Grangemouth Heritage Trust

Grangemouth Heritage Trust We a comprehensive range of photographs and artefacts from Grangemouth’s past. There is a 12 × 8 ft model of Grangemouth Airport with facts and books of World War II.
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Slide shows are arranged by the Trust historian for local organisations.

Operating as usual

04/02/2021
Bowhouse Community Association

**Important Info**

🚕‼️⚠️PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT ⚠️ ‼️

We are working with Kerse Cabs to support our vulnerable adults in the Community.

Should anyone have any difficulty in organising transport to travel to the venue to receive their Covid 19 vaccine, please contact Kerse Cabs directly on 01324 464999 to organise transport at NO cost to yourself.
No one should go without their vaccine due to transport difficulties.

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01/02/2021
Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo
15/01/2021

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo

The Society of John De Graeme
05/01/2021

The Society of John De Graeme

ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1803 The world's first practical steam boat is, launched at Grangemouth by William Symington

The boat measured 65f ft long 16 ft wide and 8ft deep was built with a paddle wheel in cavity on the stern of the vessel and two rudders on both sides for steering the steam powered boat
The boat is said to have been built by John Allan at Grangemouth and utilised the nearby Carron iron works for the engine which had proved instrumental previously regarding steam innovation with James Watt and his steam engine designs utilising the same foundry

The Charlotte Dundas proved successful regarding is power when on March 28th it successfully towed two laden sloops (the Active and The Euphemia) weighing 130 tons among the forth and clyde canal from lock 20 to port Dundas in Glasgow a 18 and 1 half mile journey on 9 hours and 15 minutes a feat at the time.

Sadly fears regarding the boat damaging the canal banks resulted in the project being abandoned the Charlotte Dundas would spend its life as a dredger minus its engine ending its life at lock 10

There is now a dedicated heritage trail to the Charlotte Dundas near where the Kelpies stand today

For more info on the Charlotte Dundas
http://charlottedundas.com

01/01/2021
24/12/2020
11/12/2020

We have received the following enquiry
In the province of Limburg, the South of the Netherlands, there is a World War II Commonwealth War Cemetery in Sittard. Dutch locals adopt Commonwealth War Graves, so the memory of their sacrifice will not be forgotten. The locals care for the graves and bring flowers on special occasions.

I am contacting you on behalf of Mrs. Philma Koks. She adopted the grave of James W. Greenhorn, who was in the Royal Scot Fusiliers and gave his life on the 18th of January 1945. Mr. Greenhorn actually stayed a short time with the family of Mrs. Koks during the war, before he died in battle. When the adoption program started, she requested to adopt Mr. Greenhorns grave. She told me the story of Mr. Greenhorn and of his family. A short time after the War, Mr. Greenhorns father came to visit. He wanted to meet the family who took in his son during these perilious times. With him he brought a little wooden box. Mrs. Koks’ father took Mr. Greenhorn Sr. to his sons’ grave. The little box contained the ashes of his recently deceased wife, and Mr. Greenhorn placed them by their sons grave. Some years after this, the brother of James W. Greenhorn contacted the Koks family again. This time he brought the ashes of his father, so he could be laid to rest with his wife and son. After the death of the father of Mrs. Koks, unfortunately all contact was lost. Mrs. Koks has been looking after the resting place of James W. Greenhorn and his parents for a few years now.

Mrs. Koks asked me to make some inquiries about James W. Greenhorn and his family. I did a little bit of online research and found the name of Mr. Greenhorn on the Grangemouth Memorial in Zetland Park. I hoped there was a historical society that might have more insight in Grangemouth and so I stumbled upon your website. I hope that you could help us or point us in the right direction. Thank you in advance.

I have tracked relatives to Jim Greenhorn born 1951.
He attended Beancross Primary School & Grangemouth High S
School.
It would be great if we could track him down

Has anyone any idea where he is today

December already hope it's a good month for everyone.....
01/12/2020

December already hope it's a good month for everyone.....

Lest we forget.
07/11/2020

Lest we forget.

01/11/2020
31/10/2020

Happy Halloween 🎃 watch out for the ghouls tonight 👻

Can't believe it's October already........happy new month to everyone 🍁🍂🍁🍂
01/10/2020

Can't believe it's October already........happy new month to everyone 🍁🍂🍁🍂

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo
30/09/2020

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo

Here we comeWalkin' down the streetWe get the funniest looks fromEveryone we meet…
11/09/2020

Here we come
Walkin' down the street
We get the funniest looks from
Everyone we meet…

Get looking through those old photos.
28/08/2020

Get looking through those old photos.

Do you have a photograph of yourself, your parents or grandparents dancing on the open-air stage at Zetland Park during World War 2?

We’re working on the designs for the new Interpretive Sundial for the Park. The timeline includes the dances in the Park during World War 2. If you have photos you’d be willing to share, we’d love to see them as we need images to help our designer illustrate that part of the Sundial.

#HeritageFundSCO #Interpretation

Can you help GHT volunteer Maureen compile a database of dockers’ nicknames? This is a small selection of what she’s got...
13/08/2020

Can you help GHT volunteer Maureen compile a database of dockers’ nicknames? This is a small selection of what she’s got so far but she’d love your input. Please comment with the nickname and real name.

