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Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Postcards Collection

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Thatched cottages

Postcard view of Water Row in Govan c 1902. In the foreground the slipway to the Govan Ferry can be seen sloping down to the River Clyde. According to local tradition, Keir Hardie lived in one of the cottages during his childhood.

On the extreme left of this view are the gates of a boatyard. D & W Henderson's Meadowside Shipyard can be seen in the background (right), on the north bank of the Clyde at the mouth of the River Kelvin.

The cottages on Water Row were demolished 1910-1911.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC Postcards

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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