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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: London Road Parish Church, Edinburgh Reply with quote

London Road Parish Church
Location: Vestibule of Church, Beside jcn of London Road & Easter Road
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman of 11th October 1920 reports that the London Road United Free Church memorial was unveiled.

This church became the London Road Church in 1929 and has not merged with any other churches since then.

The problem is the Scotsman reported it was a brass memorial with 59 names (out of 411 who served). This memorial is not brass and has 56 names.

There are no other memorials in the church and it has not merged with another church so I think we have to assume The Scotsman is wrong. I think I'll have to check what local papers have to say about it.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

London Road church closed in February, and has recently appeared on CofS property pages. Local press suggests it may be converted into flats.

Congregation - which was one of few in Edinburgh, indeed anywhere, not to have united with another throughout its history - has been united with what is left of the Holyrood Abbey congregation as "Meadowbank" worshipping in the Holyrood Abbey building between Meadowbank shopping centre and the Commonwealth Stadium. (Its minister and virtually all its members had left over the recent CofS dispute over relationships). London Road congregation - providing as they were most of the people - fought the choice of Holyrood Abbey building but it was eventually insisted on in light of better facilities.

Holyrood Abbey doesn't seem to be on SWMP - but I'd think it would have a memorial. It was a union of what is now the Queen's Gallery and Abbeyhill.


In a final squaring of the circle, the bulk of the Holyrood Abbey membership and their minister - having established themselves as "Holyrood Evangelical Church" - has bought the former Kirk Memorial Congregational Church, that was a dance/fitness studio known as the Calton Centre. It is in Montgomery St... directly behind and little more than a stone's throw from London Road church. KMC had a memorial, current location unknown:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6601


Accordingly possibly some movement of memorials here.
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