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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Lockhart Memorial Church Reply with quote

Lockhart Memorial Church
Location: South Leith Parish Church, Kirkgate, Leith
OS Ref: NT 270 760

Thanks to Innes Gray via Andrew Grant for these photographs from South Leith Parish Church.

No close ups here but hopefully the image is clear enough to read all the names.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lockhart Memorial Church was built on Albion Place beside St Mungo's Church and behind Easter Road Football Stadium. It was built in 1927 and closed in 1987.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lockhart Memorial Church was built in 1927 by Neil McLeod, builder to plans by Jeffrey Waddell & Young, Architects from Glasgow. Before this it was known as St Mungo's Church.

Lockhart Memorial Church



St Mungo's

Built in 1901. This became the Church Hall in 1927



St Mungo's had been formed in 1901 as a Quod Sacra parish of South Leith. When money left to build a church was used for St Mungo's it changed its name to Lockhart Memorial (It commemorates Dr Robert Lockhart, minister of Colinton 1861-1902. His sister left money when she died to build a church in his memory in Edinburgh.). In 1987 it was dissloved rather than merge.

Just to confuse matters there is a memorial from St Mungo's which is not on the forum yet so maybe these plaques have been identified incorrectly?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this casts a little more doubt on the right identification of this memorial. There are 23 names on this Great War Memorial but St Mungo's memorial had 22 names. Of course if this isn't the Lockhart Church memorials, which church do they belong to?

From the Scotsman 7th June 1920

ST MUNGO'S CHURCH, LEITH
In St Mungo's Parish Church, Albion Road, Leith yesterday forenoon, a memorial to the officers and men of the congregation who served in the war was unveiled by the Rev. Professor W. P. Paterson.

The memorial, which is suitably inscribed, bears the names of those who fell in battle or died on service, and a complete roll of those who were on service is made of shell cases brought from the Hindenburg Line.

Professor Paterson, in the course of his address, mentioned that over 200 of the congregation had gone to ply the soldiers' tools, and of these 22 had fallen in battle.

Such memorials he said, served three practical purposes. They preserved the memory of the great sacrifices, and kept green the memory of a great deliverance: secondly, they helped to remind people that this great deliverance was accomplished at heavy cost; and, lastly, they helped to preserve the memory of a splendid example. A number of ex-servicemen were present at the service.

In the evening a memorial service for those who lost their lives in the country's service was conducted by the Rev. George Jack, minister of the congregation.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the St Mungo's Great War Memorial and the Lockhart Memorial Second World War Memorial.

The article above does not refer to the memorial shown. The difference in names is down to Alexander Nicol being added to the list of dead. On the St Mungo's Roll of Honour (which I will post in its own thread) he is not listed.

It's good to know that the memorials from a dissolved church were saved to be placed in a Leith church.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman, 07-Nov-1928.

    EDINBURGH CHURCH'S WAR MEMORIAL. In the Lockhart Memorial Parish Church, Edinburgh, a war memorial has been unveiled and dedicated by Rev. T. B. Stewart Thomson, M.C., B.D. The memorial, which is of white marble, contains the names of twenty-three members of the congregation who made the supreme sacrifice.


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