More of Jim’s images here.
Ardentinny Bowling Club hosted their first Centenary Ties on Tues 13th July when ladies pairs from five of the Cowal Clubs came to the green to play off the Quarter Final pairs ties.
The Ties were as follows:
Upper Cowal B versus Bogleh’a B
Kirn & Hunters Quay B versus Dunoon Argyll B
Bogleh’a A versus Ardentinny A
Dunoon Argyll A versus Upper Cowal A
With the first named team in each match progressing to the semis to be played at Boglh’a on Wed. 14th July. President G.Smith umpired.
Thanks to the Club for providing the purvey and Shirley and Lettie for serving it up after the games.
Given the overwhelming village support for the community purchase of Glenfinart Walled Garden, the Community Council, in conjunction with the Forestry Commission, instructed the District Valuer to value the property. A Valuation of £10.000 was received on the 29th June, 2010.
As the Community Council is not empowered to raise funds, it has been necessary to revive Ardentinny Community Trust in order to access grant funding for the purchase, fund-raising, renovation and future management of this community project. Previous membership has now lapsed but it is hoped that residents might consider becoming members and helping the community take this exciting project forward. The revived Trust is holding an EGM at 2.30pm on Sunday 25th July at Glenfinart Hall, Ardentinny to which all are welcome.
Further information on the Community Survey results are available here.
A fascinating historical map from 1882 showing the walled garden can be viewed here.