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Bob James

Riverside Museum Volunteer Glasgow Harbour

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I might not get paid for it, but I always say I have the best job in the world.

Retired fireman and vintage vehicle enthusiast Bob James, started out as a volunteer at the former transport museum and has been a full-time volunteer at the new Riverside Museum since day one.

“Glasgow people are museum goers. From the late 1800s there have been museums in the city, and visiting them was a big part of our childhood. Today, there’s a sense of nostalgia when you visit here, evoking memories of days long gone.

“The Clyde is synonymous with ship building and in it’s heyday the shipyards here would finish an ocean-bound ship every other day. Most shipyards produced ship models and we have a wonderful collection of model ships including the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth 2, from matchbox size to over four metres long. If we didn’t have this wonderful facility then a piece of our heritage could have been lost forever.

“I might not get paid for it, but I always say I have the best job in the world.”

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