HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

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HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Josef » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:56 pm

A visit to the world-famous ruins of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia's St Peters.

If you've never heard of the place, never got round to going, or were too feart to go on your own, now's your chance.

If you've been before, you'll know it's always worthwhile going again.

Assemble 11:00, subway-side entrance, Queen Street for 11:10 train.
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby banjo » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:27 pm

always wanted to visit there but off to southerness on that date.
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Ronnie » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:17 pm

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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:50 pm

How many Peters were there?

Remember to take a camera in case anyone thinks you're just another vandal.
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:22 pm

Josef wrote:Assemble 11:00, subway-side entrance, Queen Street for 11:10 train.


Looking forward to this, but I think I will get there a bit earlier to pick up my ticket and get a sandwich etc. ::):
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:43 pm

We probably will not meet these trendy folks ............

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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby old jock » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:57 am

I was planning on attending.

Unfortunately unforeseen events mean I won't be able to venture too far from the house for any length of time for a while.

Enjoy yourselves! Hope I can catch you all on the next walk after this

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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Guacho » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:41 pm

I'll probably catch the entourage at Partick :)
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:27 pm

Thanks everyone, I had a lovely day out, and very nice to meet the folks from London.
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby HollowHorn » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:37 pm

How daring-do was that? Turning up to a walk that you had only learned of the night before, fantastic!
She already knew it is a man's name btw.
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Guacho » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:01 pm

Agreed- great day, good company. Hope they get a yacht :wink:
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Re: HG Walk : St Peters, Cardross, Sat 25th Aug 2012

Postby Guacho » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:55 pm

A new Church was built in 1644 some three miles west of the medieval site in the growing ferry community of Cardross. It was replaced with a Church with a handsome square tower built on the same site and opened for worship on the last Sunday of April 1827.

On the night of 5th May 1941, the Church was one of a number of buildings destroyed by heavy bombing, when for some reason Cardross was the main target of the Luftwaffe, the following night Greenock across the River Clyde became the target and very serious damage was done. After the war the tower was retained as a War Memorial, and the building in Station Road - opened in January 1872 as a Free Church - was adapted for use as the present Cardross Parish Church.

As a Millennium project, the old Church tower was completely restored and at a Service held on 10th October 1999 was rededicated “to the glory of God, as witness to past faith and future hope.”

from http://www.cardrossparishchurch.org/con ... t_history/

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