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Baldernock Community Council Meeting - 11/05/2020

This group was established in 2013, to promote interest in the local history of the parish. It is not restricted to residents of Baldernock, and all those with an interest in the history of the parish are welcome to attend our walks, talks and visits.  

We have an emailing list to keep the group up-to-date with our activities, which are also regularly listed in the Baldernock Newsletter.  You do not have to be a member of our group to participate, but if you join our email list we will be able to keep you abreast of our plans.

Activities began in April 2013, with a talk on the place names of Baldernock – given by Pete Drummond – in the Coach House, Balmore. 

Our local history walks have demonstrated the wealth of visible evidence for 18th and 19th century farming, coal and lime mining, and lime burning on the muir in the north of the parish. Other walks have visited further sites of these activities, have seen evidence of millstone quarrying, and have explored the evidence of World War II bomber decoy activities and anti-aircraft precautions, the Forth & Clyde Canal, and the River Kelvin embankment.

Our talks have included:

  • World War II Bomber Decoy Sites
  • Lime Burning and Transport
  • The Cadder Pit Mine Disaster and Mavis Valley and 
  • The Baldernock Parish Boundary.
  • History of the Forth and Clyde Canal 
  • The Strathblane Valley railway
  • Robinsfield, Bardowie – its history & development
  • The Kelvin Valley Flood of 1994
  • Horse gins of Baldernock 
  • Baldernock in the Last Ice Age

If you wish to join the address list, and/or if you have local history knowledge or materials to share, and for any other enquiries, please contact Niall Logan or Paul Bishop at blhg@baldernock.org.uk.

Timetable 2019

All talks in Baldernock Church Hall, Glenorchard Road, Balmore G64 4AJ at 7.30 pm.

Please bring £2 to each talk, and film, to cover our costs.