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Greenock Collection (#2)

Greenock, a town steeped in history and brimming with captivating sights

Background imageGreenock Collection: The New Saloon Steamer 'Lord of the Isles, 'built for the New Tourist Route in the Western

The New Saloon Steamer "Lord of the Isles, "built for the New Tourist Route in the Western Highlands of
1049575 The New Saloon Steamer " Lord of the Isles, " built for the New Tourist Route in the Western Highlands of Scotland from Greenock to Inverary (engraving) by English School

Background imageGreenock Collection: The James Watt Dock at Greenock (engraving)

The James Watt Dock at Greenock (engraving)
1624595 The James Watt Dock at Greenock (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The James Watt Dock at Greenock)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock (engraving)

Greenock (engraving)
3654961 Greenock (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greenock. Illustration for The Illustrated Universal Gazetteer edited by William Francis Ainsworth)

Background imageGreenock Collection: The 'Greenock, 'Iron Steam-Frigate (engraving)

The "Greenock, "Iron Steam-Frigate (engraving)
1618121 The " Greenock, " Iron Steam-Frigate (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The " Greenock, " Iron Steam-Frigate)

Background imageGreenock Collection: House in which James Watt was born, at Greenock (engraving)

House in which James Watt was born, at Greenock (engraving)
1591473 House in which James Watt was born, at Greenock (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: House in which James Watt was born, at Greenock)

Background imageGreenock Collection: New Court-House, Greenock, Scotland, Messrs Peddie and Kinnear, Architects (engraving)

New Court-House, Greenock, Scotland, Messrs Peddie and Kinnear, Architects (engraving)
2812309 New Court-House, Greenock, Scotland, Messrs Peddie and Kinnear, Architects (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: New Court-House, Greenock, Scotland)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock, Cathcart Street (colour photo)

Greenock, Cathcart Street (colour photo)
3649532 Greenock, Cathcart Street (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greenock, Cathcart Street)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Public arms: Arbroath; Coatbridge; Dunfermline; Wick; Greenock (engraving)

Public arms: Arbroath; Coatbridge; Dunfermline; Wick; Greenock (engraving)
6008978 Public arms: Arbroath; Coatbridge; Dunfermline; Wick; Greenock (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGreenock Collection: The late Mr J T Caird, Greenock, Engineer and Shipbuilder (engraving)

The late Mr J T Caird, Greenock, Engineer and Shipbuilder (engraving)
1595105 The late Mr J T Caird, Greenock, Engineer and Shipbuilder (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The late Mr J T Caird, Greenock)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Albert Harbour, Greenock (engraving)

Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Albert Harbour, Greenock (engraving)
1587733 Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Albert Harbour, Greenock (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Albert Harbour)

Background imageGreenock Collection: New Members of the New House of Commons (engraving)

New Members of the New House of Commons (engraving)
1603398 New Members of the New House of Commons (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: New Members of the New House of Commons)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Mr Thomas Sutherland (engraving)

Mr Thomas Sutherland (engraving)
1045871 Mr Thomas Sutherland (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr Thomas Sutherland, New Liberal MP for Greenock)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Coats of arms of British towns and cities (chromolitho)

Coats of arms of British towns and cities (chromolitho)
2775506 Coats of arms of British towns and cities (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Coats of arms of British towns and cities: Greenock, Nottingham)

Background imageGreenock Collection: The Free West Church, Greenock (engraving)

The Free West Church, Greenock (engraving)
5213693 The Free West Church, Greenock (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Free West Church, Greenock, Mr Honeyman, Jun, Architect)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock, Mid Harbour (colour photo)

Greenock, Mid Harbour (colour photo)
3649534 Greenock, Mid Harbour (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greenock, Mid Harbour)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock, Blackhall Street (colour photo)

Greenock, Blackhall Street (colour photo)
3649533 Greenock, Blackhall Street (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greenock, Blackhall Street)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Combination Hospital, Gateside, Greenock (b / w photo)

Combination Hospital, Gateside, Greenock (b / w photo)
3650721 Combination Hospital, Gateside, Greenock (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Combination Hospital, Gateside, Greenock)

Background imageGreenock Collection: The Duke of Edinburgh on the Clyde (engraving)

The Duke of Edinburgh on the Clyde (engraving)
1054576 The Duke of Edinburgh on the Clyde (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Duke of Edinburgh on the Clyde)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock (engraving)

