NS1967 : Skelmorlie Bowling Club flagpole

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

Skelmorlie Bowling Club flagpole
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.
1902.

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)
Submitted
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flagpole 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 1949 6772 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.1246N 4:53.1871W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 1949 6772
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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