Walk: Victoria Park Heritage

Victoria Park Drive North, G14 9RN
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18 September 2021

18 September 2021 (2pm; 60 mins) Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Come on a
journey to explore: the heritage and culture from prehistoric times to the
present day; in addition to the wildlife of Victoria Park, Whiteinch, Glasgow.
We will start at the main Gates, commemorating Queen Victoria’s jubilee and
the opening of the Park in 1887 by our Victorian predecessors and think about
what led them to establish our Park. We will help you remember and commemorate
those who died on the SS Daphne and both the World Wars of the twentieth
century. Our visit takes in: the former bandstands; the SS Daphne memorial, to
the estimated 124 dead; the famous Fossil Grove, with fossil tree trunks from
approximately 325 million years ago, discovered when the Park was being
constructed; the Oswald Clock; the ponds both boating and duck; in addition to
the fine ornamental formal gardens. At the listed Cenotaph by Francis William
Doyle-Jones (1873-1938) we shall reflect on the impact of the two world wars
to the local community. We finish at the sadly disused Partick Curling
Pavilion. The club was formed in 1842 and the C listed Arts & Crafts style
pavilion dates from 1900. Meeting point: The main gates on Victoria Park Drive
North. Facilities Disabled Access

Victoria Park Drive North, G14 9RN

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