On 30th September proper action took over 636 Maryhill Rd. with a group of place makers! It has been an amazing day to work hand in hand together and to share ideas. Founds have been made for a porta cabin which is anticipated to be on site in the following weeks. We were surprised to discover so many stones and bricks laying around as well as some, snails, little lizards and 16 years old treasurs!!
Biggest discovery was to find out what used to be in this empty site. An old man stopped by and shared his story about the 636 Maryhill Rd. He told us that his uncle used to have a garage on 636 Maryhill Rd site and was in a business of roof slating and chimney making. The site was vacant now more than 40 years!
After doing some research it looks like 636 Maryhill Rd. site has been in use as late as 1896 and current site of Dunard Primary School was occupied by Brick Works!
How do people remember industrial Maryhill neighbourhoods? We will be collecting community memories to keep them alive soon and keep you all updated. So far we are energised by all positive support and enthusiasm towards the project. Let’s reclaim these vacant lots! Can not be more inspired by all wonderful people who join action of place making!