Invermoriston War Memorial

A study in where not to place your war memorial.

Or where not to place your roadsigns,…

…although it is always handy knowing where the loos are.

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6 Responses to Invermoriston War Memorial

  1. Nick Kilner says:

    Interesting. What a curious memorial! I’ve never seen a home address on one before, that’s gotta be unique. The shape is also very odd. The main pillar looks almost like a reject from a local quarry.
    The memorial in Shobdon, Herefordshire was moved from a similar location to the village green two years ago after a lorry knocked it down for the umpteenth time.

    • Margaret Draycott says:

      Glad you said that Nick was thinking the same, perhaps it’s all the village could afford, they obviously wanted it to be visible but of course a 100 years later the world and traffic has changed.

      Happy New Year to you

  2. Daisy in Indonesia says:

    Hi guys,

    I do remember seeing Magicfingers posts with home address’on the memorial. From memory I think it is a Scottish thing. I kind of remember posts of other Scottish memorials with place names on… is this correct Morag?

    With a cursory search of the internet of old photos of the Invermoriston War Memorial it appears the road was not always so wide and the memorial did not have a footpath in front of it, meaning there was a larger grass area. This was prior to the garish signs as well. I’d like to have a pint at the Glenmoriston Arms but perhaps not today as it’s 1 degrees Celcius up there at the moment.

    Daisy

    • Nick Kilner says:

      Hi Daisy. Hope you had a very enjoyable Christmas. You may well right, perhaps I’m losing the plot lol. Seeing a house name, such as Ivy Cottage, on a memorial just seems very peculiar.

  3. Morag Lindsay Sutherland says:

    good afternoon from Brora or home of Clyne war memorial n the county of Sutherland- Golspie village 5 miles south had the memorial on A9 and for the time was a sensible spot but like someone else has said the traffic volume became such that it was not in a good place for a Remembrance Sunday parade which I think might be the reason why it and Loth Parish memorial was also moved from its prominent position on main road looking down across the fields to the comer of the modern cemetery beside the now abandoned church . as for the address query I need to have a think about that
    the year is almost at a close- let us hope 2021 is kinder to us all

  4. Morag Lindsay Sutherland says:

    from Golspie war memorial information online-and it features a picture
    Of stone construction with a Celtic cross at the top. In addition to the names of those who died there are inscriptions of the various campaigns. It was moved to the park from its original site on the A9 to avoid disruption of traffic on Remembrance Day as otherwise the road had to be closed for several hours

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