Wednesday 26 September 2012

Stairlifts Cambuslang – Stairlifts Lanarkshire

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in  Cambuslang, Lanarkshire . And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 0141 278 3929  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Cambuslang – Stairlifts Lanarkshire

Sitting right on the edge of the outskirts to the south east of Glasgow is Cambuslang, a town which has been there for thousands of years.  The first signs of a settlement date back to the Iron Age and in recent years the town was known for coal mining, iron and steel.  Tata Steel Europe (formerly Corus) still has interests at Clydebank Steel Works in the town.  Recently Hoover has joined the Cambuslang ranks of industry.

Cambuslang has a population of 24,500 of whom almost 5,000 are retired.  Castle Comfort Stairlifts who help to make life easier for those with disabilities who have trouble with stairs, also knows that of those 5,000, 125 already own stairlifts.  As authorities on the subject, we feel it is our responsibility to pay attention to the statistics.  Roughly 2.6% of the retired population come to need help getting up and down the stairs.  On our homepage we count stairlifts as they’re sold so that you can see just how rapidly this is happening all over the country.

If you or one of your loved ones could benefit from a stairlift, we can advise, install and provide excellent after care.  We have stairlifts to fit all kinds of staircases and the needs of people.  Take a look at our straight and curved stairlifts.  We can also help with perch stairlifts if you have trouble bending your knees or larger stairlifts that will carry more weight if that fits the bill.

Take a look around at what we can offer and call our local office for more information on
  0141 278 3929.

It’s all about the people
Sometimes history and culture really give a clear picture of what a town is about, but in the end it comes down to the people.  They are what makes a town and give it its substance.  Cambuslang isn’t short of famous inhabitants, past and present that give it its meaning and its core.  Here are the stories of some them:

·         Cambuslang’s Patron Saint, St Cadoc was responsible for founding a monastery which was superseded by the Old Parish Church in the 6th century.  Cadoc came from Wales but probably in his quest for help to stay the invading Saxons visited Jerusalem, Rome, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland.

·         David Dale lived much later in the 18th and early 19th centuries.  This Scottish industrialist and philanthropist was the co founder of the New Lanark Mills.  He owned the Rosebank Estate in Cambuslang, a second ‘holiday’ home and retreat from his home in Charlotte Street, Glasgow.  The latter is said to still be standing.  His estate in Cambuslang was sold on his death to the Caledonian Railway Company who split it in two.  Rosebank House eventually became the Rosebank Estate and the southern half of the Estate was sold to Thomas Buchanan.  His son sold off the estate for real estate development in the mid 19th century.

·         Shipping magnate Sir George Burns who founded The Cunard Line lived in Rosebank House at one point.

·         The Reverend Dr James Meek was minister at Cambuslang in the latter part of the 18th century.  He came with a string of notable titles to his credit including Dean of Chapter at Glasgow University and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.  He wrote the first report for the First Statistical Account of Scotland about Cambuslang.

·         There is some evidence that King Arthur may have fought his first battle here against invading Saxons.

·         Another famous Royal, Mary Queen of Scots is said to have fled from Scotland crossing the ford at Cambuslang in 1567.

·         The famous 18th/19th century, garden designer and writer John Claudius Loudon was born here.  He wrote the 1822 Encyclopaedia of Gardening.  Beyond that he also invented a ‘flexible iron bar sash’ which enabled huge glasshouses such as Kew Garden’s Palm House and Crystal Palace to be built.  Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Derby Arboretum, Harewood House in South Yorkshire and Stradsett Hall, Norfolk are amongst some of the many gardens he designed.

·         Sir Thomas Lipton, the tea magnate lived here in the early 19th century.  His home was Johnstone Villa which took his mother’s family name.  He was a keen yachtsman and took part in the America’s Cup 5 times in yachts called Shamrock and Shamrock V.  Unfortunately he was unsuccessful.  He was only inducted into the Americas Cup Hall of Fame in 1993!

·         Opera singer, Robert Wilson was born in Cambuslang.  He trained as a draughtsman and later as a singer.  He spent several years performing with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company famous for performing Gilbert and Sullivan Operas.

·         Scottish miners’ leader, Mick McGahey worked in the Cambuslang mines and has a memorial in the town.  His father was the founder of the Communist Party of Great Britain.  Mick followed his father into the party and also became vice president of the National Union of Miners.  He took a typically militant line during the 1972-74 miners’ Strike; by the time of the miners’ strike of the 1980s with Arthur Scargill at the helm of the NUM, McGahey was retired but still supportive.  He has been described as a ‘working class hero’.  In 2006 a memorial to McGahey was unveiled in Cambuslang.

·         Duncan Munro Glen was a prolific poet, essayist, editor and author who was born here.  He was a retired professor of Nottingham Trent University.  He was a friend and promoter of two other Scottish poets, Hugh MacDiarmid and Ian Hamilton Finlay who was also an acclaimed artist.  He was nominated for the Turner Prize in the 1980s.

Source: EAC 2006

·         Another poet, Robert Crawford who was born in Bellshill, grew up in Cambuslang.  Crawford currently holds the position of Professor of English at St Andrew’s University.

·         Midge Ure is probably best known for his time with Ultravox but he also played in bands Visage, Thin Lizzy and others.  In 1984 he co wrote and produced ‘Don’t they know it’s Christmas’ with Bob Geldof.  They went on to organise BandAid, LiveAid and Live 8 with proceeds from the concerts going to famine relief in Ethiopia.  Ure was born James Ure; his stage name Midge comes from the phonetic pronunciation of his name Jim spelt backwards.  He is an honorary Doctor of Letters at Dundee Abertay University and an ambassador for the charity Save the Children.

·         Another musician from the area is Brendan O’Hare who was the drummer with Teenage Fanclub.

·         Also from Cambuslang is Patrick Harkins who has directed episodes of Taggart and Casualty.

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The first episode of Taggart aired in 1983 with Mark McManus who was born in nearby Hamilton, playing the lead role until his death in 1994.  Taggart’s wife spent years in a wheelchair.  Although she may have been a fictitious character on TV, when in real life your mobility is impaired you can benefit from help.

We are happy to help you realise a practical solution with a stairlift for use in your home.  We supply a good range made by all UK manufacturers, so we can offer unbiased recommendations.  You can see our prices here and check out the comparisons of the different chairlifts.  We also do reconditioned ones.

It’s no joke having to put your hand in your pocket for a stairlift but it will make a great deal of difference to your life.  However if it means digging rather deep, take a look at the grant possibilities or 0% finance loans, which will allow you to spread the payments.

Of course if there is anything else you’d like to know, just give us a call and we’ll get right on it,  0141 278 3929 .

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