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Memorials to Other Conflicts, Glasgow Cathedral

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (in two World Wars,) Gulf War 1990-1991, Falkland Islands 1982, Bell of HMS Glasgow 1938:-

War Memorials, Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, War Memorial 4

Scots Guards Memorial. The plaque commemorates those who died in Northern Ireland or due to terrorist activity. The upper plaque states a nearby window was dedicated in 1950 by the Duke of Gloucester to Scots Guards who died on active service in earlier conflicts:-

Scots Guards Memorial

Great War Memorials, Glasgow Cathedral

Memorial to Highlanders. The names are legible but the inscription below them is all but unreadable. At the time of visiting I was given to understand this was a memorial to men who died in service in India but it seems it is a Great War Memorial. There is a memorial to campaigns in India nearby.

Memorial to Highlanders, Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Police Memorial. “To the glory of God and in memory of the men of the Glasgow Police who gave their lives in the War 1914 – 1918.”
“Go tell our city living we guarded thee, dead we guard thee still.”

Great War Memorial Glasgow Cathedral

Lowland Field Ambulance Memorial. “157th Lowland Field Ambulance. In proud memory of those who died for their country. 1914 -1918. 1939 – 1945. In arduis fidelis.”

Lowland Field Ambulance Memorial, Glasgow Cathedral 3

Royal Army Medical Corps Memorial. “1914 – 1919. In memory of the ranks of the ranks of the Glasgow units Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force) who lost their lives in the Great War. Erected by their comrades.”

RAMC Memorial, Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral Congregation Memorial:-

Great War Memorial, to Glasgow Cathedral Congregation

Memorial to “men of this church.” “Sacred to the memory of the men of this church who gave their lives in the Great War. Their name liveth for evermore.”

A Great War Memorial, Glasgow Cathedral

Memorial to Four Brothers of the Great War. “To the glory of God and in memory of four brothers native to this city who died for their country and in the cause of honour and freedom.
Capt Charles H Anderson, HLI, Givenchy, 19/12/1914.
Lt Alexander R Anderson, HLI, Vielle Chapelle, 8/10/1915.
Capt Edward K Anderson, RFC, Winchester, 16/3/1918.
Lt Col William H Anderson VC, Mericourt, 15/3/1918.”

Memorial to Four Brothers of the Great War, Glasgow Cathedral

Highland Light Infantry Memorial. “In memory of the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men of the 23 Battalion HLI who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918. Their name liveth for evermore.”

Highland Light Infantry Great War Memorial, Glasgow Cathedral

Roll of Honour, Parish of St Mungo High, 1914 – 1919:-

Roll of Honour, Parish of St Mungo High 1914 - 1919

There were two busts near the Cathedral’s entrance of a woman in nurse’s uniform and a man in military uniform, presumably set in place for the 100th anniversary of the Great War:-

Great War Busts, Glasgow Cathedral

Pre-Twentieth Century War Memorials, Glasgow Cathedral

Highland Light Infantry, Indian North West Frontier 1863:-

War Memorial, Indian North West Frontier 1863

Memorial to Sutherland Highlanders of the Crimean War:-

Memorial to Sutherland Highlanders of the Crimean War

Boer War Memorial to Sappers James Hunter and Thomas Money of First Lanarkshire Royal Engineers, February 1901:-

Boer War Memorial (First Lanarkshire Royal Engineers South Africa)

Royal Army Medical Corps Boer War Memorial. Private W Munro, Erlandsfontein, 7/4/1901 and Corporals G G Penman, Bloemfontein, 12/11/1900 and J Howat,Bloemfontein, 1/12/1900:-

Boer War Memorial, Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral (Cathedral of St Mungo/St Kentigern)

We’ve passed this many times on our way into Glasgow, to the People’s Palace, the Barras or the city centre but had never stopped for a look till December 2018.

