March 2012 Meeting – 80 Not Out: A brief history of the Clyde River Steamer Club

The March meeting saw two long term stalwarts of the Club, Honorary President and Past President Robin Boyd and Past President Iain Quinn combine their efforts to give a brief history of the Club over its first 80 years. They focused primarily on the founding members and characters of the club in its early years and then rounded off with a selection of slides taken of, and from, some of the noteable charters in the hey-days of Club Charters. A very well integrated presentation, with Robin being able to recount sailings and experiences from when he joined the Club in 1945 and Iain presenting an excellent series of slides from their joint collections, and other club sources.

Every month Robin Boyd (left) and Iain Quinn (second from left) are
to be found manning the Club shop in a reception area where CRSC
members socialise before the evening event

John Wood, the Club’s original Secretary, flanked by George Stromier (left) and Norman Shields (right) on board Duchess of Argyll on 24th August 1932 Andrew McQueen
First Honorary President of the Club
Author of Clyde River Steamers of the Last Fifty Years and Echoes of Old Clyde Paddle_Wheels

Interesting to see the “styles” for cruising in 1932
but a wonderful record shot of the Club’s first outing
Lucy Ashton at Rothesay
Duchess of Hamilton
1969 Exhibition of Club artefacts and memorabilia
arranged by CRSC in Kelvingrove Art Gallery
An extremely serious and austere looking group
taken at the 21st Birthday of the Club

List of Charters from 1948 to 1985

The CRSC meeting room at Jurys Inn starts to fill up in readiness
for the talk by Robin and Iain