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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Cupar Boer War memorial Reply with quote

From the Fife FHS

Adamson Hospital in ‪#‎Cupar‬ ‪#‎Fife‬ has recently been redeveloped. The commemorative plaque with the names of the ‪#‎soldiers‬ who fell has been lost in the redevelopment. Do you know where it is? More importantly we are seeking the names of the soldiers who were named on the plaque. Let us try and put this right. Post here or email: socialmedia@fifefhs.org

A later addition adds this was from the Boer War
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Adamson Hospital was opened in 1904 which ties in with the time Boer War memorials were being erected.

It was refurbished in 1912 so this memorial has been missing for some time.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

from Fife Today 13/6/2012
A NEW booklet has been published to commemorate the £10 million refurbishment of the Adamson Hospital in Cupar.
Written by Guthrie Hutton of Cupar Heritage, the 40-page work traces the history of the hospital from its roots in Ceres in the 1800s through to the present day.
The booklet details the many changes undergone by the Adamson and fondly remembers some of the characters — such as Matron Stark — who worked at the hospital.
‘The Adamson Hospital: the Best Small Hospital in Scotland’ will be on sale from today (Friday) in the reception area of the Adamson and at Cupar Heritage Centre.
Proceeds will go towards the Adamson community cafe project
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It might contain some information?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also - Extracted from an posting on Rootsweb
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=439856.0
Which explains why a Boer War Memorial was there.

Meanwhile the Adamson Trust continued, and in 1901 joined with the Cupar Sick Poor Association to plan a new hospital for Cupar. Funds were augmented by the proceeds of a bazaar to raise money for a permanent memorial to those members of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry who died in the Boer War. The Adamson Hospital in Bank Street was opened in 1904, with seven beds in three wards.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think we have this on the forum yet. I take it the memorial is still missing

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: Cupar Reply with quote

From papers 26 Sept 2014

A new memorial plaque listing the names of local soldiers killed in the Boer War has been unveiled at Cupar’s Adamson Hospital.

The original plaque - Cupar’s first war memorial - went missing when renovation work was carried out at the hospital a few years ago.

Dowager Lady Gilmour performed the unveiling last Friday, with the Gilmour family having provided funding towards the original memorial.

Invited guests included representatives from Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Association, Cupar branch of the Royal British Legion (Scotland), Cupar Community Council, Adamson Hospital League of Friends, Cupar Heritage, Edenvilla and Bank Street medical practices, NHS staff and the Rev Jan Steyn of St John’s Church.

The original plaque was situated near the old entrance to the hospital. When it was discovered by the League of Friends it had gone missing during the extensive modernisation project, the matter was pursued by community council secretary Douglas Provan.

Research by Mr Provan and Ian Copland of Cupar Heritage confirmed the 13 names of those listed on the plaque, which is now located in the reception area of the hospital.

Mr Provan said: “When it was discovered that the plaque had gone missing, we contacted the hospital and had a meeting. NHS Fife recognised that the plaque had been mislaid and organised for a new one to be made. They have been very helpful into what turned into a nice community project.”

Mr Copland, providing the background to the original plaque, said that the Government of the day, alarmed at the initial failings of British troops, sought to reinforce the army from the ranks of volunteer home defence units, one of which was the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry.
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Have written to Cupar Heritage today and asked if they can provide photo.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Invited guests included ...........the Rev Jan Steyn of St John’s Church.

Co-incidence or a nice piece of symmetry???
The Rev, Steyn appears to be of Afrikaans heritage.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:46 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

The old (lost) memorial is WMR 76426
The new memorial is WMR 76427
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