Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road
Sunday 29 October
11.00 to 13.00 hrs
The red phone box on Nithsdale Road is one of the few remaining in Glasgow and BT have now indicated that it is “surplus to requirements” being very little used. They have committed to repainting it and are offering it for community use.
Ideas for future use of the phone box have been discussed as part of the Pollokshields “Make your Mark” walkarounds and also by the Strathbungo Society committee. We’d like to discuss options for its use at our AGM next week, and we’re running a very short survey to see what people think about its use.
You’ll find the survey here. It closes at 5pm pn Wednesday 18th October, so don’t delay!
Come along to review the past year and look forward to what’s coming up. We’ll be hearing about Bygone Bungo and consulting attendees about a range of topics, including options for the red phone box on Nithsdale Road.
We’ll also be electing a new committee, and will be looking for volunteers to help us run the Society over the next year.
Pollokshields Heritage will again be offering three walking tours and two bus tours as their contribution to this year’s Doors Open Days Festival, as follows:-
On Saturday 16th September
Pollokshields Heritage Trail One: the Villas
Starting at 11am from Maxwell Park Station
Walk duration is two hours
Saturday 16th September
Pollokshields Heritage Trail Two: the Tenements
Starting at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station
Walk duration is two hours
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September
Pollokshields Bus Tour
(Registration from 1.45pm at Maxwell Park Station)
Tours start at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station
Tour duration is two hours
Sunday 17th September
Dumbreck & Hazelwood Heritage Walk
Starting at 11.30am from the café at House for An Art Lover
Duration of walk is 60-70 minutes
All the above appear in this year’s Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival brochure on pages 37 and 39, at paragraph numbers 9, 33, 34 and 35.
A new exhibition of the work of Strathbungo’s own Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson – he designed and lived at 1 Moray Place – is currently on at The Lighthouse.
Organised by The Alexander Thomson Society, the GIA and the Mitchell Library, it focuses on Thomson’s drawings of some of his key projects and includes 17 of his rare original drawings.
The exhibition is part of the city-wide celebrations of the bicentenary of Thomson’s birth. It runs until 8 October 2017 and entrance is free.
For more information about The Alexander Thomson Society see – http://www.alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk
New Victoria Gardens’ Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is adding something new this year —a home-grown High Street with ‘shops’ and open spaces dotted throughout the 3.3 acre site.
A highlight of the Glasgow summer calendar for over a century, this year’s event is set for Saturday, 19 August, 2-5pm at 55 Glenapp Street in Pollokshields G41 2NQ.
Among the attractions:
All that and more, plus an old-time Flower & Vegetable Show, with hundreds of prize-winning plants, flowers and produce, much of it on sale for bargain prices at the end of the day.
Admission is a very reasonable £1, and accompanied children under 12 are free!
The Council has started a consultation project on the future of the Stable block (next to Pollok House) and surrounding listed buildings (sawmill and walled gardens). There will be consultation sessions, organised by Northlight Heritage.
These were originally scheduled to begin in late July, but have been postponed to allow more time to raise awareness of the project. New dates will be posted here as soon as we have them.
The next meeting of the Friends of Pollok Park group is Wednesday 16 August if anyone would like to attend. You can find out more about this new group on Facebook.
Bungo in the Back Lanes… It’s back, this Saturday June 17th, and better than ever!
To make sure that we make best use of the space in the lanes, we’re asking that folk could move vehicles out of the lanes, just for the day.
So, if your property backs on to the lanes, can you help by moving your car / van / etc out of the lane for the day please?