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Greenock in the 1950's By Joe Gurney
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This book gives an insight into the history of life in Greenock in the decade after the Second World War. The town had suffered extensive damage during the war due to enemy bombing and new housing... More > was a priority. The slum clearances had been planned and new homes were being constructed in the suburbs. There was also a need for new schools, and many were being planned in order to give the local children a better environment for their education. For too long Greenock and district had been dependent on shipbuilding and engineering, and new industries were needed. The fifties saw a number of companies from the USA setting up firms in both Greenock and Port Glasgow, offering a new type of employment. The decade was looked upon as a critical time for Greenock, with many important decisions having to be made which would have a bearing on the future of the town.< Less
Greenock Princes Pier By Joe Gurney
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This book tells the story of one of the most iconic River Clyde Railway Stations and it's Steamer Terminus, Greenock Princes Pier. During it's time it served as a base for the Glasgow and South... More > Western trains and paddle steamers (competing with the Caledonian Railway based at Gourock), the trans-Atlantic liners and during the Second World War, one of the most important points of entry and exit for British, Empire and American troops. The railway line connected Greenock directly to all parts of the United Kingdom. The days of travelling from St Enoch Station in Glasgow to Greenock in order to go 'Doon the Watter', or set off on a trip to America are vividly brought back in this richly illustrated book.< Less

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