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Stenlake Publishing - Gourock <i>Then & Now</i>

Gourock Then & Now

Author : John Fyfe Anderson
ISBN : 9781840338744
Cover : paperback
Price : £11.95

Gourock, on the Renfrewshire Clyde Coast, is an ancient place that for many centuries was little more than a fishing village. In the 19th century Gourock gradually became popular as a holiday resort, accelerated by the opening of the railway to Greenock in 1841 and busy enough to be raised to police burgh status in 1858. When the railway was extended to Gourock in 1889 the town was even more accessible. So in then and now terms the late Victorian and Edwardian housing looks much the same today but transport and industrial sites like the railway station and the torpedo works have been transformed. Shops too look very different today. As a seaside town Gourock had a number of inter-war art deco buildings, the zenith of design at the time, but casualties of declining fortunes and fickle architectural tastes.

Gourock Then & Now