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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: War memorials in Midlothian Reply with quote

From the Edinburgh Evening News, Monday 07-Nov-2011

    Battle to find war artefacts

    An appeal has been made to help track down all of Midlothianís war memorials.

    Midlothian Council's library service is undertaking a major research project to mark the centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of the First World War.

    Staff want to record everything relating to the war as it affected people in Midlothian and to create a roll of honour for everyone who lost their lives.

    Councillor Peter Boyes said: "We are really hoping as many local people as possible will scour their homes, look in the backs of drawers and in attics for any information at all about those who lost their lives."

    The library is also appealing for information on memorials which may have been destroyed. Contact 0131-271 3976 or e-mail local.studies@midlothian.gov.uk.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this something the project are involved with or another different group trying to cover similar ground ?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A double-page article in the Edinburgh Evening News of 09-Nov-2011.

A roll call of local heroes

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting article, a lot of work going on there.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've spoken to the person who is organising this. He just happened to join the Edinburgh's War Project recently [Adam will hopefully know who I mean]. There might be some cross over and it would be good to share info.

The gentleman had become aware of this site and was considering jpining. Hesent me an e-mail with an excel file of all the memorials he has listed for far. Could I ask one of the Admin team what is the best way forward for this? Should I send the excel file on to you?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr Bogle has been threatening to join for some time and he would be very welcome here.
He, or his group, are now custodians of the former Penicuik Co-op memorial which was saved a while back.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another splinter group ? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Another splinter group ? Wink


Naw, I have faith in this particular academic................ Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:


Naw, I have faith in this particular academic................ Wink


Good enough for me then.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garry and I met Ken Bogle a few months back. I had a chat with him and as with most of us time is his enemy since he has been doing most of this work himself. It was good to see him get such a good spread in the EEN.

I think the best bet is to start making entries here for the memorials he has found, and when he has the time to join he can hopefully add extra information.

I'll leave it up to Lost in Tilloy to decide if he want to start adding the entries here or I'm happy to do it if I get a copy of the spreadsheet.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The list:

Bonnyrigg Public

Bonnyrigg Freemasons Club

Bonnyrigg Parish Church

Borthwick x 2 [Parish & Roll of Honour]

Carrington Parish Church

Cockpen Parish Church

Cranstoun Parish

Crichton Parish Church

Dalkeith Town

Dalkeith & District Ancient Order of Forresters

Dalkeith Buccleuch Street Church

Dalkeith High School

Dalkeith Police Station

Dalkeith St John's Church

Dalkeith St David's RC Church

Dalkeith: St Mary's Episcopal Church

Dalkeith: St Nicholas Parish Church

Dalkeith: Lodge Dalkeith Kilwinning No 10

Dalkeith West Church

Easthouses Village

Fala Parish

Fala: Horn memorial

Ford United Free Church

Glencorse Parish

Glencorse Church

Glencorse Barracks

Gorebridge: Stobhill Parish

Lasswade Town

Lasswade High School

Lasswade Parish Church

Lasswade: St Leonard's Episcopal Church

Lasswade United Free Church

Loanhead Parish

Loanhead: Lodge St Leonard Loanhead & Lasswade No 580

Midlothian County Council

Newbattle Church/Parish

Newbattle Stained glass window to David Tait Jack

Newbattle Small window to Douglas Morrison

Newbattle Golf Club

Newbattle United Free Church

Newton Church/Parish

Newton Parish

Newtongrange District

Penicuik Town

Penicuik: Alex Cowans & Sons Ltd

Penicuik: Co-operative Society

Penicuik Curlers Club

Penicuik Free Gardeners Club

Penicuik Freemasons

Penicuik: North Church

Penicuik Oddfellows Club

Penicuik Salvation Army

Penicuik: St James the Less Episcopal Church

Penicuik: St Mungo's Parish Church

Penicuik: Silver Band Club

Penicuik: South Church

Penicuik: Wellington School

Polton Village

Rosewell Parish

Roslin District

Roslin Ex-serviceman's club

Roslin Parish Church

Roslin United Free Church

Temple Parish

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