towered Rothesay
and the stronghold of Dumbarton.
The Clyde at War
The river Clyde and its estuary played
a central part in both World War I and World War II. It was also
the scene of human tragedy in the form of the Clydebank and Greenock
Told primarily through period
photographs - including those taken by Luftwaffe reconnaissance
missions - and with reference to a wide range of written sources,
this book pictures a nation at war and the river which was
One Man's River: Clyde in Pictures 1920-1980
this gem of a book"
"While many books have been written
on the Clyde and its maritime tradition, few can be as evocative
as Len Paterson's work celebrating the life and work of photographer
Dan McDonald.... - a fitting memorial to a man who spent his
whole life cataloguing the ships he loved"
of the Clyde: Stanley Spencer's Vision at Port Glasgow
Sir Stanley Spencer is considered by
many to be one of the greatest English artists. Men of the Clyde
features Stanley Spencer's epic paintings of Lithgow's shipyard.
The pictures depict the different
trades and activities involved in the great collective enterprise
of building a ship. The heroic depictions of the workers act
as a reminder of Scotland's great industrial tradition.
The Herald Book of the Clyde
This evocative collection of photographs of the Clyde and its people is a unique chronicle of the life and times of the river - from the halycon days when resorts like Rothesay, Largs, Ayr and Prestwick were a playground for the people of Clydeside, and passenger steamers like the Waverley plied their trade to and fro across the Firth, to the dark days of the Clydeside blitz, and the golden age of shipbuilding, when battleships and ocean liners sailed majestically down the river and into legend.
Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay
This book by Archie Clark has a
wide appeal for both students of transport history and also
to those with an interest in the development of the west of
Scotland. The author had a personal involvement in the restoration
of the terminal at Wemyss Bay.
The book is 320 pages, contains 200 photographs,
maps, and the author's architectural plans and is in A5 format.
Warship Building on the Clyde
Based on records of the yards involved, this title studies the impact of growth, development and decline of the Royal Navy in Clyde, its yards, and the people who lived on it. This is the story of the rise and fall of British sea power and industrial might through the story of the River Clyde.
- The South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde
and Renfrew (RIAS/Landmark Trust Series of Illustrated Architectural Guides
to Scotland). By Frank Arneil Walker.
- Views and Reminiscences of Old Greenock
- Wemyss Bay to Bowling, Loch Long and Loch Goil
- Gourock, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay from Old Photographs
- Images of Greenock
- Old Gourock
River Runs to War
This book was suggested by a visitor to the web site
who made the following comments, "I have in my possession
a book called
River Runs to War' by John D Drummond,
author of H M U Boat and Seagulls over Sorrento, published by W H Allen in
1960. It tells of 'The Clyde's historic and top secret role in the Allied
victory...told for the first time.'"
Local books from Amazon.co.uk