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Visiting John Browns Clydebank in 2023
« on: Apr 20, 2023, 02:39 PM »
Until I read this, I hadn't realised the Titan crane hasn't been open for years now. What a shame.

https://www.seat61.com/places-of-interest/browns-of-clydebank.htm
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Re: Visiting John Browns Clydebank in 2023
« Reply #1 on: Apr 21, 2023, 10:05 AM »
Nice article about the general area and its ship building history, but what a shame about the Titan Crane!

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Re: Visiting John Browns Clydebank in 2023
« Reply #2 on: Apr 27, 2023, 03:01 PM »
Until I read this, I hadn't realised the Titan crane hasn't been open for years now. What a shame.

https://www.seat61.com/places-of-interest/browns-of-clydebank.htm

That is indeed a shame - they looked after us well when we visited on our QE2 Anniversary Conference charter in 2017.
Incidentally I am hearing that the Clyde Clipper (the vessel we chartered that day) has been sold out of the Clyde Marine fleet.

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Re: Visiting John Browns Clydebank in 2023
« Reply #3 on: Apr 27, 2023, 04:32 PM »
More sad news...
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Offline Barumfox

Re: Visiting John Browns Clydebank in 2023
« Reply #4 on: Apr 28, 2023, 01:19 AM »
Having also been on the 2017 charter visit  - and having lost my camera and photos later that same night - it would be a great shame if the Titan Crane does not reopen again in the future although it is not clear if a definite decision has been made on this - many attractions have taken a long time to reopen after COVID - such as HMS Caroline in Belfast which only reopened again  this week.

Hopefully the Titan can rise again?

Gary


 

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