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Did anybody see the documentary last night on BBC?

Here was me expecting stuff about the ship itself, sure we got that--- but along with it a history of the entire yard and town that built it.

Commentary by Jimmy Reid and various folks who'd worked there (one guy whose name I missed but told tales of his time there as a young apprentice,he was brilliant) plus a bit from Tony Benn and some marine historian who was a tad 'over-enthusiastic' to the point of complete boredom.

Anyways the footage, courtesy Scottish Screen Archive, was evocative in the extreme. I had a right bubble throughout the programme, it was so close to home, or what used to be.

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one guy whose name I missed but told tales of his time there as a young apprentice,he was brilliant

He reminded me of Bill Patterson.

Anyways the footage, courtesy Scottish Screen Archive, was evocative in the extreme. I had a right bubble throughout the programme, it was so close to home, or what used to be.

Aye, just about sums it up.

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Rolo, I missed it due to a commitment at w*rk, which yard was it about, I done my apprenticeship training at Govan back in the late 70`s!!

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Rolo, I missed it due to a commitment at w*rk, which yard was it about, I done my apprenticeship training at Govan back in the late 70`s!!

Which yard built the Q4?

Well it wisnae Fairfields! Did they teach you nothing there, AlexM?

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Rolo, I think you are talking about Tom McKendrick who trained in the yard but then went onto become an artist of some renown. Google can give you more info.

I don't know who I'm talking bout, but HH's observation was spot on. He reminded me of someone I couldn't quite place and it was in fact Bill Patterson, in retrospect.

I'm afraid I don't do Google on stuff like this, I kinda prefer the person-to-person knowledge-type-thang. But call me old-fashioned :)

Trying hereaboots to persuade the wean that a wee train trip to Greenock tomorrow is a good thing. It ain't working so far.............. :roll:

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Trying hereaboots to persuade the wean that a wee train trip to Greenock tomorrow is a good thing. It ain't working so far.............. :roll:

Hey haw, c'mon.!

You de man, you de mammy, you de boss. Stop trying to persuade; wean cannot possibly know the significance, and so cannot make judgement.

You de man, you older, wiser; you tell wean whit's whit.

Make sure wean goes. Wean will thank ye fur it later. This is NOT a bad thing, or a drag you are asking wean to take an interest in.

Don't try to persuade. You de mammy, and you do know better. Wean will love it.

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I don't know who I'm talking bout, but HH's observation was spot on. He reminded me of someone I couldn't quite place and it was in fact Bill Patterson, in retrospect.

I'm afraid I don't do Google on stuff like this, I kinda prefer the person-to-person knowledge-type-thang. But call me old-fashioned :D

Trying hereaboots to persuade the wean that a wee train trip to Greenock tomorrow is a good thing. It ain't working so far.............. :roll:

A trip tae Greenock is always a good thing, go tae Gourock and get the callymac boat I mentioned previously, bargain and a half, and it's got a bar onboard tae.

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