Weʼve raised £30 to West Boathouse Renovation Bake Sale; Clyde ARC
- Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 18th November 2017
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We are holding a Bake Sale in support of the West Boathouse Renovation: Clyde ARC on Thursday 2nd November 10am - 12noon, Granite Hub
A range of cakes and buns, including seasonal Halloween Treats and other delicate comestibles will be available. There may even be tablet!
The West Boathouse is an iconic feature on Glasgow Green and forms an important part of Glasgow's history. It provides rowing facilities to the local community via Clyde ARC and Clydesdale ARC; enabling rowing for recreation, health and fitness in addition to supporting the development of junior & senior competitive athletes up to and including GB performance level.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are leading a project to repair and adapt the building to create a shared and accessible boathouse that will serve the users of Glasgow Green and the wider community, in addition to the rowing clubs.
Glasgow Green has been the home of rowing for Glaswegians from all over Glasgow, but particularly the Gorbals, East End and South Side for over 150 years. The building and emergence of the rowing clubs mirrors the transformation of Glasgow from working city to industrial, cultural and civic centre of the West of Scotland.
By 1852 Glasgow was Scotland's biggest city, 1896 saw the Subway open, and by 1905 a number of "modern" landmarks including the Theatre Royal and the King's Theatre were built to enhance and enirch the lives of Glaswegians.
The West Boathouse was built in 1905, close to the City Centre, giving water access to the river upstream of the weir and a home to the two rowing clubs of Clyde and Clydesdale that were established in 1865 and 1857 respectively. The roots of rowing were borne out of necessity, leveraging the Clyde to transport people and goods, but the clubs and the boathouse, along with industrialisation, transformed rowing from practical uses, to sport and leisure pastime.
Renovating this building means protecting and contributing to the health & fitness of Glaswegians, rowing on Glasgow Green and the building's place in Glaswegian history.
You can "Learn to Row" with @ClydeARC via Facebook
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Nov 2, 2017
Caitie - a great cause - never managed round to the bake sale but enjoyed some lemon drizzle cake courtesy of some other generous person - a small donation for my piece of cake!
Nov 2, 2017
Best of luck. I would hate to see any of the boat houses crumble!
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