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Black Watch Boer War Memorial, The Mound
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spoons



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone seems to have posted some pics so here are some of mine, sorry I was dodging traffic so they lack a bit in composition! Taken 11 July 2008.











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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Everyone seems to have posted some pics so here are some of mine


And I'm glad you did paul. We can now compare the renovated front panel with earlier photos already posted. What a difference, it looks great now.

I wonder how long it will be until some of the rifles and bayonets start to go missing though?

Adam
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had heard that the bayonets were not being replaced. I'm glad to see that they have after what I believe was nearly 100 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think more than 100, earlier in the thread someone said they were broken off in 1906.

Sorry I didn't get the other inscription plaque by the way, the area was coned off for roadworks and I didn't fancy standing in the middle of the road any longer.

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Murray



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: The Team that Renovated the Monument Reply with quote

I came across this site purely by accident.

It has some good shots of the before and after type thingy

http://www.aocarchaeology.com/discoveries/news/black-watch.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great site. I like the "before and after" shots. It's amazing how much detail was obscured by age.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately that link no longer works. Here is a page from the same website with a little detail on the restoration:

http://www.aocarchaeology.com/news/black-watch-memorial
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