Tuesday 7 August 2012

Stairlifts Clydebank -Stairlifts West Dunbartonshire

Click here to find new and reconditioned stairlifts in Clydebank,West Dunbartonshire  

Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 0141 278 329  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Clydebank

Clydebank as its name suggests can be found on the northern bank of the River Clyde.  It is part of Greater Glasgow and less than 10 miles from both Erskine and Renfrew.  In fact Clydebank is in what was once known as the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde.

Castle Comfort Stairlifts, Scotland
Speaking of artefacts, are you part of the 19.4% of Clydebank’s population who have reached retirement age?  Fortunately only a small percent of you will lose your mobility and need the help of Castle Comfort Stair Lifts.  We know that there are already around 228 people in Clydebank who own stairlifts to help them get up and down the stairs.

If gives back some independence and allows those who suffer this way a safe means of transport on the stairs.  We’ve been supplying stairlifts for about 15 years now and know from personal experience what a difficult time it is when a stairlift is necessary.

Our local Glasgow office can advise you or your loved one in the area about the best stairlift for them and their home.  We can also help with advice on funding your purchase from reconditioned versions to 0% finance options and grants advice and help too.

If you’d like to know more, please give our local office a call on 0141 278 329

Clydebank’s history
So with a geographical hold on Clydebank, what else is known about this town?  Well the Roman Antoine Wall which crosses Scotland in much the same way as Hadrian’s Wall crosses northern England, runs through part of the town.  This wall denoted the borders of the Roman Empire in the north and is now a World Heritage Site.

From rural and agricultural beginnings Clydebank grew in the industrial revolution of the 18 – 1900s as shipbuilding became big along the Clyde.  In fact the town got its name from the shipyard of the same name.  At first workers were ferried to the shipyards by paddle steamers and then tenement buildings were built to house the workers.  Consequently Clydebank was born.  Next came the railways and then the Singer Manufacturing Company arrived building a large sewing machine factory in the town.

The John Brown Shipbuilding Company was the largest and was responsible for building many well-known ships including RMS Lusitania and the Queen ships, Mary, Elizabeth and the QE2.  The company became part of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders and closed in the year 2000.

Did you know?
That Clydebank had a Blitz?  In 1941 Luftwaffe bombers targeted Clydebank and the surrounding area.  The town and the shipyards took some serious hits as did an armaments factory, an oil depot and the Sewing Machine factory.  The raid lasted for two days in March and during that time more than 500 civilians were killed and more than 600 seriously injured

The Titan Crane which stands where the shipbuilding company once was has achieved Grade A historical building status.  It has been refurbished and visitors can look around this cantilever crane over long weekends during the summer months.  It is one of 4 left on the banks of the Clyde; the others are at Stobcross, Scotstoun and Greenock

Source:Stephen Sweeney

Clydebank’s shopping centre sits on both banks of the Forth and Clyde canal.  The canal and banks have been upgraded and are now user-friendly and incorporate many projects from local schools like the Goldfish Story.  There are also the Bankies Benches which are heated granite seating to allow their use all year round.  During this refurb in 2008 a competition was introduced for a pedestrian bridge design to link the two parts of the shopping centre.  The award winning canopy bridge – the ‘swan in flight’ - which now allows this access was designed by local architects RMJM

Source:Dave Souza
The Forth and Clyde Canal was once home to monster goldfish.  The Singer factory on the canal’s banks used water from the canal to cool their machinery and the water pumped back in was hot.  Stories say you could see steam coming off the canal.  Goldfish lived in the canal – there are various stories about where they came from – and because of the temperature grew large.  Some were said to be more than a foot long – or is that just a fisherman’s tale?

Dragon’s Den’s Duncan Bannantyne was born in Clydebank.  Bannantyne is an entrepreneur and investor who owns several health clubs, spas and hotels

Source: Wikipedia

Footballer Alan Gow comes from Clydebank.  Gow started his career playing for the ill-fated Clydebank FC who went into administration in 2002 (and have since reformed).  He’s also played for Falkirk FC, Notts County and Glasgow Rangers

Actor James Cosmo was also born in Clydebank.  He’s appeared in many films including Braveheart, Highlander, The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby, the Chronicles of Narnia and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  He is a fan of Glasgow Rangers

·         Lead singer with Wet, Wet, Wet, Marti Pellow is from Clydebank

·         New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and editor James Reston came from Clydebank.  Reston’s family emigrated to the USA in the 1920’s.  During his career Reston interview John F Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev and was a good friend of Henry Kissinger

·         Gavin Millar made a name for himself as a film critic and later directing films and TV films such as Pat and Margaret, Foyle’s War and Housewife, 49

Getting up and down those stairs
Remember if stairs are a problem for you, we can help.  We have a wide range of stairlifts on offer from UK manufacturers and we even have our own brand now.  Take a look at what previous customers have said about us and our stairlifts and see how they compare.  Prices are clearly listed on site so that you know exactly what it will cost you.

Remember we are only a phone call away even after your stairlift is installed.  Speaking of installation once everything is agreed and in place, we can get your chairlift installed in less than half a day.  With a 24/7 after sales service too, we make sure you’re never stranded at the top or the bottom.

Do a little online browsing at our stairlifts today and then call our office to place your order or ask questions on 0141 278 329 .

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