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A day at
I'm often asked
it's like at Richmond Park or indeed, where is Richmond Park!
you say, it's opposite Shawfield Stadium, they know where it is but
usually say something like, "I thought it was part of Glasgow
Green". The Green is on the north side of the river. Richmond
Park was purchased in 1898 by Glasgow Council for the people of
Glasgow, two ponds were built for this new park, one for boating &
model yachts, the other for water fowl. The park was named after Sir
David Richmond, the then Lord Provost.
As for the "what's
it like" no two days are the same. Recently there were Deer
walking around the park, which was nice. When I entered the
clubhouse today, there were a group of members helping one another
with a new boat. You know what it's like, half a dozen members,
giving half a dozen conflicting advice! Eventually, enough equipment
was scrounged (mostly mine) to try it on the water.
After that, a member of the public, asked where the sunken
wreck was, he knew something was missing, his son calls it Titanic.
then went for a cuppa, "who's all those suits"
someone said, " one of them, looks like The Prime Minister,
David Cameron" said Robert, but what's he doing here, as if it
was an every day occasion. He was invited in & offered a brew,
(don't panic Ronnie, George paid for it). He said he was on his way
to see how the preparation for next years Commonwealth Games was
getting on & had stopped, to stretch his legs.
come up with a better one than that, “British Premier, visits a
Premier Scottish model boat club” comes to mind.
was not all that long time ago, Deputy First Minister, Nicola
Sturgeon, manned our stand at the Gorbals Fair. Who do you think will
pop by next.
One thing's for
certain, Agnes will get her picture
taken with them!
Report by Eddie Haig, AKA Ed-the-Web