Great Place Falkirk
Zetland Park Regeneration Project

Men having a chat at the Canal Basin in the Old Town in the 1920’s
10/08/2020

Men having a chat at the Canal Basin in the Old Town in the 1920’s

August already....hope it's a good month for everyone.  (Apple tree in Zetland Park)
01/08/2020

August already....hope it's a good month for everyone. (Apple tree in Zetland Park)

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo
29/07/2020

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo

Do you know anyone whose name is on the War Memorial? Do you have any information about or photos of them? If so, the vo...
24/07/2020

Do you know anyone whose name is on the War Memorial? Do you have any information about or photos of them? If so, the volunteers on the ‘Hidden Heritage - Grangemouth’ project would love to hear from you. You can contact [email protected] or simply comment on this post and they’ll get back to you.

Great Place Falkirk

Friends of Zetland Park Grangemouth

Zetland Park Regeneration Project

A sunny Bo'ness Road in the 1980's
18/07/2020

A sunny Bo'ness Road in the 1980's

Get involved and tell your stories.
15/07/2020

Get involved and tell your stories.

Hidden Heritage Grangemouth is off to a great start! One of our volunteers, Louise, is researching the War Memorial in Zetland Park. If you have any connection to anyone listed on the Memorial, she'd love to hear from you.
Photo: John Peat Munn, Falkirk Archives

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo
07/07/2020

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo

Great Place Falkirk and and Zetland Park Regeneration Project  are looking for volunteers for their Hidden Heritage: Gra...
02/07/2020

Great Place Falkirk and and Zetland Park Regeneration Project are looking for volunteers for their Hidden Heritage: Grangemouth project. They'd like your help to explore various aspects of Grangemouth heritage, from the War Memorial and other aspects of Zetland Park's history, to the Docks and the Charlotte Dundas steamboat. ow.ly/rV1g50AiHVU

Welcome July hope it's a good month for everyone.......
01/07/2020

Welcome July hope it's a good month for everyone.......

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo
28/06/2020

Grangemouth Heritage Trust's cover photo

Who all had a paddle in here?
28/06/2020

Who all had a paddle in here?

20/06/2020
Grangemouth Childrens Day official fundraising events

Normally the biggest day of the year in Grangemouth.
I've added a link if anyone wishes to donate.
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grangemouthchildrensday?utm_term=PBmJ2DQzz

Today should have been the best day of the year but as you know Covid-19 has put a stop to it. There is no big day this year but be rest assured we are thinking about all the kids and families involved. Although we are bitterly disappointed we are already looking forward to next years celebrations. The Committee thanks everyone for their support, understanding and positive response to the decision we made. Here are a few messages from the 2020 retinue, Queen Erin and our President Steven 🌈

A company that has always supported the town.
19/06/2020

A company that has always supported the town.

Instead of getting our vehicles ready for our local Galaday this year, we are fondly looking back at years gone by.
We hope everyone is keeping safe and can’t wait to be a part of the procession again next year! 🌈🚛

It won't be this one but there will be a new sundial in the park after all the work is done. Zetland Park Regeneration P...
25/05/2020

It won't be this one but there will be a new sundial in the park after all the work is done.
Zetland Park Regeneration Project

On this day 7 years ago the Spitfire Memorial was unveiled.Well done to everyone that made this happen.
09/05/2020

On this day 7 years ago the Spitfire Memorial was unveiled.
Well done to everyone that made this happen.

Empty bottles are a familiar sight during this lockdown 😉Here are ours from the first Zetland Park archaeological dig.
22/04/2020

Empty bottles are a familiar sight during this lockdown 😉
Here are ours from the first Zetland Park archaeological dig.

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ANNFIELD PLACE 13a LA PORTE PRECINCT GRANGEMOUTH
Grangemouth
FK3 8AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:30

Telephone

01324 666603

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Any photos of Middle Street? Asking for a friend 😁
My Grandpa, William James Mackay, of Mackay The Barber's fame, in the Old Town. He also managed Forth Rangers, at one point, and had a pet parrot called Polly Watt, who used to mimic the referee's whistle and stop the match!!
I posted this on Old Grangemouth in colour to see if anyone recognised the people. So far no-one has. I don't think it belongs in my family. If anyone knows anything, maybe it's a grandparent or great-aunt please let me know. Thanks.
My mother worked in the Offices at Woodhouse, part of the GUS Universal Stores Group for many years in the 1950's/60's😊Happy Days
All the best for 2019!!🥴🥴
Merry Christmas!!🎄🎄
Hello. This will likely seem a strange question but I was brought up on Oxgang Road and I remember once being shown around a big warehouse type building at the back of the “pole park” that was filled with vintage vehicles... buses, tractors, cars, etc. I was talking about it with my mum and she doesn’t know anything about it and I just wanted to find out more about this place, what was it for etc. Can anyone help?
23rd September 1972 ....
An old Postcard image I found online, is this incorrectly labelled as Boness Road or is the house on the right maybe now gone, and looks like a Church at the end of the road - surely a mis-print on the location, or is it......
Hello, does anyone know the location of the now gone nash hotel?
ICI cricket team not sure of year
All the best for 2018!!