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More Memorabilia of Empire Exhibition, Glasgow 1938

Here is a wonderful Art Deco poster for the Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938, held in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. I saw the poster for sale at Ingliston Antiques Fair in Edinburgh:-

Poster for Empire Exhibition, Glasgow 1938

There, too, was this brilliant Art Deco style chocolate box lid showing one of the two Scottish Pavilions at the Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938:-

Chocolate Box, Empire Exhibition 1938

Also at the same Ingliston Antiques Fair I saw this framed photo of an Art Deco building which looks as if it may have been (still be?) a hotel. The flag standard is flying a French tricolour.

Framed Photo of Art Deco Building

Art Deco/Moderne Architecture in Arbroath

This lies opposite Gayfield football ground.

Moderne House, Arbroath

Entranceway. The balcony and canopy above the door, the windows in and beside the door, plus the rounded corner to the left – and the flat roof – are deco features. The glazing has been mucked about with though:-

Art Deco/Moderne House, Arbroath

Showing rounded corner, balconies, strong horizontals and verticals:-

Arbroath Art Deco/Moderne House

View of side and rear:-

Rear view, Art Deco/Moderne House, Arbroath

Old Woolworths Building, Arbroath

Typical Art Deco style Woolworths building, now an estate agents:-

Old Woolworths, Arbroath

Ridged roofline, pillaring. Plus buddleia!!

Old Woolworths Building, Arbroath

Reverse entrance is a Nickel and Dime:-

Old Woolworths Building, Arbroath

Art Deco Antiques

I saw these in an antiques centre last year and had to photograph them.

Tin with lid showing the Albion Hotel, Miami Beach:-

Tin with lid showing the Albion Hotel, Miami Beach

There are more photos of the Albion Hotel on Flickr.

Bakelite model of Tower of Empire at the Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, 1938. The lower card insert says, “Balcony holds 600 people. Height 470 feet above sea level. Overlooking six counties.”

Bakelite Model of Tower of Empire at the Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, 1938

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 55: Dingwall

Dingwall is in the Highland region, and was formerly the county town of Ross and Cromarty.

None of these is major deco but they have at least a bit of the look.

This bank is possibly 1950s, though:-

Art Deco Style Bank, Dingwall

This one’s more like it. Rule of three in centre and side windows, three end windows, the glazing itself:-

Art Deco Style Building, Dingwall

Reverse view: rule of three in windows, plus flat roof portion:-

Art Deco By=uilding, Dingwall, Reverse View

A sturdier looking building:-

Possible Art Deco, Dingwall

St Drostan’s Markinch

I’ve posted photos of St Drostan’s – aka Markinch Parish Church – before.

The kirk has a twelfth century tower. Archæological investigations have been ongoing recently resulting in this information board showing its possible construction and some details of the stonework.

Information Board St Drostan's Markinch

A very short discussion on the archæological findings is here.

At the top of the entrance steps up to the kirk is an outbuilding, I think it’s the Session House, which has this unusual windowed niche in it. I think the crown above it represents some sort of royal connection:-

Niche in Outbuilding, St Drostan's, Markinch

Art Deco Butcher’s Shop, Markinch

This is kind of hidden away in Commercial Street, Markinch. If you drive straight through the town from either of its entrances you won’t see it as it’s on a street that goes between those two main roads.

J Hastie. Scottish Craft Butcher. Rule of three in upper windows, curved shop windows. It is still a functioning butcher’s:-

Art Deco Butcher's Shop, Markinch

Other angle:-

Markinch, Art Deco Butcher's Shop

Curved windows:-

Art Deco Style Butcher's Shop Windows,Markinch

Markinch Primary School

Markinch is the town nearest to Son of the Rock Acres. It’s a bit bigger than a village. Big enough to have a reasonably large Primary School which has some Art Deco styling.

I suspect, though, it was built in the 1950s when there was still a hangover of Deco style from pre Second World War days.

I took care to photograph it in summer when there were no children around.

Markinch Primary School from John Dixon Park:-

Markinch Primary School

Seen from northwest. Rule of three in windows, brick “portholes”, flat roof, square chimney tower:-

Markinch Primary School Part of West Side

West side Close-up:-

Markinch Primary School West Side Close-up

North side from northeast. Porthole window, canopy, rectangular chimney block, metal railing on wall, metal gate:-

Markinch Primary School, North Side from Northeast.

Old “boys” entrance. Canopy with porthole window above, frieze:-

Markinch Primary School Entrance

South side from southeast. Canopy, porthole window. Old “girls” entrance.

Markinch Primary School South Side from Southeast

East side. Rule of three in some windows. White “portholes”:-

East Side, Markinch Primary School

Interiors, House of Dun

See here and here for my previous posts about the House of Dun.

I forget the tale about these cartouches. One of the Jameses and his wife I think:-

Cartouches in Hall, House of Dun

Mirrored fireplace:-

Mirrored Fireplace, House of Dun

Plasterwork:-

PLasterwork, House of Dun

Fireplace and fireguard:-

Fireplace and Firguard, House of Dun

Overmantel and clock:-

Overmantel, House of Dun

Room and windows:-

Room, House of Dun

Clock and sideboard:-

Clock and Sideboard, House of Dun

Bed:-

Bed, House of Dun

Rudimentary shower:-

Shower, House of Dun

The House of Dun

The House of Dun lies in the parish of Dun, west of Montrose. The present house was designed by the famous architect William Adam. Two of his drawing designs for the house can be seen here.

One of the resons I wanted to visit is because The House of Dun is the ancestral home of Violet Jacob whose Flemington and Tales of Angus I read four years ago now.

Estate entrance:-

Entrance, House of Dun

Game Larder, in entrance courtyard, House of Dun. How the other half lived:-

Game Larder, House of Dun

House of Dun:-

House of Dun

Rear view:-

House of Dun, Montrose

Model:-

Model, House of Dun

Side view:-

House of Dun, Montrose

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