Walking group - Week 7

The last walk for 2013 was to the Southern Necropolis in the Gorbals. The group walked through some of the New Gorbals housing and chatted about how much the area had changed over the years.

No-one in the group had been to the Southern Necropolis before so some of what we found there was quite surprising.

One of the group, Morag had this to say: 'I found the cemetery really interesting, specifically the grave that had the statue that people had left money at. I'm quite curious to find out more about what that is about and maybe go back over there once I know what it is'.

We found some information about this grave on the Southern Necropolis website but unfortunately no explanation as to why people leave money on the tomb. 

When asked how she feels about the walking group in general Morag said, 'I think it's a really good group. I enjoy the fact that I'm getting out and seeing parts of the city that I've never seen before. I'm getting some good exercise and I'm meeting people that I maybe wouldn't have otherwise met because they come into Project Ability on different days of the week. So it's got an overall aspect of health, socialising and exploring the city'.

The next walking group outing will be on Wednesday 8th January 2014. If you would like to join the group, let us know.

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