Glasgow Cathedral

If you look closely you can see a lamppost in the above photo. This is a close up showing the Glasgow Coat of Arms in the loop at its top:-

Glasgow crest on Lamppost

The Cathedral is dedicated to St Mungo otherwise known as St Kentigern. His tomb is in the cathedral crypt:-

St Mungo's Tomb

Stone rood screen – unique we were told:-

stone rood screen

Ceiling:-

medieval roof

A rather ornate side altar:-

altar-ish

Kneelers Glasgow and Highland Light Infantry Coats of Arms:-

Kneelers, Glasgow Cathedral

Kneelers, Highland Light Infantry and Church of Scotland Coats of Arms.

Kneelers in Glasgow Cathedral

Chinese Room, Willow Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

One of Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s designs for Miss Cranston’s Tea Rooms.

I featured the exterior and lower tea room with one photograph of the Chinese Room here.

Mackintosh chair halfway up stair to Chinese Room:-

C.R. Mackintosh chair

View of Chinese Room from stairs:-

Chinese Tearoom

Alcove above stairs:-

The Willow Rearooms alcove

View from above stairs:-

Chinese Room, Willow Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

View back to stairs:-

Chinese Room, Willow Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Mackintosh print, tea-room tables, menu and chairs:-

Chinese Tearoom

Demi-lune chair opposite till:-

Willow Tea Rooms Demi-lune Chair

Not the Chinese Room:-

Willow Tea Rooms Chairs

Piece Hall, Halifax

On that trip to Halifax we ended up at the Piece Hall. We both thought at first it would be Peace Hall but of course it wasn’t. It’s a Georgian building in the shape of a quadrangle and dates from 1779.

We visited in November hence the Christmas sign:-

Piece Hall, Halifax, Entertainments

One side (the north one?) is higher than its opposite. You can see this if you compare the number of floors on the side to the left below compared to the one on the right:-

Piece Hall, Halifax

As can be seen from the photo below Halifax lies in a bowl of surrounding hills:-

Part of Piece Hall, Halifax

The Piece Hall was used as a market for fabric, mostly woven wool. The spaces where individuals sold their cloth are now taken up by a variety of traders including sweets, toys, antiques, books, clothes, curios, art reclamations etc.

This is one of the four colonnades:-

Piece Hall, Halifax, Colonnades

Pre-Christmas entertainment was provided by a brass band:-

Band at Piece Hall, Halifax

The massive and elaborately decorated pair of iron gates at the Piece Hall’s entrance were made by the Sun Foundry in Glasgow. When we were there they were set back against the wall to allow entry to the Hall so were difficult to photograph but they can be seen here along with more photos of the Piece Hall.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Designed Oak Room at V&A Dundee

This Oak Room was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Miss Cranston’s Tea Rooms, Ingram Street, Glasgow.

After those tea rooms closed for business the room was for many years stored by Glasgow Corporation and then Glasgow Museums.

The construction of the V&A Dundee provided a space for the rooms to be on show to the public once more.

Mackintosh's Oak Room at V&A Dundee

Oak Room, V&A Dundee

Fireplace, Oak Room, V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee, Oak Room by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Oak Room, V&A Dundee

Windows, Oak Room, V&A Dundee

Scottish Design, V&A Dundee

Further to my post on Abbotsford, Walter Scott must be one of the few writers to have such a legacy, which I mentioned here.

In the section of the new V&A Dundee (posts passim) devoted to Scottish design there is a model of the Scott Monument the original of which stands in Princes Street, Edinburgh.

Model of Scott Monument:-

Model of Scott Monument

There is also a Robert Adam chimneypiece:-

Adam Fireplace

Some Arts & Crafts furniture:-

Arts and Crafts Furniture

A brooch designed to resemble a galaxy:-

Galaxy Brooch

A poster for the Festival of Britain‘s Industrial Light and Power Exhibition at the Kelvin Hall Glasgow:-

Poster for Festival of Britain Industrial Light and Power Exhibition

And a bookcase/cabinet by George Logan:-

Cabinet by George Logan

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

Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 20: Byres Road

There’s almost no Art Deco in Glasgow’s Byres Road.

There’s a new Nardini’s ocupying a street corner site – but that’s only within the last five years and is only a facade over the older building. I featured it here. (Compare with the Largs original.)

When I was there in October 2017 I did, though, spot the glass above these doors:-

Byres Road Deco

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