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The British Bombardier Cargo ship towering over the surrounding warehouses at Clyde

The British Bombardier Cargo ship towering over the surrounding warehouses at Clyde


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The British Bombardier Cargo ship towering over the surrounding warehouses at Clyde

The British Bombardier Cargo ship towering over the surrounding warehouses at Clyde Dockyard, Glasgow, with dockers playing football underneath her bow, 5th April 1962

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1962 Boat Cargo Commercial Construction Dockyard Heavy Marine Shipbuilding Ships


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In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the bustling Clyde Dockyard in Glasgow on the 5th of April, 1962. The image showcases the impressive presence of The British Bombardier Cargo ship as it towers over the surrounding warehouses, a true testament to its sheer size and power. Amidst this industrial marvel, dockers can be seen engaging in a spirited game of football underneath her majestic bow. This juxtaposition between heavy industry and leisurely play captures the essence of life during that era - where hard work and recreation coexisted harmoniously. The scene is filled with an air of excitement and energy, reflecting the vibrant atmosphere that often accompanied shipbuilding activities. As workers diligently constructed these colossal vessels destined for global shipping routes, their passion spilled over into moments like these when they could momentarily escape their laborious tasks and indulge in friendly competition. This photograph not only immortalizes a significant moment in maritime history but also serves as a reminder of the vital role played by dockyards like Clyde in shaping Britain's commercial prowess. It encapsulates an era defined by progress, innovation, and unwavering determination to conquer new horizons across seas. Mirrorpix has expertly captured this snapshot from our past; it stands as both a visual spectacle and a nostalgic tribute to those who dedicated their lives to building ships that would traverse oceans carrying goods essential for international trade.

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