Launch Prices, all pictures from £14.99

Down at the docks (Print 2340457)
Down at the docks (Print 2340457)
Down at the docks (Print 2340457)

Down at the docks (Print 2340457)

Regular price From £19.99 From £14.99 Sale

For size information please see our Print Product Guide.

--

A cracking 1960 aerial view of the old Queen's and Prince's Docks on the bustling River Clyde. The three Govan Graving Docks are also in action, bottom.

There's ships almost as far as the eye can see, or at least up to the George V Bridge, and the old Kingston Dock, today the site of flats. Back then, you really could 'come up the Clyde on a banana boat'. You could also wander down to the docks and climb aboard for such exotic destinations as Australia, Canada, India, America, or Belfast!

The Queen's Dock, left, opened to shipping in 1880. The driving force behind the scheme was George Reith, then the top dog at the Clyde Navigation Trust. Known as 'the bossiest man in Glasgow', Reith's grandson, John, would go on to become the first Director General of the BBC, whose new studio complex now sits on the south bank of the Clyde.

The Queen's Docks were filled in, in 1977, using all the beautiful cut and dressed red sandstone from the demolition of the city's St Enoch Station and Hotel, to create a solid platform for the building of the SECC.

--

Please note that framed prints are only available for pick up from The Herald offices: 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB.

UK Delivery is available on our ready-to-frame mounted prints, which are designed to fit standard frame sizes.

Please see our Shipping and Collection page for information about our available services.

If you are interested in purchasing one of our products but live outside of the UK please get in touch.

--

The Herald Picture Store is proud to present these images in their actual condition. We haven't manipulated these photographs and are proud of their character.

Please be aware that due to their age some images may show imperfections. This is as a result of the technology available at the time they were captured and/or scanned and saved for our records.