Alex Ferguson visits Fairfield

April 13, 2011



We were pleased to welcome a famous former resident of Govan to Fairfield when Sir Alex Ferguson visited earlier this year.  He was accompanied on a tour of the old shipyard offices by his brother, Martin, and pointed out how important the building was in keeping Govan’s special history alive.  The brothers spoke fondly about the lifetime their father had spent in the yard – he had worked there for 40 years. Martin had also worked there – indeed, he had the privilege of working in the Fairfield building itself. Very few of the shipyard workers would ever have crossed the threshold of the office building let alone have seen the boardroom, opening the building as a heritage centre would now be a marvellous opportunity for local people to look inside.

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

Whatever your age or experience we can offer a range of learning opportunities. From education groups to community visits.

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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.