NT3331 : Memorial cairn for Learmont Drysdale

taken 12 years ago, near to Kirkhouse, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Memorial cairn for Learmont Drysdale
Memorial cairn for Learmont Drysdale
The plaque reads:

Learmont Drysdale
1866 – 1909

For a short biography of Drysdale see LinkExternal link

A plastic box, just visible at the base of the cairn, contains a Visitors’ Book. It explains that the cairn was dedicated in a ceremony held on 1st September 1937, attended by about 60 people. The plaque was unveiled by Sir Dan Godfrey, conductor of Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra. Also attending was the composer’s sister Janey Drysdale, who lived at the nearby cottage of the Hennel. She died in 1949, aged 87, following a fire at the cottage, which is now a roofless ruin.

The cairn was restored in the summer of 2008 by several people from Innerleithen, and the Visitors’ Book begun on 1st January 2009. Walter Baxter’s picture NT3331 : Memorial Cairn on heather moorland near Hannel Bog shows the cairn in 2006 before it was rebuilt.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Learmont Drysdale Memorial Cairn [4] · Base of the Cairn [2] Other Photos: · Ruined house, Hannel ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 June, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3340 3161 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:34.4148N 3:3.4684W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3341 3162
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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