Saturday, 1 August 2015

Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfields was a major shipbuilding yard based at Govan in Glasgow.

Here luxurious ocean liners, steamers, and naval ships were built by Clydeside tradesmen for the entire world.

My uncle was a welder in the yard very many years ago.

The original yard has had many different owners and has survived to become one of only two shipyards still in operation on the Clyde today.

BAE Systems now own the yard and shipbuilding continues with naval contracts.

The main office block of the actual Fairfield yard is now separate from the BAE yard and recently underwent a major restoration programme. I hope these images give an idea of how the building looks.

Much credit goes to the volunteers who keep the facility open, and arrange tours and lectures.

 Main Office


 Stately Looking


 Preserved Office

 More Exhibits

Attentive Audience

Model Ships Line the Corridor

Stairwell and Entrance

More images are available at - - better resolution and options to licence.

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