Brian Whittingham started as an apprentice at John Brown's shipyard on Clydeside when he was just 14, and his five years at the yard, shaped him for life. Now, 40 years on, he has written a book of poetry

'AH'LL GET yi a joab in the yards, / yi'll be fixed up fur life, so yi wull." So Brian Whittingham was promised back in the 1960s when, like legions of others, he became an apprentice in John Brown's shipyard. He was 14.

 

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