Inner Wheel Club of Falkirk

Committee 2017- 2018

 President Anne Stenhouse
 Secretary Eleanor Rennie
 Treasurer Margaret Kean
 International Services Zena Milroy
 Club Correspondent Loretta Waddell

 

 

Syllabus

2017  
 September 14th Falkirk Rotary -  President Margaret Lyon
 October 12th The Wojfek Bear.- Aileen Orr.     Please bring a teddy bear
 November 10th Charter Lunch & visit of District Chairman
 December 14th Christmas Meeting  tba
2018  
 January 11th The Story of Jute.- Sandra Thomson
 February 8th Paws for Progress - Suzanne Ruby
 March 8th Business Meeting
 April 12th The Role of the Pharmacist in the Community - Eileen Peebles
 May 10th Open Visitor Meeting  Speaker tba
 June 14th AGM and Handover

 

 

Community Service Hospital Visit

 

Community Service Presentation of Baby Clothes at Forth Valley Hospital
L To R.Anne Stenhouse, Dorothy McClements, Nurse in Charge, Evelyn Hill (Convener). May 2017

 

 Cultoss Summer Outing

Culross Summer Outing. June 2017
Group of Members inc. Valerie Dillon Programme Convener. 4th left.

 

 International Service Afternoon Tea

International Service Afternoon Tea. March 2017
Group of Kitchen helpers with Convener Sandra in charge of the Coffee Pot. 

 

 

 

About the area

All roads and rails lead to Falkirk, situated in the Forth valley some 19 miles along the M9 from Edinburgh, and 18 miles from Glasgow. A fair-sized and bustling town with the charm of narrow cobbled lanes and streets full of speciality shops.

Significant changes have shaped the character of the district over the last 150 years. Named Rome's Northern frontier the defensive Antonine wall was built, the remains of which can be seen in the grounds of Callender Rouse. Caliender Rouse, now a museum, is the focal point of 600 years of history and gives a real insight into the history of Scotland itself.

Falkirk became regarded as the cradle of the industrial Revolution with the founding of the Carron Iron Works in 1759. Many iron foundries fed by coal minmg have been the hallmark of the area with evidence of their products throughout the world. These industries have now come to an end but provide a magnificent cultural heritage. Replaced by heautiffil parks, canal walks, restaurants and entertainment programmes during the year, the ethos of Falkirk is cosmopolitan with an eye to conservation but committed to the challenge of the 21st. century.

Falkirk is home to the world renowned Falkirk Wheel, which links the Forth and Clyde canal with the Union canal. These canals differ in height by 35m and used to be linked by a series of 11 locks over a distance exceeding a mile. They are now linked by the world's only boat lift, a stunning visual and engineering feat, and an extremely popular visitor attraction.

The Seagull Trust which provides canal cruising in Scotland (free for disabled) has a base in Falkirk. It provides free canal trips for disabled people along the revitalised canals.

Falkirk also claims to have the smallest street in Scotland, Wooer Street, find it if you can behind the Steeple... obviously not much wooing there!

 

Meetings

Day

Second Thursday of the month. No meetings in July or August.

Time

2.30 pm

Place

Park Lodge Hotel
Camelon Road
Falkirk
Stirlingshire FK1 5RY

 Park Lodge Hotel

 

Anne Stenhouse Falkirk

President Anne Stenhouse