Baldernock Local History Group

About

Baldernock Local History Group was formed in 2013 to explore, understand and inform about the history of Baldernock parish, a small rural parish between Milngavie and Torrance on the northern outskirts of Glasgow. Baldernock has a rich agricultural legacy as well as extensive remains of mining for limestone, coal, ironstone and fireclay, and widespread evidence of 18th and 19th century lime burning.

The Local History Group holds regular talks and walks in the autumn and winter, focussing to date on the area's local history, including talks on: the Forth and Clyde canal and the Antonine Wall (both of which cut through the neighbouring area to the immediate south of the Parish); local housing; the meaning of Gaelic place names in the parish; mining and other industry; and designed landscapes.

Location

Baldernock, G62 6HB

Contact

Paul Bishop
Co-organiser
078 55 111 836
Niall Logan
Co-organiser

Events List

Date Title Town/City
21 May, 2018 - 19:30 Talk: Illicit whisky chaser Balmore
16 April, 2018 - 19:30 The East Dunbartonshire Mills Project CHANGE OF TOPIC Balmore
16 April, 2018 - 19:30 Mugdock Wood and Craigton Wood – Ancient or not? Balmore
19 March, 2018 - 19:30 The Story of the River Kelvin Balmore
19 February, 2018 - 19:30 Beneath our feet – mining in Baldernock Balmore
15 January, 2018 - 19:30 Talk: Reading the ruins – South Craigend and Cornhill Balmore
20 November, 2017 - 19:30 Talk: The Robinson & Dunn Timber Yard, Temple – connecting Glasgow to the world Milngavie
15 May, 2017 - 19:30 The Drove Roads of the West of Scotland Balmore
20 March, 2017 - 19:30 Flax and Ploughing Balmore
20 February, 2017 - 19:30 Puffers of Clyde and Canal … Kirky-built and Others Balmore
16 January, 2017 - 19:30 Bring-along Night Balmore
21 November, 2016 - 19:30 From Pillar to Post - the History of Post Boxes and Phone Boxes Balmore
5 May, 2016 - 19:30 Baldernock and East Dunbartonshire in the Last Ice Age Balmore
21 April, 2016 - 19:30 Horse Gins and Doocots of Baldernock Milngavie
17 March, 2016 - 19:30 Talk on the 1994 Balmore Flood Milngavie
18 February, 2016 - 19:30 Talk on Robinsfield, Bardowie: its History & Development Milngavie