Jul 27 2016

Street Walk – between Arthur & Dowling Streets

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27/7/2016. Street Walk. area roughly between Arthur St. and Dowling St. E. Leaders: Lester, Peter.

Street walk route map.

Street walk route map. Begin. Littlebourne Rd, cross Stuart St, Upper London St,  Part Arthur St, Upper Cargill St, part Stuart St, upper Smith St, lower Tennyson St, Pt upper View St, upper Dowling St, Canongate, Brown St, Elm Row, upper York Pl. End.

28 left the car park on time at 9.30 after Judy wished two members a very happy birthday. Unfortunately things turned sour in the Moana Pool car park.

Lester had been give permission to us the parks, but it was noticed these are only 2-hour parks.

No option but to find other parks. Passengers out and drivers away to find parks, then all meet again in from of the O.B.H.S. memorial gate.

Hello, again. (Adrienne pic.)

Hello, again. (Adrienne pic.)

Walk finally started about 10.30. Lucky the morning tea spot was close and our host, Mrs Scorgie, and her lovely dog were out front waiting to greet us.

We divided into small groups and all had a good look round the three floors of “Stranraer”,

Stranraer House

Stranraer House. (Adrienne pic.)

complete with it  nursery area. Mrs Scorgie kindly gave us a detailed history of this grand old 1910 stately home. (No, it was not a 15 minute stop – more like a 1 hr – 15 min. stop.)

The remaining walk went well. Lunch a bit late at Canongate. Walk finished in York Place where Bruce was able to tell us is was Olveston that had influence the architect when he designed “Haeta”. Many visited  Rockbourn Gallery at 298 York Place.

Then on to Roslyn for coffee in the old Fire Station.

Coffee, Roslyn

Coffee, Roslyn.

Quite a short walk – about 4 kms – but with a lot of stops for history. – Lester.

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