Inner Wheel Club of Falkirk

Syllabus 2019-2020

2019  
 September 12th    
Liz McIntyre – Franklin’s Legs – Story of Eleanor Roosevelt
 October 10th
TBA
 November 14th
60 Anniversary Lunch – W McIntyre – Author
 December 5th Christmas Meeting (Note change of usual date)
2020  
 January 16th
Lynda Ross-Hale – The Cyrenians (Note change of usual date)
 February 13th Bruce Jamieson – Author –“ Linlithgow Lives”
 March 12th
Business Meeting
 April 9th
Ruth McNamara –Talk on Filmsn
 May 14th Open meeting – Sandra Thomson – The Story of Jute
 June 11th
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)

 

 Cultoss Summer Outing

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

 

 International Service Afternoon Tea

International Service Afternoon Tea. March
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