Mural in the Port Glasgow Town Hall.

This mural is painted on the wall just inside the door of Port Glasgow's town hall.

There has been a town hall on the site since 1862, previously to this the site was a sugar refinery and the hall was built after it burned down. This first building closed  in 1961 and the present building built on the same spot.
This new building was opened on 22nd February 1964.

The mural was painted by an art teacher by the name of James Watt and it is signed in red in the bottom corner and dated 1964.

It is extremely detailed showing views over the river and the men working in the shipyards. Old steamers are shown as is the Plimsoll mark.

The mural has been retouched at some point as it now also has the initials "JJ" slightly further up on the same side as the original artists mark.

The town hall is full of pictures and paintings that have been done by locals and together they show a lot of the towns history. I would like to thank Terry for sending me some details that are included in this page!

. I would like to thank Terry for sending me some details that are included in this page!

I thought this would be a good page to also reproduce the poem about Port Glasgow.  The author is unknown but this version of the poem was printed in 2001

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