Friday 7 August 2020

Port Glasgow's East End

When I was compiling my Port Glasgow Heritage Walk I had a big problem in choosing what to include and what to leave out.  So I've decided to make a list of some of the other places or buildings of interest in the town.  Let's start off in Port Glasgow's east end, there are some interesting things to see. 

I've set them out on a map to make it easier to work out where they are.  For a downloadable interactive version of this map click here.

Here's what's included in this section - click on the links to find out more about them.

A -      The Bogle Stone - a glacial erratic with an interesting history.
B -      "Future in Hand" sculptures at either end of Robert Street in Port Glasgow.  Bronze sculptures by artist Nina Saunders linking the area's history as a productive fruit growing area as well as a busy shipbuilding centre.

C -      Toll Boys Memorial - a lovely little garden area housing a memorial cross naming those from the area who lost their lives in World War 1.
D -      former Clune Park Church - unfortunately derelict, this former church has been left to rot away.  Designed by Boston, Menzies & Morton architects.  Clune Park Church opened in June 1905 and could accommodate 500 people.

E -      former Clune Park School - also derelict, unfortunately.  Designed by H & D Barclay architects and opened in 1887 it could accommodate 600 children.

It is fascinating to discover interesting buildings and sculptures in places that were once proud and  thriving local communities.

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