WHEN you think of Clydebank’s history what comes to mind? For many, it’s John Brown’s Shipyard, Singer Sewing Factory, and the iconic Titan Crane.

Kenny Crawford, a local resident, recently took a trip down memory lane after discovering glass negatives whilst clearing out a relative’s home.

Clydebank Post: An aerial shot of Singer Sewing FactoryAn aerial shot of Singer Sewing Factory (Image: Kenny Crawford)

The images appear to show an event being held at John Brown’s in the early 1950s as well as aerial shots of Singer’s.

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After sharing the photographs on social media Kenny was inundated with comments from Bankies past and present who recognised the shots.

Clydebank Post: Singer Sewing Machine FactorySinger Sewing Machine Factory (Image: Kenny Crawford)

One person said: “Definitely John Brown’s at a royal launch, possibly the Royal Yacht.

"The minister is Reverend James McKay of St. James Church – he always got the job for big launches.”

A second added: “These photos bring back fond memories of my nine years working in Singer’s. Happy days.”

A third commented: “Awesome historic moments. Museum worthy.”

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Many believe the images are of the launch of the Royal Yacht Britannia which took place on April 16, 1953.

The Britannia officially left John Brown’s Shipyard on November 9 to begin her speed trials after being launched earlier in the year by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.