NS6064 : Glasgow Humane Society building

taken 2 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Glasgow Humane Society building
Glasgow Humane Society building
This house dates from the 20th century, and is not the Society's original 1795 building, which was closer to the river. See NS6064 : Glasgow Humane Society Officer's House for a rear view and some history.
Glasgow Humane Society :: NS5964

Founded in 1790, Glasgow Humane Society is the world's oldest practical life-saving society. The society is based in the Officer's House on Glasgow Green, with a nearby boathouse and landing stage on the north bank of the River Clyde.

In addition to many other services, the society (which is a registered charity) Provides safety cover for the people who use the river for sporting and recreational purposes. This includes 14 rowing clubs, canoeists and The Rutherglen Cruising Club who make daily use of the River, plus commuters, members of the public and tourists who visit along the river bank and walkway.

Glasgow Green :: NS6063

Glasgow Green is a park situated in the east end of Glasgow on the north bank of the River Clyde. It is the oldest public space in the UK dating back to the 15th century.

In 1450, King James II granted the land to Bishop William Turnbull and the people of Glasgow. The Green was then an uneven swampy area composed of a number of "greens" (divided by the Camlachie Burn and Molendinar Burn), including the High and Low Greens, the Calton Green and the Gallowgate Green. The park served a number of purposes in its first few centuries; as a grazing area, an area to wash and bleach linen, an area to dry fishing nets and for activities like swimming.

Efforts were made to improve the layout of the park, notably In 1817 and 1826. The park was levelled out and drained and the burns were culverted.

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Date Taken
Friday, 28 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 13 February, 2020
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Park and Public Gardens 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6000 6407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.9670N 4:14.2667W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6000 6406
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