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Auldgirth, Friars Carse Hotel - Post Office memorial

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Auldgirth, Friars Carse Hotel - Post Office memorial Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Located in the grounds of Friars Carse Hotel near Auldgirth. OS Map Ref NX 925 850.

The memorial consists of a copper beech tree and accompanying plaque. It was unveiled in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance.

The hotel was opened in 1938



This photo shows the original 2001 location in the centre of the main lawn beside the hotel.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

by January 2008 it became apparent that the location was far from suitable, it would rapidly outgrow its location and block the view from the hotel to the river so it was moved a few tens of yards and it now sits beside the path leading down to the river Nith.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to Simon Kelly, who I think is the company secretary of the company which runs the Friars Carse Hotel, for his help and information.

I do not know the significance of the names on this plaque. The few I have traced seem to have no obvious connection to Scotland and I am still investigating this.

I am also looking into the Remembrance Books held by the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72150
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure there is another thread on the project for this but I cannot find it!

Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance was established by donations from Post Office employees to purchase properties for their familiesí use as a living memorial to their fellow workers who had died in the two World Wars.
Properties, usually country houses, were bought all over the UK to provide convalescent and, later, holiday facilities for members and their families.
My dad stayed at Auldgirth in the 1950's after an operation and my mother and I visited.
So actually the whole building is a War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found the previous posting here (bottom of page 2)

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic3909-0-asc-15.html

Incidentally we seem to have threads for Royal Mail memorials and for Post Office memorials.
I know legally they are separate businesses these days but........
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been to the Waterhead Hotel, Conistion, Cumbria to day where there is another almost identical memorial with the same few names.

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72326.
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