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jrah60



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Church Street Public School Reply with quote

The Memorial is housed within Partick St. Mary's Masonic Lodge No 117, 92 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NX.



Many thanks to Ian Leighton, Lodge Member, who allowed me access to the Lodge.

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a striking Roll of Honour. Sadly it's original home is in a bad way.
http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/ref_no/2706
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And sadly this memorial is in a masonic hall and not a Glasgow school where it should be.

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Jim



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree it ought to be in a school but perhaps its current location is more accessible to the public than a school(?)

An email to one of the local councillors might produce a solution.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the memorial had not been rescued by Ian Leighton then it would almost certainly have ended up in a skip.
From the conversation I had with Ian it would appear that the members of the Masonic Lodge were the only people willing to give it a home.

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the inscription at the top of this memorial (and it's history of rescue) I wonder if there was another Roll for the latter years of the war??
I'm just grateful that this fine object was given a home - why is it that school memorials seem to be more likely to be "dumped" or is that just me????
Can anyone identify the flags/banners. The Royal Standard, the French Republic and the Japanese I know, but is the Lion Rampant Belgian??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't mean to sound disparaging of the efforts made to rescue it. At least it is on display and in the community so grateful thanks to Ian Leighton for his work. It's just a shame a school memorial can't be hanging in a local school. It's a very poor attitude of the local authority if no local organisation was prepared to take it on.

It was common for rolls of honour to be produced in the early war years. They were then often superceded by another roll or memorial at the end of the war.

Ken - for the coats of arms I'd suggest, from left to right:

Japan, Serbia, Portugal, UK, France, Montenegro, Belgium and Russia

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re Local Authority taking control of memorials/ Rolls of Honour.

The new Hillhead Primary, opened a few years ago, replaced Hillhead (the old one), Dowanhill, Willowbank, and Kelvinhaugh Primary Schools.

Does anyone know if any of these schools had memorials and if so what became of them?
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