NS1967 : Skelmorlie Bowling Club

taken 1 year ago, near to Upper Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 11 images, with title Skelmorlie Bowling Club in this square
Skelmorlie Bowling Club
Skelmorlie Bowling Club
On The Crescent, with great views of the Firth of Clyde. A single green bowling club, established in 1895.

The Category B Listed LinkExternal link Tudor House can be seen in the background. It was built for the Whyte family, of the Whyte & Mackay whisky dynasty.
Skelmorlie Bowling Club Flagpole
The flagpole at the club is the topmast of the 1895 America Cup contender Valkyrie III LinkExternal link , presented to the club in 1902. A plate on the mast commemorates this event as follows...

Topmast of
Valkyrie III
America Cup Racer. 1895.
Pole, Rigging, Flag etc.
Presented to the club.

A framed photograph of the yacht and her crew on the Firth of Clyde hangs in the clubhouse.

The flagpole stood at the opposite corner of the green until 1995, at which time it was moved to make way for development of the clubhouse.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bowling Green 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 1948 6773 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.1298N 4:53.1971W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 1946 6775
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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