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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The collar and face made me think of the young soldier in Lochmaben. Is the same sculptor responsible for both?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, it has the same 'look and feel' of Lochmaben.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Glenfinnan Reply with quote

Thanks to David Burnett for the photos.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:52 am    Post subject: postcard image Reply with quote

Originally the Statue and name side of the plinth did indeed face the same way.
I'm wondering if a growing tree line on the slopes of the hill, therefore blocking his frontal view, was was the reason the figure ended up being turned around?

I think the wooden rifle must be a replacement. As you can see in the recent photos his weapon is sitting on his toe, probably to give it some purchase, but in the old image you can (just) see it went straight down to the base between his feet.

Here's a postcard image, not great but you can see the names and facing side of the soldier.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Or it has been moved and when rebuilt it was put round the wrong way. I've seen that before.


Many thanks to Lorna Byre who took the time to contact us about Glenfinnan's memorial, which confirms it was reinstated incorrectly after road improvements.

The base is the wrong way round as the road, much improved in the 1960s used to run below the Memorial, and now runs above the Memorial. It was moved while blasting/roadbuilding was being carried out, and replaced after works were completed. Unfortunately, someone didn't get things quite right!

Thanks again to Lorna for this information.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Report Reply with quote

Unveiled on Saturday 19th of September.



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