Greenock (engraving)
820280 Greenock (engraving) by Bartlett, William Henry (1809-54) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greenock. Illustration for Ports)

Background imageGreenock Collection: Register of wedding banns, 1914

Register of wedding banns, 1914
A register of wedding banns for the marriage of Joseph Rutter to Marion Jane Struthers Symington McNeill at the church of St John the Baptist in the parish of Greenock South, Scotland

Background imageGreenock Collection: Renfrewshire PA15 1 Map

Renfrewshire PA15 1 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Renfrewshire PA15 1

Background imageGreenock Collection: Postcode Sector Map sheet 24 Islay and Kintyre

Postcode Sector Map sheet 24 Islay and Kintyre
This Postcode Sector Map (sheet 24) displays all of the first part of the postcode and the first number of the second part, or Inward Code, (eg EX20 3) for Islay & Kintyre

Background imageGreenock Collection: The Custom House at Greenock, Scotland, 1828. Creator: Robert Salmon

The Custom House at Greenock, Scotland, 1828. Creator: Robert Salmon
The Custom House at Greenock, Scotland, 1828

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock, c1840, (1942). Creator: Unknown

Greenock, c1840, (1942). Creator: Unknown
Greenock, c1840, (1942). The Custom House and steamships on the River Clyde at Greenock in Scotland. The Custom House was completed in 1818. From " British Ports and Harbours, by Leo Walmsley

Background imageGreenock Collection: Custom House Quay, Greenock, Scotland, 19th Century

Custom House Quay, Greenock, Scotland, 19th Century
Vintage colour engraving of Paddle steamers by Custom House Quay, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, 19th Century

Background imageGreenock Collection: The first passenger paddle steamer, Henry Bells Ps Comet, on the Clyde in 1812

The first passenger paddle steamer, Henry Bells Ps Comet, on the Clyde in 1812. She carried passengers between Glasgow, Greenock and Helensburgh. From The Book of Ships, published c.1920

Background imageGreenock Collection: Smithston Asylum and Poorhouse, Greenock, Renfrewshire

Smithston Asylum and Poorhouse, Greenock, Renfrewshire
The Smithston Asylum and Poorhouse, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, was opened in 1879 to house the areas lunatics and paupers

Background imageGreenock Collection: Watts First Experiment, 18th century, (c1870). Artist: Herbert Bourne

Watts First Experiment, 18th century, (c1870). Artist: Herbert Bourne
Watts First Experiment, 18th century, (c1870). James Watt (1736-1819) Scottish engineer, as a boy experimenting with the tea-kettle at the dining table of his childhood home at Greenock

Background imageGreenock Collection: Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished, 1887

Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished, 1887. Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor, was born at Greenock on the Clyde, Scotland

Background imageGreenock Collection: Off Greenock

Off Greenock (1878). Moore, James 1819 - 1883. Date: 1878

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock / James Watt Inn

Greenock / James Watt Inn
The James Watt Tavern, in Greenock, home town of the famous engineer Date: 1878

Background imageGreenock Collection: East Bay Esplanade, Dunoon, Argyll-shire

East Bay Esplanade, Dunoon, Argyll-shire
East Bay Esplanade, Dunoon, near Greenock, Argyll-shire, Scotland. Date: 1900s

Background imageGreenock Collection: The Promenade, Dunoon, Argyll-shire

The Promenade, Dunoon, Argyll-shire
The Promenade, Dunoon, near Greenock, Argyll-shire, Scotland. Date: 1951

Background imageGreenock Collection: Street Scene, Kirn, Argyllshire

Street Scene, Kirn, Argyllshire
Street Scene, Kirn, Dunoon, near Greenock, Argyllshire, Scotland. Date: 1900s

Background imageGreenock Collection: The Town, Dunoon, Argyll-shire

The Town, Dunoon, Argyll-shire
The Town, Dunoon, near Greenock, Argyll-shire, Scotland. Showing the Argyll Hotel Date: 1900s

Background imageGreenock Collection: Princes Pier, Greenock, Renfrewshire

Princes Pier, Greenock, Renfrewshire
Princes Pier, Greenock, near Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Showing Horse & Cart Date: 1905

Background imageGreenock Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, manoeuvring down the Clyde

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, manoeuvring down the Clyde
Queen Mary set out on its first voyage, from Clydebank where her interior was fitted out, down the river Clyde to Greenock Scotland

