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Walmer Crescent, Glasgow

David and Helen moved to Walmer Crescent in Govan, Glasgow after the Bank in Callander failed. Their first three children, Margaret, James and Andrew were born here and they only left this property in 1863 when the emigrated to New Zealand. This whole crescent was designed and built by the famous Glasgow Architect of the time 'Greek' Thomson. So called because of the classical style of architecture that he favoured.

Helen must have felt at home here with her association with her father's Stirling buildings, also built in the in the classical style.

The first picture shows the whole sweep of the Crescent and the second shows No 6 which is the actual house in which the Philp family lived.

In modern times the area has a rather 'run down' feel to it and most of the houses have been converted to student appartments.