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Burrell Collection Photo Library, 1955 Survey

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Kelvinhaugh Ferry, 1955

A passenger ferry arriving at Kelvinhaugh, 1955.

The Kelvinhaugh Ferry service ran between Kelvinhaugh and Highland Lane in Govan. The first ferry was a rowing boat, replaced by a steam ferry in 1876. In 1934 the Clyde Navigation Trust introduced diesel-powered double-ended ferries. In 1955, this passenger ferry operated from 5 am to 11 pm Monday to Saturday, and from 8 am to 10 pm on Sundays. The service was discontinued in 1980.

In 1955 Partick Camera Club set out to create a photographic survey of Glasgow. As the project progressed, other camera clubs joined and each was allocated a district of the city to photograph. Glasgow Museums exhibited the photographs at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and at the People's Place, and in 1956 the exhibition was shown at the Palace of Art in Bellahouston Park. The photographs are now part of Glasgow Museums' collections.

Reference: 1005.97.362 / OG.1955.121.[283]

Reproduced with the permission of the Partick Camera Club

Clyde Navigation Trust, diesel ferries, ferry passengers, Glasgow Photographic Survey 1955, Kelvinhaugh Ferry, passenger ferries, River Clyde

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