A CALL by local businessmen Sandy and James Easdale that more than 100 homes at Port Glasgow’s Kelburn Terrace should not be demolished has prompted me to look back at an item I carried a while ago.

The accompanying image of Kelburn Terrace under construction originally illustrated a Telegraph story in May, 1939.

A railway bridge to connect Glasgow Road with the new development was nearing completion. It had been given a Government grant to reduce its cost to the town.

Under the heading ‘Port Glasgow’s housing scheme by the sea’, the story stated that three, four and five apartment homes would be available.

The Telegraph praised the beauty of the site and the fact that some of the homes would provide a panoramic view of the Clyde and beyond.

A nearby amenity was the new King George Playing Fields at Parklea which were due to open in the summer of 1939, providing facilities for football, cricket, tennis, bowling and other recreations.

Greenock Telegraph:

My other image shows Kelburn Terrace after a refurbishment programme was completed in 1994.