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Inverclyde Programme 2018

 

In total 28 venues, 5 bus tours and 2 walking tours will be open to the public on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September including the newly refurbished Moorfoot Primary School and newly built Glenpark Childrens Centre.

Following the success of last years event the historic and newly refurbished Custom House on Greenock’s waterfront will be open again for tours of the building and the Robert Burns Museum. Completed in 1818 the Grade A listed building has been transformed into high quality office suites in a comprehensive £4.1 million redevelopment.

The Greenock Sheriff Court will reopen to host another fantastic mock trial where children can take on the role of jurors. Thanks to volunteers actors will play the parts of court staff and children can see Dorothy put on trial for stealing ruby slippers.  

There will also be wizard of Oz themed arts and crafts in the Tobacco Warehouse so plenty of entertaining activities for children to take part in. 

All tours are courtesy of the Inverclyde Tourist Group and people are encouraged to book a space on www.eventbrite.co.uk

Programmes will be available from mid August in local libraries, the council customer service centre and from some of the key venues.

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Greenock - Westburn Parish Church

Date 1: 10/09/2016
Date 2: 01/01/0001
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10 September 2016

The Church building is of special interest as it is has Grade A listing. The present building has been used for public worship since 1841. In 1855, the steeple was added to the Church structure. In 1912, Honeyman, Keppie & Rose built a chancel in the form of a semicircular apse, with rich oak furnishings including a pulpit and organ case.  At this time, an organ built by Binns of Leeds was installed.  The chancel area has three stained glass panels which were designed by Douglas Strachan.  The colours are wonderfully vibrant especially the reds, blues and purples.  Over the years, union and re-adjustment has been ongoing. As a result of this, the church building has changed its name several times – ‘The West Kirk’, The Old Kirk’, ‘St. Luke’s’ and now the Westburn Church. Over the past few years, extensive refurbishment has been carried out with an Audio Visual system having recently been installed.  

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