Background imageGreenock Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, passing French liner L Atlantique

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, passing French liner L Atlantique
Queen Mary Ocean Liner, first journey down the river Clyde. Passing on the way lyng off Greenock was the luxurious ocean liner L Atlantique a French vessel, which was caught on fire in January 1933

Background imageGreenock Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, down the river Clyde

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, down the river Clyde
Queen Mary set out on its first voyage, from Clydebank John Browns shipyard where her interior was fitted out, down the river Clyde to Greenock Scotland, escorted by tugs to the sea

Background imageGreenock Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, ready for journey down the Clyde

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, ready for journey down the Clyde
Queen Mary Ocean Liner, at her berth in Clydebank, ready to take her first journey down the river Clyde to Southampton, for her final fitting-out on 24 march 1936. Date: 1936

Background imageGreenock Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, journey down the Clyde

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, journey down the Clyde
Map to show how Queen Mary Ocean Liner navigated on its first journey from Clydebank where her interior was fitted out, down the river Clyde to Greenock Scotland, escorted by tugs to the sea

Background imageGreenock Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, ready for travel to Greenock

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, ready for travel to Greenock
Front cover of Weekly Illustrated magazine, photograph showing the Queen Mary lying in the dock ay Clydebank in Scotland, from which she will have to be manoeuvred across the river into the mouth of

Background imageGreenock Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner to Greenock, Inverclyde

Queen Mary Ocean Liner to Greenock, Inverclyde
Queen Mary set out on its first voyage, from Clydebank where her interior was fitted out, down the river Clyde to Greenock Scotland, escorted by tugs to the sea

Background imageGreenock Collection: U. S. Army nurses pull into port of Greenock, Scotland. circa 1944

U. S. Army nurses pull into port of Greenock, Scotland. circa 1944
August 15, 1944 - U.S. Army nurses, newly arrived, line the rail of their vessel as it pulls into port of Greenock, Scotland, in European Theater of Operations

Background imageGreenock Collection: History of the Town of Greenock, 19th century engraving

History of the Town of Greenock, 19th century engraving

Background imageGreenock Collection: Comet, Henry Bells steam boat of 1811. 40ft long, powered by a 3 horse

Comet, Henry Bells steam boat of 1811. 40ft long, powered by a 3 horse power Boulton & Watt engine. Carried passengers on Clyde between Glasgow and Greenock, Scotland. Tinted lithograph, 1856

Background imageGreenock Collection: Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887. Watt (1736-1819)

Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887. Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor, was born at Greenock on the Clyde, Scotland

Background imageGreenock Collection: Watt experimenting as a child, 1740s

Watt experimenting as a child, 1740s
Watt experimenting as a child. At right, a young James Watt (1736-1819) with his parents (James Watt and Agnes Muirhead) plays with a spoon upon the spout of a kettle




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Greenock, a town steeped in history and brimming with captivating sights. From the iconic Cappielow Park Stadium Fine Art, home to the beloved Greenock Morton Football Club, to The French Memorial atop Lyle Hill, this Scottish gem is a treasure trove of wonders. Transport yourself back to the 19th century as you stroll through the charming streets of Greenock, Inverclyde. Feel the echoes of bygone eras as you witness R. M. S. Queen Mary majestically leaving Clydebank in March 1936. Princes Pier stands proudly on the shores of Greenock, Scotland - a testament to its maritime heritage and connection with England's Watchet. Marvel at its grandeur while taking in breathtaking views that stretch far beyond your imagination. The Combination Hospital in Greenock exudes an air of compassion and healing. Renfrewshire's very own sanctuary for those seeking solace during times of illness or injury. Take a leisurely walk along The Esplanade and let your senses be captivated by the beauty that surrounds you. This picturesque promenade offers stunning vistas across Renfrewshire's enchanting landscape. Immerse yourself further into this historic town as you explore General Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland in Bridge of Weir. Witness firsthand how love and care were extended to those who needed it most during challenging times. Ferguson & Co Sailmakers' advert serves as a reminder of Greenock's industrious past - where craftsmanship thrived amidst bustling trade routes and seafaring adventures. As day turns into night, let your heart be filled with gratitude for all that Greenock has offered throughout centuries gone by. This vibrant town nestled within Renfrewshire will forever hold a special place in our hearts - an enduring symbol of resilience, community spirit, and timeless beauty.