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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Morley wrote:
I was talking to a lady today who has lived in Roberton since the 1940s. She says that the old parish church had two stained glass memorials in it but, when the church was sold (over 20 years ago) the new owner took them out and sold them in London. I will try and find out more.

Meanwhile, she also said that the old East Church in the village, also now a private home, still has a memorial in it. When I see the owner I will ask.

For such a tiny village two churches is somewhat mind boggling in the current secular age. As there is no civic memorial it does seem plausible that there could be something hidden away.


Interesting, but isn't the civic memorial the one at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=795?

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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Paul, that's the "other" Roberton, out Hawick way. I think it must be a bit bigger than here. There is a Roberton lad named on Whiston WM which is a couple of miles down the road - but even that has only three names!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Morley wrote:
No Paul, that's the "other" Roberton, out Hawick way. I think it must be a bit bigger than here. There is a Roberton lad named on Whiston WM which is a couple of miles down the road - but even that has only three names!

oops, I should be used to places with the same name being confused, living in Dalry!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now laid my hands on a local Roberton history pamphlet written for the Millennium and it throws a little more light on the Roberton Church memorial - or should I say the memorials at Roberton churches!

It states, "After World War 1 two stained glass windows were put into the West Church, commemorating James Waddell, John Wilson, John Halliday, Hugh Neilson and William MacGregor, all killed on active service as was William Drummond. Family windows commemorating those killed in the war were also installed in the East Church."

Waddell, Halliday, Wilson and Neilson are all named on the memorial for the Wiston and Roberton parish located in the Wiston Church grounds.

Both churches are private residences and I will try and nab the owners when I can. However, the (briefly mentioned) East Church, which is next-door but one to me, seems to have entirely modern windows.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A book of old photographs of Clydesdale includes one of the Drill Hall at Carluke which was paid for by public subscription as a memorial to those who had fallen in the Boer War. It was built around 1904 and provided a drill hall for the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. It was demolished some years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update of Roberton "East" Church - more properly the former United Free Church. The stained glass windows installed in the Church (as referred to in the press clipping on the Wiston and Roberton thread) do still exist in situ. I was talking to the owner today (from a safe distance) and he confirmed that they are in the church, now his home. When the Corona Virus restrictions are lifted I will pay a visit and start a separate thread.
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