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 - CANCELLED
 May 14th Open meeting – Sandra Thomson – CANCELLED
 June 11th
AGM and Handover- CANCELLED


 Christmas Lunch

christmas lunch

 

Cenotaph

cenotaph

 

60th Anniversary

60th charter cake

 

District Chairman Mae Barr and President Anne

District Chairman Mae Barr with President Anne

 

Activities

 

Baby Clothes for FVRH

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. Falkirk also claims to have the shortest street in Scotland, Tolbooth Street, find it if you can behind the Steeple.

Named Rome's Northern frontier the defensive Antonine wall was built, the remains of which can be seen in the grounds of Callendar House. Callendar House, a large ornate mansion of three storeys with towers and turrets, incorporates a 15th-century castle. It is now a museum, and the focal point of 600 years of Scottish history.

Falkirk became regarded as the cradle of the industrial Revolution with the founding of the Carron Iron Works in 1759 famously known for their Carronades used by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. Many iron foundries fed by coal minmg have been the hallmark of the area, however, these industries have come to an end. Now replaced by heautiful parks, canal walks, restaurants; with entertainment programmes throughout the year; the ethos of Falkirk is cosmopolitan with an eye to conservation but committed to the challenge of the 21st. century.

The jewels within the Helix Park are the magnificent award winnng Kelpies, standing at an impressive 30 metres and weighing over 300 tonnes, the Kelpies are sculptures of horses heads, inspired by the area's rich equine history. Towering over the Forth & Clyde canal, they form a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland.

Four miles along the canal is 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 canal trips for disabled people along the revitalised canals.

 

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

 

President Anne Watson 2019 2020

President Anne Watson