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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:32 am    Post subject: Fishcross roll of honour Reply with quote

I was at the Speirs Centre in Alloa today and spotted the Fishcross RoH in a display case. I took a couple of (not very good) photos but Photobucket and I don't get on so no pics on here, I'm afraid!
Fishcross is a former mining village in Clackmannanshire, near Tillicoultry (where Sterling Warehouse is!!) The RoH is for the 1914-18 war and listed all the men from the village who served. There is an information board which I've transcribed below.

"Fishcross Roll of Honour used to hang in pride of place on the back wall of the function room of Fishcross Miners Welfare and Social Club. It was found and rescued when the club closed in the early 2000s and given to the Museum and Heritage Service for conservation.
By the time of its rescue it had been taken out of its frame and left to rot on a damp floor. It was accessioned into the heritage collection and restored very carefully by the Scottish Conservation Studio with a 50% grant from the Scottish Museums Council.
Most of this panel has been painted by hand with water colours and inks but the four lists of names were printed on brown paper and stuck on the board; only one corner of the first had survived and the second had been lost completely. It would have taken a very long time to reconstruct the list of men from Fishcross who served and so it was decided to leave the replacement panels blank. A future research project might be able to find the missing names. A red star beside some names indicates the person was killed; these names also appear on the Sauchie war memorial."

(Two of the lists survive intact but are very faded and difficult to decipher, especially through the glass of the display case).
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