Doors Open Day - 15 September
On Sunday 15 September, as part of Doors Open Day, Strathbrock St Machan Church in Ecclesmachan and Strathbrock St Nicholas Church in Uphall will be open between 1pm - 4pm.
See two of the finest historic buildings in the area and learn something of their 800 years of history.
Parking, WC and refreshments. Free, all welcome.
Guided walk round Uphall's History
Sybil Cavanagh, retired local history librarian, will lead a guided walk round Uphall on Saturday 31st August. Meet at 2pm at the Open Door. The walk will take 60-90 minutes, followed by teas and cakes at the Open Door. Cost is £2. All welcome.
A display of photos of old Uphall will be on show in the Open Door from Saturday 31 August until the end of September.
Planting by the BUD Group
Members of BUD (the Broxburn and Uphall Development Group) have recently volunteered to actively maintain some of the planters in Broxburn and Uphall. The photograph below shows some of the flowers from The Brock Garden Centre (a social enterprise based at Strathbrock Centre) at one of the locations:
Unveiling of Memorial Plaques
Over a 5-year period, a dedicated local group of individuals, ranging from 14 to 70 years of age, performed West Lothian Far From Ypres / There Was A Soldier to packed venues - including 3 years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. These performances helped raise much-needed funds for the names of the Fallen to be installed at the Broxburn and Uphall War Memorial.
The plaques were unveiled, on Sunday 23 June, by Deputy Lord Lieutenant John Povey, Mrs Kathleen Dalyell (widow of the late Sir Tam Dalyell), local historian Jonathan Moore and 96 year old WW2 Veteran Michael Boylan. As a young man, Michael served at El Alamein, Tripoli and Monte Cassino. He was one of Field Marshal Montgomery’s Desert Rats.
Mrs Meg Stenhouse has prepared books with details of those who Fell, which will be available in Broxburn Library and Uphall Community Centre.