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Blitz Memorial, Clydebank

 
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alexmaclennan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Blitz Memorial, Clydebank Reply with quote

The memorial is on Graham Avenue in Clydebank

The memorial is a tapered stone cairn built of 6 courses of dressed stone and capped with a single pyramidal capstone. There are two small brass plaques set into opposite sides of the top 2 stone courses of the cairn. The cairn is on a low wide plinth. The memorial is in a small garden, with a slabbed pavement leading from the street to the memorial. The memorial garden lies in a plot between houses on a residential street.










The memorial commemorates the Clydebank Blitz

IN TRIBUTE TO
THE CITIZENS OF CLYDEBANK
WHO SUFFERED AND ENDURED
IN THE DEVASTATION
BY ENEMY ACTION
ON 13TH AND 14TH MARCH 1941

I will restore to you the years


THIS MEMORIAL CAIRN WAS ERECTED BY THE
PROVOST, MAGISTRATES AND COUNCILLORS
OF THE BURGH OF CLYDEBANK
AND WAS UNVEILED ON THEIR BEHALF BY
PROVOST FRANK DOWNIE J.P.
11TH OCTOBER 1961

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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something I found on the clydebank story website where there is also a photo of the unveiling.

"The first new houses to be built in Radnor Park since the Blitz were completed in 1961. As part of this redevelopment it was decided to erect a memorial to those who lost their lives in the air raids in March 1941. The memorial is located in Graham Avenue on the site of the blitzed Wedderlea Hall and consists of a modest white sandstone cairn incorporating rubble from some of the blitzed buildings that once stood in the area."

http://theclydebankstory.com/image.php?inum=TCSA00057
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