On Sunday 24th February this year (2019), myself and some fellow colleagues from Friends of the Calder headed off to Greenhall armed with shovels and spades.
The aim was to find a set of steps in the former estate which the late Stan Paul, who once lived there, remembered as a child. We knew roughly where they were but didn’t know if they made from stone or wood. All we had was an old 1930’s photo and the steps allegedly been buried since the 1960s.
The weather was mild and around 6 of us turned up. I’m pleased to say that just one hour later, we had found them and uncovered the top sections. Much of the former stair was covered by a fallen tree, but a good attempt was made to uncover several steps which we confirm were made of stone, fulfilling a promise made to Stan back in 2017.
The Calder gave up another one of its former secrets that day!
Stan would have loved this!
- Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
William Campbell Marvellous some team
Moira Macfarlane What a wonderful thing to do, well done everyone who are involved in this project,!!!!
Gord Fotheringham Congrats guys excellent job…well done