Monday, 1 December 2014

Valves

I've been back to the Govan Graving Docks a few times over the last couple of weeks. Really such a fascinating place.

More changes are happening at the west end of the site with lots of trees being cleared earlier this week along the side of the wet dock and along the river bank between the wet dock and the pump house. I do wonder if bigger changes are imminent; I do worry that the site might disappear under a construction boot in the near future.

Anyway, I'll try to do a few small, themed posts over the next few days. This one - some of the rusted "street furniture" at the gate to the docks; discharge pumps and scuttle valves. Presumably the controls for pumping the water out of, and allowing the water to flood back into, the dry docks.







Why, you might legitimately ask, am I documenting such boring stuff? Partly because it's outside my everyday experience and so is fascinating to me, and partly because I don't see anyone else documenting it. Feel free to not look :-)

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