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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Renfrewshire & Inverclyde ‘To do’ List Reply with quote

Now that we have been running for nearly two years there is a little of bit of forum administration to be done.

For example there are some threads out there where we need photographs. We may not have photographs of the name panels or even of the memorial itself. We may need up to date photographs as well.

Other threads might not have a location, Ordnance Survey reference or a UKNIWM entry.

We will also start adding unveiling details so if they haven’t been posted we’ll list them here.

There will probably be other things needing some attention which I haven’t thought of but will be listed here too.

We will start making up a list here covering all this area’s memorials, civic, church, regimental etc. If we come across something that will need actioned the Mods. can add it to this list. If you see something that needs updated please post in this thread and we can update the list.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Civic war memorial still needs to be photographed

Inchinnan , Renfrewshire - Location: OS Ref no. NC 719 482


I can't confirm if these communities have memorials and I'd like to know if they do or don't have a civic memorial


Langbank , Renfrewshire - Location: Not known
Inverclyde , Inverclyde - Location: Not known. Can only find references to Free French memorial.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have walked around Langbank and it has no war memorial. This is not too surprising as it is a small village now and was much smaller (around ten houses) in the early 20th century.

Inverclyde does not (and did not) really exist as a separate community, and so there is no reason to expect was war memorial to be associated with it. All the substantial communities along the back of the c
Clyde in the modern district of Inverclyde (Port Glasgow, Greenock, Gourock and Inverkip) are already accounted for.

I have also extensively walked around Inchinnan and asked around as I walked, and could find no trace of a War Memorial. Nor can I find any hint of a memorial on the internet. Incidentally, the OS reference supplied is not in Inchinnan, or even Renfrewshsire, but across the Clyde in Dunbartonshire.

So, I think we already have records of all the Civic memorials in Renfrewshire.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graeme

Many thanks for checking this out and yes, I think we can safely say that's all the Renfrewshire area accounted for.

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Renfrewshire isn't quite accounted for..... It dawned on me yesterday that there is a war memorial in the foyer of Linwood Parish Church in the form of bronze plaque(s), with names, on the wall. I assume that this came from the earlier church. This is a Church of Scotland and I can't remember whether it is a parish memorial in the wider sense, or is for members of the Linwood congregation.

I'm not able to access it for a photo, but perhaps someone more local may be able to. It's just inside the main doors on the left hand side [or at least it was about 5 yrs ago]

I was married in this church, so must apologise for the lapse of memory.

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Brian


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live a couple of miles away from Linwood and will investigate as soon as I can. Once I've gathered a bit more data, we can get some advice on whether this is best described as a church memorial or civic one.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added details of the memorials in the two main churches in Linwood. I believe there is a plan for the redevelopment of the shopping centre in Linwood that will include giving the town a civic memorial for the first time.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graeme

Thanks for the two posts from Linwood. I just hope the proposed memorial is going to be of sensible material like granite or bronze and not brick and steel!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to double check that these two communities don't have civic war memorials

Busby
Waterfoot

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam

Busby/Clarkston do not have a civic war memorial.
Neilston has a Boer War memorial, however it does not have a civic war memorial dedicated to WW1/WW2.
Still to check out Waterfoot.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waterfoot(between Busby and Eaglesham).
There is no evidence of a civic war memorial in the village.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:
Adam

Busby/Clarkston do not have a civic war memorial.
Neilston has a Boer War memorial, however it does not have a civic war memorial dedicated to WW1/WW2.
Still to check out Waterfoot.

John


John

Are you aware if the Neilston Boer War memorial includes a female name?
I have three English Boer War memorial photos that commemorate Boer War Nurses so it's not unusual.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,
The Boer War Memorial is listed on the Civic forum. You can check it here
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic3303.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks John

Should have realised. Lack of concentration on my part.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

Many thanks for checking for memorials.

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Adm
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