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Stenlake Publishing - Clydebank – <i>Then & Now</i>

Clydebank – Then & Now

Author : John Hood
ISBN : 9781840338270
Cover : paperback
Price : £10.95

Clydebank’s development was inextricably linked to the rise of its industries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, among them Singer’s sewing machine factory, the Kilbowie Ion Works, and John Brown’s shipyard. Homes were needed for the workers and before long tenements stretched right along Dumbarton Road and Glasgow Road with new streets laid out, including Belmont Street, Alexander Street and Hume Street. So much housing was being built the the place became known as the ‘risingist burgh’. All this was cruelly halted by the 1941 Blitz, which killed over 600 people and smashed the town. Clydebank rose again but it went on to suffer the loss of much of its industries and today the contrast between Clydebank ‘then’ and Clydebank ‘now’ is stark. This book tells the full story of these huge changes ad features 31 views from decades past accompanied by their modern equivalents.

Clydebank – Then & Now
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