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Dunning War Memorials

Dunning is a village in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Its War Memorial is a Celtic Cross set into a shaped stone above a series of steps.

The steps are inscribed with the dates 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. The cross has 1919 just below it. The main tablet is inscribed, “Erected by the inhabitants of Dunning and District in grateful memory of the men from the neighbourhood who fell in the Great War.” The curved one above states, “These four tablets were added in memory of those who died in the war 1939 – 1945.”

Dunning War Memorial from West

From east:-

Dunning War Memorial from East

From north:-

Dunning War Memorial from North

From south:-

Dunning War Memorial from South

One of the faces of Dunning War Memorial showing names for both World Wars:-

Dunning War Memorial Names

On the wall of the churchyard is a plaque installed in 1995 expressing thanks to the villagers from grateful World War 2 evacuees:-

Dunning War Memorial Plaque on Churchyard Wall

Scone War Memorial

Scone is a town just to the north-east of Perth in Perth and Kinross. The nearby Scone Palace was the historic crowning site for Scottish monarchs. A replica of the Stone of Scone (Stone of Destiny) lies in the Palace’s grounds.

A Celtic style cross on a tapering plinth, Scone’s War Memorial stands on a small promontory beside the cemetery to the south of the town by the A 94 road. This side has the dedication for the Great War.

Scone War Memorial

The revrse side bears the World War 2 dedication:-

Reverse, Scone War Memorial

Great War Dedication. Reads, “To the memory of the men from the Parish of Scone who to uphold liberty laid down their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919.” Names A – Mi:-

Great War Dedication Scone War Memorial

Great War names Mo – Ro:-

Scone War Memorial Great War Names

Great War names Ru – Y:-

Scone War Memorial Great War Names

World War 2 dedication. “Also to the memory of the men of this Parish who laid down their lives in the World War 1939 – 1945.”

Plus one name for Iraq 2003:-

Scone War Memorial, World War 2 Dedication

Pasadena Roof Orchestra on Tour

I ended up behind this van while wending my way through south Perth and Kinross, while travelling north on the A 912 in March 2017.

Pasadena Roof Orchestra on Tour

Pasadena Roof Orchestra Van

I didn’t know the Pasadena Roof Orchestra was still going.

The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy

This wonderful Art Deco cinema in Aberfeldy, Perthshire (or Perth and Kinross as it has now become) is perhaps not what you expect to see in a small town in the middle of Scotland. Still in use as a cinema (plus cafe and bar.) The Birks (birches) is a local beauty spot/steep valley.

The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy from Right

Entrance. Like the rest of the cinema (refurbished quite recently I believe) the glazing isn’t original:-

The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy, Entrance

View from left:-

The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy

Side aspect:-

The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy, side view from rear

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 39: Crieff

Minor Art Deco in Crieff, in the old Perthshire part of Perth and Kinross.

Two shops on the High Street.

Art Deco Style Shop, Crieff

Pity the windows have been poked out on this one.

Art Deco Style, Crieff

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