NS2477 : The Yellow Kettle

taken 25 years ago, near to Gourock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

The Yellow Kettle
The Yellow Kettle
Apologies for the poor quality of this scanned image which I consider worth sharing due to its historical content. See a better geograph photo, by David Gearing, here NS2477 : Gourock pierhead with the Yellow Kettle.

The Yellow Kettle started life as an Inverclyde District Council sponsored visitor centre at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988. James Watt was born in Greenock, which is now part of Inverclyde and he was (allegedly) inspired by the fact that steam could lift the lid off the kettle as it boiled.

After the Garden Festival ended, the kettle spent a brief period of time as a visitor centre at Gourock Pierhead. The site was cleared to make way for an integrated bus, train, taxi and ferry transport hub which has still not materialised at the time of writing some 14 years later.

Current whereabouts of the kettle are unknown.

The sharp-eyed might notice that the white blob on the left is the QE2.
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Date Taken
1995   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 December, 2009
Visitor centre   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 241 779 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.7476N 4:49.0962W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 241 779
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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