Posted in July 2012

Clydebank Battlecruisers

I bought this book while in Glasgow. While it doesn’t have a huge amount of text, that’s not what this book is about. The photographs of the ships are simply outstanding. The photos were taken on behalf of John Brown Shipyard to demonstrate the progress of construction. Thankfully the collection survived, and Ian Johnston did … Continue reading

Ships for a Nation

This is the other book I bought while in Glasgow, which I purchased while visiting the Titan Crane. This book was also written by Ian Johnston. A comprehensive history of the John Brown Shipyard. Very interesting read with excellent photos and diagrams of the shipyard throughout its history. It contains a surprising amount of detail … Continue reading

More of  France

More of France

I’ve added new photos to the Paris page and a new one on Versailles. Check out the choice of pages under France March 2005 in the menu bar above. Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

RAF Leuchars

RAF Leuchars

This RAF base was where my father spent part of World War Two as a member of 547 Squadron Coastal Command. Located just a few minutes drive from St. Andrews, home of the largest Abbey in Scotland as well as the birthplace of Golf.

More of Scotland

More of Scotland

I’ve added new pages for Glasgow. Some excellent museum’s, and a very interesting industrial heritage. Glasgow was once the largest shipbuilding city in the world, as well as locomotive manufacturing at North British Locomotive. City of Glasgow