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Doors Open Success

November 3, 2013

 

On the weekend of the 21 and 22 September 2013 once again the Fairfield Shipbuilding offices were opened to the public as part of the Glasgow Doors Open Day festival. The weekend was a great success and we are glad to say that we had 1433 visitors many of whom had returned to see the progress of the restoration work since we last opened the doors to the public in 2011.

 

Visitors were given access to both the first floor commercial office space formerly the drawing offices and the heritage space and boardroom on the ground floor and feedback from the visitors was great.

 

We also had many visitors recount their own memories of the Fairfield offices and yard to volunteers some of which we were lucky enough to record on the day.

Young people from Govan Youth Information Project also entertained visitors with shipping themed songs and the Govan Reminiscence Group exhibits and photographs were once again very popular with the public.

 

Govan Reminiscence Group

Police Officers chat with the Govan Reminiscence Group

Between the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the heyday of shipbuilding on the Clyde, Govan was at the centre of the industry.

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Once described as the jewel in the crown of Govan, the restored building provides a magnificent venue for all for all kinds of events.