NS2677 : Birthplace of Birdie Bowers

taken 7 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Birthplace of Birdie Bowers
Birthplace of Birdie Bowers
Of the two houses behind the nearest lamp post, Birdie Bowers was born in the one on the left (for a view from out on the Clyde, see NS2677 : Bower's Folly on Greenock Esplanade, viewed from P&O's Adonia sailing out of Greenock).

It is now simply house number 57 on NS2677 : The Esplanade, Greenock, but it was at one time called Bowers' Folly, supposedly because it was quite isolated when it was first built (see the booklet cited at the end of the item that is linked at the end of this paragraph). This house was also the place where Henry Robertson Bowers was born; he was better known by his nickname, Birdie Bowers; on the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, he remained with Captain Scott to the end; see NS2676 : The Bowers family memorial.

Just to the right of the lamp post, at the foot of a flight of steps leading up to the house, there is a plaque affixed, just below the house number: NS2677 : Plaque at birthplace of Birdie Bowers.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2611 7789 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.7467N 4:47.2405W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2614 7791
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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