RAP 0 Renfrew Glasgow’s own “gateway to the west” from Barry Davidson
Alastair C Campbell has come up with photos of a new aerodrome to this blog. He points out that these are from the internet so he can’t credit the photographer.
The others are of Renfrew Airport although not sure if they’re of use. The one of the control tower is 1960 and the runway view is just before it shut in 1966 when the current Glasgow Airport took over. The M8 motorway uses part of the runway stretching away from you. The colour photo is of the derelict tower and terminal prior to demolition in 1974. I think the Tower survived into the 80s because I’m pretty sure I used to pass it when I was travelling to Glasgow Airport as a young ATCO. Very few (if any) photos appear to exist of the inside of the Renfrew Tower.
RAP 4 this photo and the next via Barry Davidson
Dave Smith sent me a link to an online film showing the inside of Renfrew VCR and the ATS staff on duty. Dave says that the Renfrew bit started at 09.20 and included clips of the tower interior and a brief glimpse of F-86s and T-33s.