Dumfries and Galloway and that

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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Sharon » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:19 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Godfrey Maps have just published one for Castle Douglas 1894.


Thank for that! And 4 maps duly ordered, including an Orkney one for my forthcoming holiday :)
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Sharon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:02 am

A couple from Mondays trip to the Mull of Galloway. Windswept and beautiful it is. But god it was cold. On the upside the Lighthouse at the southmost tip is open to the public, and you can go up. The wonderful foghorn was pictured from the top. I waved at the Isle of Man, hello Jo :)

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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Sharon » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:06 pm

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Some nice concrete :)
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:35 pm

That's grand. I must go see it myself, at some point.
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Sharon » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:43 pm

Next time you are down we could do a hidden Galloway outing :)
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby robertpool » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:44 pm

check out my Glasgow collection at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/sets/
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Sharon » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:30 am

Sounds like Great Great (Great?) Grampa Pool had quite a career down here. Most places would be familiar to him still, it hasn't changed much! He'd have caught the wonder of the coming of the railways; which is the one sadly significant absence now. I wonder if he knew any of my ancestors...(in a non-professional way of course!)
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby robertpool » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:02 pm

Great, Great Grandfather Pool was born in Castle Douglas and his father is buried at Kelton Cemetary.

9 members of the family are buried at Johnstonebridge: http://thepoolfamilydatabase.20m.com/johnstone.htm

The names of Robert and David have been used in the family since 1755 and l am Robert David Pool as was my father. My brother Tommy has sons named Robert and David as l have no sons ( 3 daughters).

Our family has given over 150 years combined service to the Police force since the the mid 1800s. I know this all a bit boring but there you go.
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Marcia » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:26 pm

Lucky Poet wrote:I was shown the most bizarre place I've seen in a long while: Corseyard Farm, a derelict folly-like dairy in the middle of nowhere. Locally known as Coo Palace, it must have cost an absolute fortune, being built to the highest standards in the Arts and Crafts style, mixed in with a slightly deranged Edwardian Gothic styling. Built shortly before the Great War for a wealthy Manchester shopkeeper named James Brown, it's worth a wee look, especially as it's now in the process of falling apart - the roof is coming undone, which is obviously doesn't bode well.

The whole thing, with the water tower rising above:
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A wee bit closer. All boarded up now:
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1911:
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Details:
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It was actually sunny:
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The place is definitely in trouble now, structurally speaking:
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There's a sad faded quality to the place:
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This was for, uh, something:
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Central courtyard:
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The fanciest water trough I've seen in a while. Or ever:
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It is still a beautifully detailed building. And built for cows, mind:
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More details, though they're flagging a bit:
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More wee details, this time on the gateposts:
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This seems to have been a gateway to a wee pasture area. Built for bloody cows. The owner must have been off his nut:
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On the way back to the road, this beautifully detailed wall lines the front of the property:
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Go visit if you get the chance. Here's some links:
http://www.follytowers.com/cowpalace.html
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/sho ... 6e&t=43192
http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/l ... 686859.ece

Some old photos here, from better days:
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/63 ... yard+farm/


I came across this place yesterday, by chance. The photos I took are similar to yours, and surprisingly, the buildings don't seem to have deteriorated much more - on the surface at least. It is an amazing place, and so sad to see it crumbling away like this.

It's on the market just now, so if anyone's got the half million to buy it, and the rest to do it up...

http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk/property/CAD110176/Borgue
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:50 pm

A sort of past present from Castle Douglas:

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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby calamity » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:51 pm

Sharon wrote:A couple from Mondays trip to the Mull of Galloway. Windswept and beautiful it is. But god it was cold. On the upside the Lighthouse at the southmost tip is open to the public, and you can go up. The wonderful foghorn was pictured from the top. I waved at the Isle of Man, hello Jo :)

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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Sharon » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:49 am

Thanks Calamity. Some Galloway beasts >

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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Toby Dammit » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:10 pm

Sharon wrote:Image
Ardwall brown cow. by sisterblue, on Flickr


Could be a timeless image if it weren't for the big yellow ear tags.
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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby Sharon » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:58 pm

I may edit them out sometime and pretend!

A couple showing the autumn colours washing over the Galloway hills.

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Re: Dumfries and Galloway and that

Postby banjo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:54 pm

nice wee sandyhills property for sale featured in this weeks sunday mail magazine.only £1.5 million for a room with a view.
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