28th September 2023 5pm – 8pm. Fairfield Heritage, Govan
To mark the start of our 222nd Lecture Series members attended an event at Fairfield Heritage, the building that was once the headquarters of the greatest shipbuilding enterprise in the world, the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd.
Starting at 5.15pm the celebration started with a talk by Senior Naval Officer Commander Philip Burgess, on the development of the new Type 26 anti submarine frigate at BAE Systems Maritime based on the old Fairfields yard at Govan. HMS Glasgow is the first Type 26 frigate and is currently being fitted out at Scotstoun. A brief history of the building was also give by one of the museum volunteers, a former worker at the shipyard.
Following the talk and questions drinks and canapés were served and members could then tour the museum.
A very pleasant and informative evening was had by all.
Below is a copy of a postcard held by the Mitchell Library showing workers leaving Fairfield.