|It was a busy weekend in Carradale with all manner of local events going on.|
Regretably the football team lost 5-1 to Whisky Macs on Saturday afternoon. They'd been stretched to field a side and had no substitutes to call upon. Later that day saw JJ's stag night in The Glen Bar.
Carradale Drama Group were performing away at East Kilbride and managed a very credible 4th out of nine, with Kirsty MacAllister receiving a special commendation as best supporting actress of the whole event. This has been a great season for Carradale Drama with victory at both Campbeltown and Lorne drama festivals.
Most visitors to Carradale will be familiar with the stepping stones across the river near to Waterfoot - treacherous as they are at times they're a handy shortcut across from the beach and caravan site. Not so many will know that there was once a stone bridge just upstream of the stones which was demolished, I'm told, sometime in the 19th century.
With an eye for what you're looking for the ruins of the old bridge can still be seen on the Waterfoot bank of the river. The first picture on this page shows the remains of one of the arches that once spanned the river, whilst the third picture shows the approach to the bridge also from that side.
I have yet to find a photograph of the bridge when it was still extant so if anyone has one then we'd be very pleased to borrow it for scanning.
|Don't forget the re-opening of the Network Centre tearoom at 10am tomorrow, now under the management of Josie, previously cook at The Glen Bar where many of our visitors will no doubt be familiar with her fine provender.|