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    Publisher: Luath Press

    Bunnets 'n' Bowlers: A Clydeside Odyssey

    £8.99
    'Bunnets 'n' Bowlers' is an entertaining, uplifting and, at times painfully, realistic poetic description of a way of life that is now gone in Glasgow's famous shipyards.
    ISBN: 9781906307943
    AuthorBrian Whittingham
    Pub Date01/03/2009
    BindingPaperback
    Pages128
    Availability: In Stock

    Glasgow's famous shipyards built great battleships and cruise-liners, they employed thousands of men and created a unique community. In a job that was always dangerous and physically demanding the 'bunnets' (skilled workers) found ways to keep cheerful, whether it was performing magic tricks, playing football, making fun of the 'bowlers' (bureaucratic foremen) or starting their weekend drinking early. Life in the shipyards was hard but ex-workers, including poet Brian Whittingham, look back on those times of camaraderie with nostalgia. 'Bunnets 'n' Bowlers' is an entertaining, uplifting and, at times painfully, realistic poetic description of a way of life that is now gone.

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    Glasgow's famous shipyards built great battleships and cruise-liners, they employed thousands of men and created a unique community. In a job that was always dangerous and physically demanding the 'bunnets' (skilled workers) found ways to keep cheerful, whether it was performing magic tricks, playing football, making fun of the 'bowlers' (bureaucratic foremen) or starting their weekend drinking early. Life in the shipyards was hard but ex-workers, including poet Brian Whittingham, look back on those times of camaraderie with nostalgia. 'Bunnets 'n' Bowlers' is an entertaining, uplifting and, at times painfully, realistic poetic description of a way of life that is now gone.