Sunday, 12 June 2011

Requiem for The Comet

"Requiem for the Comet" was a lament written following the wreckage of the original Comet. This recording by Paul McLaughlin was made in 2005 as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project called "Downriver"; over a dozen local folk songs and ballads were re-recorded by contemporary Inverclyde bands and performers.
To hear more of the songs and to explore Inverclyde legends and folklore, have a look at the Tales of the Oak blog.

While our Comet project is now at an end, The Trust have another exciting new heritage project about to launch, head over to our new Identity blog to find out more....

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Comet Returns!

On Sunday 5 June, Comet was successfully returned to Port Glasgow Town Centre following a year long renovation. There is an excellent online gallery of the move back on Inverclyde Now.

Over the year, a team of Future Jobs employees at Inverclyde Community Development Trust have been following the process, producing a documentary which follows the history of the original Comet and the creation and refurbishment of the replica. The documentary will be premiered in Port Glasgow Town Hall as part of Doors Open Day 2011 in September.

Over on the Tales of the Oak blog, you can hear a recording of a ballad which was written following the wreckage of the original Comet.