NB4134 : View East From The Base Of The Lewis War Memorial

taken 4 years ago, near to Lacasdail, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

View East From The Base Of The Lewis War Memorial
View East From The Base Of The Lewis War Memorial
This is the view east from the foot of the Scottish Baronial Tower that acts as the Lewis War Memorial.
Sadly, the Memorial was closed to the general public in 1975 as a direct consequence of the gradual erosion of the fabric of the stone walls and the wrought iron internal staircase. The restraints on expenditure by public bodies made it difficult for the money to be found for restoration and in 1978 a Joint Appeal Committee was set up with Members of the Western Isles Council and the Royal British Legion (Lewis Branch). The Committee, known as the Lewis War Memorial Restoration Appeal Fund Committee, set a target to raise 35,000 to restore the Memorial. In 1981, extensive internal work was undertaken and in 1982, a silicone based waterproof coating was applied to the external walls at a cost of 5,759.
With the building still unfit for public use, the refurbished plaques were mounted outside the tower, on granite stones. A viewing path and seating area was also provided. This last project was completed in time for Armistice Day 2002. This is demonstrated in the photo.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Islands 
Place (from Tags)
Stornoway  Isle of Lewis 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 4177 3436 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:13.3233N 6:23.9657W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 4176 3436
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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