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spoons



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Open Doors Scotland 2010 Reply with quote

http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays/

You can search by area, I think I should be able to do something in Ayrshire this weekend and in Dumfries and Galloway in 3 weeks time
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My area (Angus) is not taking part this year, dunno why?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very strange, budget cuts? mind you some of the places listed in D&G or Ayrshire would be open anyway, doesn't cost anything to add places to a list for publicity I would have thought.

Good chance to find some 'hidden' memorials in adjacent areas? Laughing

\Paul
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Perth see the link on this post here:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5754

Cheers

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apanderson
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falkirk & Stirling's venues are a bit disappointing - I think Lecropt Church might be the only place of any interest regarding memorials.

However, in Clackmannanshire, Alva Old Churchyard will be open on Tuesday & Wednesday of next week- a chance to photograph the two CWGC stones at last!!

Hopefully the sun will still be shining!!

Anne

P.S. I noticed that West Lothian isn't taking part at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame at least two councils have withdrawn from Doors open Day. I hope it's not because of funding.

Edinburgh has released their list. I will try and find an online copy and post the URL.

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lists for all areas are on the main link I posted, just search by area.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Paul. In previous years the Cockburn Association has released their own list as a pdf online. The Edinburgh Doors Open Day launch was in the local newspaper today so I assumed it would be the same this year.

I will have a good look through the online list now.

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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a lot of new stuff in North and South Lanarkshire this year, and nothing new that might have memorials.

The church in Rutherglen apparently has a number of memorials: I migght try and make it there this year.

What I find disappointing is having places like museums on these lists - more so when they don't actually offer anything other than a normal day for them. It's Doors Open Day - the point is you see something you wouldn't normally get access to.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right. I think a doors open day at a museum should be a guided tour of the archives, ie you get to see stuff not normally on display.

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ADP



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edinburgh's Doors Open Day brochure can be found at:

http://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/upload/File/DOD%202010%20Brochure.pdf

Note: it is 5.6Mbytes, so could be a slow download depending on your internet connection.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Doors Open Dumfriesshire Reply with quote

25th and 26th Sept -
1. The Devil's Porridge at Eastriggs on the A75 between Annan and Gretna take the Eastriggs turn off for Devils Porridge. At the end of the slip road go straight on over the crossroads for 200 yards, is on the left.
WW1 Munitions factory.
2. Hallmuir POW Chapel Lockerbie from Lochmaben follow A709 towards Lockerbie and take the first right turn after the traffic lights on the river bridge. Bear left at the fork, continue to crossroads then turn right. Hallmuir Camp is almost immediately on your left. From Lockerbie town centre, go south to the Queens roundabout and follow the signposts.
Built by Ukrainian Prisioners in WW2.
3. Greyfriars Kirk Dumfries is located at the North end of the High St just opposite Robert Burns statue. This church owned private now and has some KOSB colours and memorials relating to wars.
4 Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum leave A75 roundabout at the A701 and follow the signs. Former WW11 airfiled and the Control Tower houses the museum.
5 Shambellie House, 7 miles south of Dumfries on A701 Coast road, follow signposts. The Stewart Family were engaged in military camaigns.
Shambellie is Open only on Sunday 26th for Doors Open Day.
These are a few of the events in area; look at www.dooropendays.org.uk -
to find out some more.
Teddy.
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