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Drymen, Stirlingshire

Drymen (pronounced ‘drimmin’) is a village in Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Main road through the village.

Road Through Drymen, Stirling District

The village is now bypassed so there’s not too much traffic but you have to go through it to access the road to the east side of Loch Lomond and the foot of Ben Lomond.

Shop and War Memorial. The War Memorial is behind the road signs.

Shop and War Memorial, Drymen

Drymen War Memorial. From southeast. A simple cross above a column on a rectangular base. Great War names:-

Drymen War Memorial

Drymen War Memorial. Dedication reads, “The Great War 1914-1918. On this Memorial are inscribed the names of the men of this parish who at the call of King and country left all taht was dear to them endured hardship faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.”

Dedication, Drymen War Memorial

From north. Dedication and WW2 panel to left. Nearest panel contains Great War names:-

War Memorial, Drymen

Art Decoish Extension, Drymen. Thirties style at any rate. Banded contrasting painting, flat roof.

Art Decoish Extension, Drymen

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

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

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Very minor deco this, but it has a flat roof and rule of three in the windows/doors – and then there are the roof edges.

Beauly is in the county of Inverness, about ten miles west of Inverness itself.

I must admit I hadn’t expected to see even a hint of deco but here it is:-

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (iii). Carron Restaurant Stonehaven Revisited Again

I have featured the Carron Restuarant, Stoneheaven twice before, here and here. At the time these photos were taken the restaurant was shu but it seems it has now reopened, purveying Indian food, trading under the name Carron to Mumbai.

This photo is of the side window on the alley at the left hand side of the imposing frontage of the Restaurant

Window, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

The canopy of that imposing entrance facing Cameron Street has this side window on to the alley but through it you can see the Art Deco glazing on the canopy itself:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Art Deco Interior, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven:-

Art Deco Interior, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

As I recall this Art Deco mosaic vestibule floor was at the rear entrance to the Carron Restaurant, in Evan Street.

Art Deco Mosaic Tiling, Stonehaven

Edinburgh’s Art Deco Heritage 23: George Street

Funny I hadn’t really noticed this one before.

On corner of George Street and North Castle Street, Edinburgh.

Former Royal Bank of Scotland premises. Good detailing round the door:-

Building, George Street, Edinburgh

Its windows and railings, on North Castle Street:-

Windows and Railings, North Castle Street, Edinburgh

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