The weekend celebrations for the weekend finished on the Sunday when a service was held in Newark Parish church.
Invitations were sent out to business men and dignitaries of the time inviting them to take part in the celebrations. The men all boarded boats and were then given a tour of the yards on the river from Glasgow to Greenock and on the other side of the river in Dumbarton as well.
Comet Celebrations 1912
To the sound of a bugle the Comet Festival of set off from Scarlow Street on 31st August 1912. By this time the house that John Wood had lived in had become 29 Scarlow Street and was decorated with flags and banners for the occasion.
The streets were crowed with people and there were just as many taking part in the procession as each trade turned out a display and men to join in the march.
Almost every trade had a band but at the head of the crowd was the Clyde Royal Garrison Artillery Band under the Bandmaster Harkness.
The head carriage contained Mrs James Reid (who was the niece of John Wood), Provost Fyfe, Bailie McFarlane and Bailie Leith.
The procession makes it's way through town.
31st August 1912
There was a further 7 carriages then the men who belong to each trade involved in the town followed behind. Each trade had it's own display and they were described as very well made with plenty of imagination. There was also representations for the fire brigade and the ambulance men.
The Gourock Rope Works also turned out a display which was made up of "coils of rope and canvas arranged in what can only be described as conciderable tastefullness"
The original route took them first along Scarlow Street, then out to Shore Street, Brown Street and Bellhaven Street, Ardgowan Street, East Hamilton Street,Chalmers Street, Helen Street and from there back to Princess Street.
Wm. Hamilton & Co Ltd Port Glasgow
Russlee & Co Kingston Yard Port Glasgow
Fergusons Brothers, Ltd Port Glasgow
Boats Being Built or Fitted out in August 1912
Dunlop, Bremner & Co Port Glasgow
In Basin -Russell & Co's Infante Isabel
On Stocks - Two Steamers for R F Sanderson & Co Manchester and one for the Scott Baltic Steamers Lts Liverpool
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