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Millport Quay

benches #0002, #0003 and #0004

Glasgow Street

benches #0026 onwards!

Crosshouse

benches #0078, #0079, #0080 and #0081

Glasgow Street

benches #0068 onwards

Glaidstone

benches #0147 and #0148

Newton Beach

around benches #0040

Newton Beach

around benches #0040

Kames Bay

benches #0092 and #0093

Cosy Corner

benches #0169, #0170 and #0171

Over to Arran

bench #0082

Over to Arran

benches #0058 to #0067

By the Crosshouse

bench #0084

West Bay

bench #0213

West Bay

bench #0214, #0212 and #0213

About

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Greater Cumbrae has hundreds of benches, with the majority of them found in Millport. Most of those benches have plaques acting as memorials. North Ayrshire Council, who I have no connection with, has a project to protect Millport from sea flooding, and this means that that a lot of the existing benches along the sea front in Millport are going to be (re)moved.

The aim of this project was to photograph each bench (and any plaque) on the island, before anything happened - All of them are now published on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

I beleive that I have got all the benches on Cumbrae now, and updates are on any removals and extra shots that I have of the benches and their surroundings.

I do this for the love of it, and don't expect any thing in return, however if you'd like to buy me a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake then I won't say no.

Thank you.

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News

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Pinned News - September 2021 - This is the latest update from the Council, the interesting part is reproduced here:


North Ayrshire Council surveyed the benches and identified 146 memorial plaques along the promenade. The Council will carry out a separate consultation on the future of the memorial plaques. There will be no changes to the promenade and benches in 2021. (Presently the proposed construction start is Summer 2022.) We will not make any changes without carrying out prior consultation with the affected families.

Blog update: 04 September 2022


Another blog update over on the Buy Me A Coffee site - here The Missing Bench!

Latest Bench

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New benches are published on Twitter each evening, Facebook and Instagram will always be at least 10 days behind.

Map

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Blog

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There's an occasional blog series over on the buymeacoffee site

Check them out here

Missing

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North Ayrshire Council know most of the 'owners' of the benches, but there are a number they have no contact details for, the council had a list (now deleted) but can be accessed via the "WayBackMachine" here, which is reproduced here:


Roy and Irene Maclean; John McElveen and John Kidd McElveen; Mary McLauchlan; FR Jack Collins; Robert Dows; Mrs Violet H Henderson; Albert and Ina Hulme; Robert and Mary Adams; May and Alex Mcarthur and Mary Campbell; Anna Maguire; Maisie Morris and John Raeburn; James Craigie and Mary Craigie; Ruth Young 2001; Violet Keir 2002; John and Ilia; Bill and Mary Thomson; Isobelle and John McDonald; Alistair Sinclair ; Margaret and Duncan Goldie; Duncan Carmichael ; Mary and Willie McGowan; Isobel McLagon; Shelia Harvey; Best wee nana ever from Lisa and Deen; Iris and Jack Reid of Barrhead; John Mirrlees; Mary and Roy Mathews; Margarse Caskie; Caths Spot; John Hart Feeney; Andy Patrick; Calab Ryan Pentlin; Menino and Esperanca Rato; Margaret Thom Montgomery and Jim Montgomery; Jim Mooney; Hamish ; John "Ian" Wyper; Jimmy and Cathie Mulligon; Irene Bainbridge (Kilfedder); Jackie Askew Addison; Liam and Jonelle Brennon; William and Marie Brennon; Tommy and Mary Clement; Jim Hynd; Mrs Jenny Buchanan Nellis; Margaret Burley; David Kerr

Please Note there are a number of transcription errors in the council list, at the end of the is section is a corrected list, and links to the twitter page for that bench.

This is where it gets interesting - as North Ayrshire Council appear to have found some benches (or plaques) that I can't locate!

I'm going to have to have a closer look!

These are the benches that North Ayrshire Council have no contact details. Click on the images to show the bench on twitter.

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#bench0001
Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0004
Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0006
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0016
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0018
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0028
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0031
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0033
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0037
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0050
Wood and Metal Bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0060
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0064
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0067
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0072
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0074
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0075
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0076
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0085
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0086
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0092
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
Removed

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#bench0093
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0095
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0096
Metal bench
Missing
Removed

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#bench0103
Plastic bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0104
Plastic bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0105
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0107
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0108
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0109
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0110
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0111
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0112
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0113
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0115
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0116
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0117
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0118
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0119
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0125
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0127
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0128
Wooden and metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0168
Wooden bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0169
Metal bench
Missing
At Risk

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#bench0170
Metal bench
Missing
At risk