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Greenock Collection (#3)

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

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

Background imageGreenock Collection: Large Ships Buoy

Large Ships Buoy
A large ships buoy, with an anchor chain attached, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Date: 1950s

Background imageGreenock Collection: William and Isabella Quarrier

William and Isabella Quarrier
William Quarrier (1829-1903) with his wife Isabella. Quarrier, a successful shoemaker from Greenock, Renfrewshire, took an interest in the welfare of deprived street children

Background imageGreenock Collection: Highland Marys Grave, Greenock

Highland Marys Grave, Greenock. This monument was erected over her burial place in 1842. Highland Mary was a muse for Poet Robert Burns, who wrote about her

Background imageGreenock Collection: Drapery Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir

Drapery Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir
The drapery store at the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. The Homes, laid out as a village of cottage homes, were opened in 1878 by William Quarrier

Background imageGreenock Collection: Wash House at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir

Wash House at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir
The wash house at the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. The homes, laid out as a village of cottage homes, were opened in 1878 by William Quarrier

Background imageGreenock Collection: Laundry at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir

Laundry at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir
The laundry at the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. Items came to the laundry for finishing after first being washed in the wash house

Background imageGreenock Collection: SS Lord of the Isles, 1877

SS Lord of the Isles, 1877
Engraving of the Saloon Paddle-steamer Lord of the Isles, launched circa.1877 for the tourist route in the Western Highlands of Scotland, from Greenock to Inverary

Background imageGreenock Collection: Greenock Scotland

Greenock Scotland
Greenock: general view




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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.