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Those were the days - the old Renfrew Ferry, 1956 and 1984

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THE story was told in 1943 of some naval ratings sitting on a train, discussing what they were planning to do after the war.

All but one said they were looking for land jobs. “Not me”, said the exception. “I’m sticking to the sea”. He was greeted with shouts of disbelief, but he persisted. “I am”, he said. “I’m going to try for a job on the Renfrew Ferry”.

The Renfrew-Yoker ferry has had an astonishingly long history.

There was a time when horses that were ferried across the river on the hoof were........

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