I am told that the reason being was Britan and France were at war and the town mistook the monkey for a Frenchman David Armitage, Portadown Co. Armagh This happened in Hartlepool – and is celebrated to the extent that in sign language the sign for monkey is the same as that for Hartlepool. Why a sign for Hartlepool is needed, I’m not so sure. Malcolm McGibbon, Stuttgart Yes it is true. It was Hartlepool – hence the popular football chant “who hung the monkeys? Justin Rigden, Adelaide, Australia This story is also supposed to have taken place in other coastal towns e. Greenock in Scotland and Megavissey in Cornwall. I believe it became most stronly associated with Hartlepool because the Hartlepool F. This oversized monkey achieved notoriety a while back for simulating sex with a rival mascot on the touchline – hanging’s too good for him, I’d say Howard Rose, Dublin Ireland Does anybody know what the monkey was doing onboard the ship in the first place?
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Kilmacolm village viewed from Rowantreehill. Remains of the 13th century Duchal Castle. Toponymy[ edit ] Kilmacolm is generally believed to take its name from the Scots Gaelic language, meaning cell or church of Columba, derived from the dedication of an ancient church to St.
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Our Social Impact Our Heritage Scotland has a distinguished and dramatic firefighting history and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is committed to preserving our heritage and telling the stories of the firefighters, fires and appliances that have played such an important part in our history. In the world’s first municipal fire service formed in Edinburgh.
Our fire heritage draws on all aspects of the fire and rescue services that have served Scotland between then and the present day, including: Historic memorials, monuments, documents such as log books, historic incident reports and photographs Books, historical lectures and archiving activities. The new attraction will be designed to appeal to all ages and interests, combining historical artefacts dating back over years with modern and innovative interactive displays.
Subject to planning and budgetary approvals, the new Museum of Fire is anticipated to open alongside the re-developed fire station in Keep an eye on our social media channels for future updates. The fire engines, uniforms and firefighting equipment on display recreate the original atmosphere of this old Fire Station and, as you walk round the Museum, you will experience the lives of generations of firefighters through their stories, photographs, uniforms and medals.
In our exhibits and interactive displays, you will learn about the rich history and traditions of the Fire Service, from the late s to the cutting-edge technology, firefighting techniques and Community Fire Safety Education that form today’s Fire and Rescue Service.
Name[ edit ] The origin of the name is unknown; Smith suggested that the Common Brittonic Graenag, a “gravelly” or “sandy place” accurately describes the foreshore before the docks and piers were constructed, while the Gaelic options of Grianach “sunny bay” or grian cnoc “sunny hill” were seen by locals as less credible. Old Presbyterial records used Grenok, a common spelling until it was changed to Greenock around The spelling Greenoak was found in two factory accounts dating back to , and a legend developed of a green oak tree at the edge of the Clyde at William Street being used by fishermen to tie up their boats.
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Name[ edit ] The name of the town has had various spellings over time. Old Presbyterial records used Grenok, a common spelling until it was changed to Greenock around The origin of the name is unknown, suggested sources have included the Common Brittonic “Graenag”, a gravelly or sandy place which accurately describes the foreshore before the docks and piers were constructed, or Gaelic meaning a sunny place, which Grenockians have thought an improbable description.
It has also been suggested that “Grian cnoc” or sunny hill could refer to the hill on which the castle and mansion house stood, but this has not found much support. This has been generally dismissed as imaginative folk etymology , but the image has frequently been used as an emblem or logo, carved on public buildings, used on banners and badges,  and was once emblazoned on the local Co-operative Society emblem.
The town’s modern indoor shopping centre is called The Oak Mall and uses a green tree as its logo. The name is also recalled in a local song The Green Oak Tree. Significantly, no green oak appears on the town’s coat of arms which features the three chalices of the Shaw Stewarts, a sailing ship in full sail and two herring above the motto God Speed Greenock.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that there was a ‘Green Oak Tree’, situated in Cathcart Square, at the top end of William Street, close to the Oak Mall — indeed, a horseshoe set into the cobblestones, between the ‘Mid-Kirk’ church and the central feature of the square, was where it once, supposedly, grew. Hugh de Grenock was created a Scottish Baron in , and the seat of the feudal barony of Greenock was apparently what became Easter Greenock Castle.
Cardiff City v Greenock Morton pre-season friendly called off due to ‘unforseen circumstances’
A parochial lunatic asylum stood on an adjacent site to the west. Greenock original poorhouse site, The Smithston Poorhouse By the s, the poorhouse was in such a state of decay that in , the parochial board began construction of a new institution for inmates at a site on the Inverkip Road to the west of Greenock. Greenock asylum and poorhouse foundation stone, The building’s construction was described in an report in The Builder:
Cardiff City’s pre-season friendly at Greenock Morton next week has been called off. The Bluebirds’ first team were due to visit Cappielow Park on Tuesday, July 31, following this weekend’s match.
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Home fans waved red cards at their ex-boss on his first visit back to the ground he called home at the start of the season before his defection to the Bairns that prompted much chagrin down Inverclyde way. Falkirk fans gave their backing to the boss But it was a legitimate red card waved by referee John Beaton that counted against the visiting boss and the Bairns as Leo Fasan was sent off just three minutes into the second half after wandering off his line and scything down Michael Tidser just outside his area.
The resultant 42 minutes was spent defending by the Bairns and in a meeting where uncomfortable returns were order of the day, it was an ex-Bairn, Bob McHugh who returned to haunt his former club. He bundled in from close range after Kerr Waddell’s header across goal had beaten David Mitchell and Tom Dallison on the line. The match had been stoked as a grudge match by the home support who carried placards bearing the Falkirk manager’s face.
The Falkirk fans wore Ray McKinnon masks in support of the boss. But far from hostile the first half was poor and devoid of much quality. Falkirk were far from off the pace and looked at the very least a match for a Morton side, several places above them in the SPFL Championship table. Zak Rudden should have done so much better with an unchallenged header after just six minutes but steered Andy Irving’s cross wide without troubling Ryan Scully. It was a better start from the visitors than it was the hosts who have struggled at home.
The visitors, as we know have just simply struggled this season and despite a battling show, the struggles continue. Prince Buaben, on his debut for the Bairns, was a powerful presence in the midfield but no telling blows were landed on Scully’s goal.
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From the port of Greenock (Glasgow), sit back, relax and admire the beauty and tranquillity of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Stunningly beautiful with picture postcard views at every corner, it’s forest covered mountains and shimmering highland lochs will take your breath away.
Scottish registered charity number: SC Who we are. Established in the late 90s, we have wasted no time in overtaking many of our rivals to become a front runner in Scottish athletics. Such is the impression we have made, we have been awarded “Impact Club of the Year” by Scottish Athletics in recent years. You don’t have to look far to see evidence of our success – with black and white vests regularly appearing on National Championship podiums throughout the year, especially on the track, cross country, road and hills!
We have an award-winning junior development plan that has been in place for a number of years now, and the international success of many of our juniors over the last few seasons recognises how much care we take in the development of our youngsters. At the other end of the age-spectrum, we regularly have Veterans teams taking part in county, district and national competitions, and the number of athletes taking part in our local club races has been growing steadily in recent years.