NS5378 : The Craigallian Fire Memorial

taken 5 years ago, near to Netherton, Stirling, Great Britain

The Craigallian Fire Memorial
The Craigallian Fire Memorial
For a view with more context, and for links to much more information, see NS5378 : The Craigallian Fire Memorial.

The text on the eastern side (the near side) is as follows:

"Here burned the Craigallian Fire.
During the depression of the 1930s
it was a beacon of companionship
and hope for young unemployed people
who came from Glasgow and Clydebank
seeking adventure in Scotland's wild
places. Their pioneering spirit helped to
make the Scottish countryside free for
all to roam."

The following is inscribed around the edge:

"Long may old Craigallian Woods
Send forth abundance of their goods.
May the fire be always lit
So that we may come and sit."
Site of the Craigallian Fire
See LinkExternal link ('The Craigallian Fire Memorial Site') for the historical and social background. The site was, for a time, marked by a slab, thought to be the base of the original fire. A memorial was formally set up there on the 15th of September 2012.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Memorial 
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Closeup 
Sculptor (from Tags)
Tim Chalk 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5345 7828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.5042N 4:21.0007W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5345 7828
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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