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Burnbank Gardens Summer Gathering … and remembering Douglas Morris

By on June 16, 2016

Libby McArthur, the actress and writer/director who is patron of Queens Cross Housing Association, will open the Burnbank Gardens Summer Gathering on Saturday (June 18) at 1pm.

Burnbank Gardens Residents Association, the newly-established residents association for the area, is hosting the first of many planned social gatherings aimed at bringing together and building their neighbourhood community.

In a chance to catch up with neighbours and get to know new residents in the community, BGRA  “warmly invite locals to come along and join us for conversation and refreshments” in the gardens.

This event will also mark the contribution of Douglas Morris, a pioneer in forming the original housing association in Burbank Gardens, who died last year aged 90.

BGRA say: “Many of our longer-standing residents in the area remember Douglas and his commitment to building community housing in the area. This neighbourhood event gives us an opportunity to acknowledge his hard work and commitment.

“Douglas’s family are travelling from far and wide to attend the event, including his daughter from Spain, and uncle and cousins from Wales. This is an important day for them.

“As well as his hard work within the Burnbank community, he was an independent councillor and a Justice of the Peace.

“He was the original founder of Burnbank Housing Association which was eventually incorporated into Glasgow West Housing Association. Douglas was a member of their board for eight years. As well as this, he was head of the Glasgow Branch for the Scottish War Blind where he worked until his retirement.”


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