Tales of the Riverman 31

tale31When I was young I enjoyed dismantling things and trying to put them together again in different forms. Breaking up my toys became a speciality.

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Tales of the Riverman 30

This tale may not appeal as much to people who do not know the area of Glasgow around the river though I am sure you will all have local areas where the same thing has happened.

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Tales of the Riverman 29

Armistice Day got me thinking of the number of drownings at home related to wars. Soldiers returning from the Napoleonic Wars, Soldiers of the Boer War possibly not wishing to have to be involved in WW1, soldiers guarding our Docks and sailors on ships in our harbour during both WW1 and WW2 fell into the Clyde during heavy fogs and of course the blackout.

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Tales of the Riverman 28

riverman28The area on the south bank opposite the Humane Society wharfage was known as Little Govan—Ballater Street was Govan Street—the Kings Bridge was Govan Street Bridge. Most of this area used to be co-operative bakery buildings—the main building being one of the really beautiful buildings of Glasgow—when it closed it was hoped that it would become the new Transport Museum—but it was pulled down—a real shame...

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Tales of the Riverman 27

riverman27On Friday 20th June 1990 I received a message from a Park Warden at Richmond Park that he had seen a woman on the outer ledge over the parapet of the bridge at Rutherglen. He had run to phone for assistance, and when he returned a few moments later the woman had disappeared. He presumed she had jumped or fallen into the river. No one saw whether or not the woman had actually entered the water...

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Tales of the Riverman 26

Star ships frequented the Clyde and unfortunately several sailors drowned off these craft. Here is the story of one incident told by an ex Glasgow Police Chief Superintendent...

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