Added TheGlasgowStory: Navvies


Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Finnieston Crane
Finnieston Crane

Bloody Friday
Bloody Friday


Glasgow City Archives, Clyde Navigation Trust

*Open in New Window

A view of navvies excavating a trench in boulder clay during the construction of Meadowside Quay in 1908. Much of the work at this final stage of the excavation was done by hand, in preparation for the laying of the foundations of the quay walls. The sturdy timber supports were inserted to prevent the sides from falling into the trench.

Reference: T-CN 19/6/Neg No. G-31

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Archives

boulder clay, docks, excavations, foundations, labourers, Meadowside Quay, navvies, quay walls, quays, shovels, spades, timbering, trenches

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 1 image in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options