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The Cenotaph, George Square, Glasgow

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: The Cenotaph, George Square, Glasgow Reply with quote

Situated in front of the City Chambers, the Cenotaph forms the focal point for the Remembrance service every November.

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Inside the City Chambers you can view the Rolls of Honour for the two World Wars for the City of Glasgow. I've not done this yet, but when I do I'll try and get a photograph as I believe there is a small section where they are displayed.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to prove it isn't always raining in Glasgow
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A postcard which was found in "Miss MacDougalls Photo Album".

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref 23041

Location is George Square at OS Map Ref NS 593 653

As David states, the Roll of Honour is indeed inside the City Chambers (building behind the cenotaph) but is in a locked cabinet and the books are closed. I will post this separately.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos sent to UKNIWM 1 Mar 2008.

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Harry Flashman V.C.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive memorial I was up in Glasgow last month for a couple of days. Showed my four year old daughter around it and explained what it was for.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Cenotaph vandalised Reply with quote

The BBC is reporting that the Cenotaph in George Sq, Glasgow has been vandalised by graffiti.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8089526.stm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see a council that acts quickly when a memorial is vandalised. Unlike some others I'm reluctant to mention...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Glasgow Cenotaph Reply with quote

I noticed this elsewhere.

"I was deeply saddened and not a little angered to find that the Cenotaph in George Square isn't accessible to the public just one day after Armistice Day in order to allow workies to tart up the Square in preparation for Christmas (or whatever we're expected to call it nowadays).

Whoever authorised this should be subject to an interview without coffee"

Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a couple more shots. St Mungo in the dry



And yet another shot of one of Gillick's lions!



We don't have a clear photograph of the fern leaf but short of clambering over the memorial I don't know how we'd get a photo of it?

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