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Dalbeattie War Memorial

This lovely example of a War Memorial is in Colliston Park, Dalbeattie. A column with lion finial surmounting a hexagonal base, made out of local granite.

Dalbeattie War Memorial

The bench in front is inscribed, “We will remember them 1914-1918.”

War Memorial Bench, Dalbeattie

Inscription, “In Memoriam, our glorious dead, 1914-1918,” and “1939-1945, their names liveth forever.”

Inscription, Dalbeattie War Memorial

Names. Great War above, WW2 below.

Names, Dalbeattie War Memorial

Great War Names:-

Dalbeattie War Memorial, Great War Names

More Great War Names, Dalbeattie War Memorial

More Great War Names. Note St. Nurse Jessie J Paterson TFNS:-

War Memorial, Dalbeattie, More Great War Names

Names for both wars:-

Nmaes for Both Wars, Dalbeattie War Memorial 7

Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

Before passing through the rest of the town the Barr Burn runs down the side of Colliston Park, Dalbeattie.

Barr Burn in Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

Reverse view:-

Colliston Park, Dalbeattie, Barr Burn

The previous two photos were taken form this bridge over the Barr Burn.

Bridge Over Barr Burn, Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

The Park contains Dalbettie’s War Memorial (photos to come) and this memorial, “Commemorating the men and women who worked at the Edingham Munitions Factory, Dalbeattie, 1939-1945.”

Munitions Factory Memorial, Colliston Park, Dalbeattie

More Dalbeattie

The Barr Burn flows through the town:-

Barr Burn, Dalbeattie

Dalbeattie, Barr Burn

This blue plaque commemorates….

Blue Plaque, Dalbeattie

Great War Memorial Plaque from Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School.
“To the memory of former pupils who gave their lives for their country in the Great War.” This was in the window of Dalbeattie Museum when we saw it but it was evening and the museum was closed:-

Great War Memorial Plaque

The Barr Burn flows into the Urr Water. This is near the B&B looking south:-

Urr Water near Dalbeattie

Reverse view, looking north:-

Reverse View, Urr Water, nr Dalbeattie

Art Deco in Dalbeattie

Last year we visited Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway.

I was surprised when we got there to find the buildings are mostly made of granite but it turned out there was a granite quarry very close by so naturally the locals made full us eof it back in the day.

In fact the B&B we stayed in – the best such we have ever been in – was right beside the now disused quarry.

Former Quarry near Dalbeattie

I also wasn’t expecting Art Deco, but it’s there.

T H Carson Butcher. It’s really only the stepped roof-line here:-

Art Deco style Shop, Dalbeattie

Then there was the Co-op. Full deco style:-

Dalbeattie Co-op

Roof-line detail.

Art Deco Detail, Co-op Dalbeattie

More likely 1960s?:-

Decoish? in Dalbeattie

Former bank. Possible deco style round the doors:-

Former Bank, Dalbeattie

Garage/car sale room. Stepped roof-line, but windows’ “eyes” poked out:-

Art Deco Garage, Dalbeattie

Former Picture House, Dalbeattie, now Bryan Gowan’s Furniture Store. Horizontals, verticals, stepped roof-line. Rule of three above window over the doors. Shame about the replaced windows.

Former Picture House, Dalbeattie

Photographs of the cinema as it appeared in 1985 are here on the Scottsh Cinemas website. It still had the original windows, then. Much more appropriate looking.

Side View:-

Side View Former Picture House Dalbeattie

Petty War Memorial

The Parish of Petty is in the former counties of Inverness and Nairn in Highland region. The War Memorial lies beside the A 96 road between those two towns.

Petty War Memorial

Dedication, “To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of the men of this Parish who gave their lives that we might live. 1914-1918. 1939-1945, These also gave their all.” Note Pte Alice P MacDonald ATS.

War Memorial, Petty Parish

Parish of Urquhart War Memorial, Conon Bridge

Conon Bridge is in the former Ross-shire, near Dingwall. It contains the memorial for the Parish of Urquhart. (Urquhart is pronounced Urcart. Or I suppose originally Urchart with the ‘ch’ as in loch.)

Parish of Urquhart War Memorial, Conon Bridge

Names, Parish of Urquhart War Memorial, also inscribed, “Their name liveth for evermore.” WW2 names on lower stone.

Names, War Memorial, Conon Bridge

Dedication, “To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of the officers, non-com officers and men from the Parish of Urquhart (Ross) who gav ethei rlives for King and country in the Great Wars 1914-1919, 1939-1945, Erected by the inhabitants of the Parish in loving memory.”

Dedication, Urquhart War Memorial, Conon Bridge

War Memorial, Conon Bridge, Parish of Urquhart

Maryburgh War Memorial

Maryburgh is in the Highland region, 2 miles south of Dingwall.

The War Memorial is a Celtic Cross on a trapezoidal plinth above a square base.

The dedication reads, “Their names will remain forever. In proud and loving memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in the Great War 1914-1919.”

Maryburgh War Memorial

Second World War dedication, “Their names will remain forever. To the glorious memory of those who died in World War II, 1939-1945.” Note name of Private Christina M Mackintosh ATS:-

War Memorial, Maryburgh

Boer War Memorial, Dingwall

Dingwall has an impressive Boer War Memorial not far from the memorial to the twentieth century wars:-

It’s shaped as a tapered Celtic Cross surmounting a rectangular plinth:-

Dingwall, Boer War Memorial 1

The dedication reads, “Erected by the officers non-commissioned officers and men past and present of the Seaforth Highlanders, Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s in memory of their comrades who lost their lives in South Africa 1899-1902.”

Lower panel, “Killed in Action or Died of Wounds”

Boer War Memorial, Dingwall

South facing aspect. Names of those “Killed in Action or Died of Wounds”

Dingwall, Boer War Memorial Names

Dingwall Free Church behind. Memorial’s north facing aspect. Names of “Killed in Action or Died of Wounds” and “Died of Disease or Accident”

Boer War Memorial, Dingwall North Aspect

Roadside location:-

Boer War Memorial, Dingwall

Dingwall War Memorial

Dingwall’s War Memorial unusually takes the form of a wall surmounted by a kilted soldier:-

Dingwall War Memorial

It lies in a small memorial garden just off the main street:-

Dingwall War Memorial Showing Surroundings.

War Memorial, Dingwall

Dedication and names. “In memory of officers NCOs and men of the Royal Burgh and Parish of Dingwall who fell in the Great Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
How bless’d how glorious they who bravely fall their lives devoted at their country’s call.”
Great War Names on main body, WW2 names to either side.

Dingwall War Memorial Dedication and Names

Picaresque Books and Galerie Fantoosh, Dingwall

This was one of two bookshops we found in Dingwall.

It has a great name.

Picaresque Books and Galerie Fantoosh, Dingwall

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