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Old 20th January 2019, 18:21
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The Clyde Puffer

BBC Four tonight (Sunday 20th January) at 20.00 hrs., "Scotland's Vital Spark: The Clyde Puffer".

David Hayman explores the history of one of Scotland's best-loved boats.
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Old 20th January 2019, 19:41
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Andrew Weir built two 'coastal and canal' steamships at Mackie and Thomson in 1894. They were approximately 93 GRT and were used to provide an intermodal through serviced from Glasgow to Middlesbrough via the Forth and Clyde Canal and Falkirk/Grangemouth. Can you imagine an Intermodal service that far back? The sea passage was conducted on ships of Weir's Forth Shipping Company.

The two ships were called 'Angelo' and 'Buffalo'. Were these predecessors of the Puffer?
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Old 20th January 2019, 21:06
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Thank you, Ron.

Chust sublime!
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Old 20th January 2019, 23:42
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Clyde Puffers. Fishing vessel owners Richard Irvins of North Shields employed two Puffer types 'High Lights' and 'Low Lights' in the 40s,50, and early 60s as coal carriers from the local staithes to the coal burning trawler fleet prior to sailings. Open bridges and covered in dust they were a delight to cadge a lift on. Got many a hiding from arriving home black. Trawlers would proceed to sea with a mound of bunker coal nearly as high as the wheelhouse, and with the lifeboat full of coal for the galley. Days gone by. Can't find reference to these old girls anywhere.
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Very enjoyable watch.

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Old 21st January 2019, 12:10
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IMHO (as it is said and for what it might be worth!) Para Handy must surely be one of the most seriously under-rated figures in English literature?

The pure innocent enjoyment - without ever such a thing as a rude word - the mischief, the scene setting and the maritime accuracy are all, as Dougie himself would put it, chust sublime.

A posthumous award for Neil Munro would surely be in order.
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The point was made in the programme shown last night that Para Handy by Neil Munro has never been out of print in over one hundred years.

Res ipsa loquitur.

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On my copy of "Para Handy" the blurb on the back says "These stories will remain popular for as long as ships are launched on the Clyde" more modern copies have been subtly changed to "These stories will remain popular for as long as ships sail on the Clyde"
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Old 21st January 2019, 16:13
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Forbye, Duncan! 'Tis the modernisation. Dougie wud tell ye!
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