NS4075 : East End Park - the southern entrance

taken 11 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

East End Park - the southern entrance
East End Park - the southern entrance
This photograph was taken from the side of Glasgow Road; the road and one of these gateposts can be seen in NS4075 : Dumbarton East, Bridge and Station, which provides further context. As a comparison with that photograph makes clear, the course of the railway line at Dumbarton East Station can be seen in the background.

As for the gateposts, the more distant one bears the inscription: "Children's park opened January 1914".

The inscription on the nearer gatepost reads: "Gifted to the Burgh of Dumbarton by Dr J.Douglas White & Peter Denny".

For the Denny family, see NS3975 : Statue of Peter Denny and NS4076 : The Denny family mausoleum.

As for Dr J. Douglas White, he was the nephew of James Campbell White, the first Lord Overtoun, who was, in turn, the son of the industrialist James White, for whom NS4276 : Overtoun House was built: see NS4076 : The White Memorial, on which all three of these individuals are commemorated, and NS4276 : Overtoun Bridge.

For a view of the park, as seen from almost the same spot, see NS4075 : Gruggies Burn. For another part of the park, see NS4075 : East End Park.
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 February, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Period (from Tags)
20th Century 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4063 7504 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5142N 4:33.1988W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4064 7503
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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