Glasgow River Festival – Part 1

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Glasgow River Festival – Part 1

Last weekend saw the branch in action again at the annual Glasgow River Festival held on the River Clyde at Glasgow Science Centre.

The branch have attended this event every year since the festival was first held in 2005. That year we were part of a dedicated exhibition marquee.

There was no marquee for 2006 so the branch, thanks to the generosity of the Clyde Coastguard (via Gordon Reid) and Waverley Excursions, were loaned a gazebo and two tables – add a local company also generously donating the use of a petrol generator for the weekend and we were good to go!

So back to 2008 – the weather the day before the event was due to start was horrible to say the least but thankfully Saturday dawned dry and actually reasonably bright. The following pictures show our committee members in the throes of setup.

Our current branch chairman has an unusual way of dealing with issues which arise during exhibitions…

But soon we were ready to receive our public – but not after a much needed brew!!!

To be continued…

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