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Clochcan School, near Auchnagatt **Photos required**

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Clochcan School, near Auchnagatt **Photos required** Reply with quote

Clochcan School Memorial
Location: In front of Clochcan School (Closed) beside B9030
OS Ref: NJ 947 431

UKNIWM Ref: 57206

My thanks to member ADP for finding this memorial on Google Street View.

The 1:25,000 scale Ordnance Survey map at NJ 947 431 it shows a war memorial at Clochcan opposite a junction. In fact is across the road and to the East a little.

These images are taken from Google Maps Street View and are not very clear.

The memorial beside the B9030



The memorial



The old school



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to 'Hawkeye' ADP it looks like we have a transcription

It says:

MEMORIAL CAIRN
OF THE 23 SCHOLARS
WHO NEVER RETURNED
1914 - 1918


Clochan School was closed in 1957 and pupils went to Braeside School in Aughnagatt.

See here for more details:
http://www.buchanonline.co.uk/visitpeterhead/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=199

You can see the memorial and school on Google Maps here:

Google streetmap view of war memorial at Clochcan.

Thanks to ADP for all his help on this one.

Kind regards

Adam


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Adam,

You have altered the transcription from the one that I gave to make it make more sense. Have a look at the magnified image.

Magnified image of the Clochcan School memorial.

The second line does not start with TO. It looks like AT, or possibly BY. However neither of these makes grammatical sense. Any other offerings for the transcription?

Here's hoping someone can get there and take a better photo of the memorial cairn.

ADP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADP

I had a close look before taking a snap-shot and it looked like 'TO' to me but having another look perhaps it could be a blurred 'FOR'. I'll amend the text above to ?? and we'll just have to wait and see what it actually says.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 57206

UKNIWM transcription:
MEMORIAL CAIRN/ OF THE 23 SCHOLARS/ WHO NEVER RETURNED/ 1914-1918

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thinking! I'll edit the post above.

Thanks

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