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Community Archaeological Dig – Stirling’s first and forgotten swimming pool (Day One)
August 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In 1913, the miners of Millhall Colliery constructed a 25m long outdoor swimming pool. Over the next twenty years, it was a popular local resource and held regular swimming galas. By the early 1930s, it had fallen into disrepair and soon disappeared from the landscape and the memories of local residents.
On Saturday 1st September, Stirling Council Archaeologist Dr Murray Cook, local Councillor Chris Kane, Braehead Community Council and GUARD Archaeology will be running a “Big Dig” event to see if anything remains of Stirling’s first swimming pool.
Date: Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2018
Start / End: Millhall Bing, off Millhall Road (Springkerse side), Stirling.
Directions: Turn of the A095 Kerse Road at “Arnold Clark Renault Garage”. After garage, turn right just before “Action Lawn and Leisure” and follow road until you see a path with a security barrier. The dig site should be visible approximately 30m beyond the barrier.
Parking: On street parking on Millhall Road. Road significantly narrows after “Action Lawn and Leisure”; it may be easier to park there and walk the remaining 250m. Alternatively, easily walkable / cycleable from Braehead.
Conditions: paved access to dig site. Dig site is in a field, approximately 10m from paved road. There is no toilet on site, with the nearest publicly accessible toilets at Springkerse Retail Park 3/4 of a mile away.
Lunch: Bring Packed Lunch if staying all day.
Activities: Take part in the archaeological digging. Event suitable for families.