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Landsdowne Church WW2 Memorial, Glasgow

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Landsdowne Church WW2 Memorial, Glasgow Reply with quote

Lansdowne Parish Church, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ

OS Grid Ref: NS 575669



Glasgow's most imposing Gothic Revival church was designed by John Honeyman and built in 1862-1863. The carved stonework, including a medallion portrait of John Eadie, is by John Mossman. The spire rises to 218 feet (66.5 metres).
The decision of the minister John Eadie and a section of his congregation to leave Cambridge Street UP for the leafy suburbs of the west end was controversial. As one wag put it,
"This church is not for the poor and needy but for the rich and Dr Eadie.
The rich may come and take their seat but the poor go on to Cambridge Street."
Lansdowne became United Free and then Lansdowne Parish Church.
The Church of Scotland has now approved the transfer of Lansdowne Parish Church to the Four Acre Charitable Trust (FACT). They have a two year option to purchase the property whose spire is the tallest in Glasgow and the most slender in Europe.
FACT hope to obtain funding from various sources to maintain and preserve the A-listed building fabric. A steady income is anticipated by converting some of the back rooms into a restaurant and cafe bar.


Compare the church of today with that of its former glory.
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=37246
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/79848/digital_images/glasgow+416+and+420+great+western+road+lansdowne+united+presbyterian+church/

The WW2 Lansdowne Church Memorial is one of five war memorials within the church.



TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING
REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF THIS
CONGREGATION WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1939 1945

Douglas Campbell
Ian Graham Fraser
William Giffen
Alan Grant
Theodore F. Grant
John McLagan Gray
Robert Jack
Archibald Lyall
Alexander Mackenzie
Robert MacLachlan
James C. Marshall
William Morton
David C. Noble
William Rose
James Sinclair
William P. Smith
Alexander Stevenson
George Tibbetts
George S. Turner
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