NS6065 : Glasgow Fire Memorial

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Glasgow Fire Memorial
Glasgow Fire Memorial
This memorial commemorates firemen and members of the Salvage Corps who lost their lives fighting a huge blaze at bonded warehouses on Cheapside Street in 1960: "To the Glory of God and in Proud and Loving Memory of the Officers and Men of the Glasgow Fire Service and the Glasgow Salvage Corps who perished in the Cheapside Street Fire 28th March 1960".

Also, the names of seven firemen who were killed in the Kilbirnie Street Fire of 1972 have been added to the right-hand side of the memorial.

The site mentioned in the end-note has a page that gives further details: LinkExternal link

In 2010, the Cheapside Street Fire was the subject of a special programme shown on BBC Scotland: "The Night Glasgow Burned: The Cheapside Tragedy".

See also NS6065 : Memorials for firemen, located elsewhere in the Necropolis.
Glasgow Necropolis
The Necropolis is 37 acres in extent, and was formally opened in 1833. Like the Père Lachaise in Paris, it was laid out as a garden cemetery. In 1966, its ownership was transferred from the Merchants House of Glasgow to what is now Glasgow City Council. See LinkExternal link for further information.
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