NS3875 : Bruce's flagstaff: detail

taken 1 year ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Bruce's flagstaff: detail
Bruce's flagstaff: detail
The crown and battle axe are as in an earlier picture, NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff: detail, though with some repainting, but the flagstaff itself had been replaced in the meantime. The present picture shows the weather vane on the replacement flagstaff, present in late 2018: NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff / NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff.

The original one (erected by the Dumbarton Patriotic Association in 1928) is shown in NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff.
Bruce's Flagstaff
The original flagstaff was erected in 1928 to commemorate the (traditional) association of King Robert the Bruce with the Castlehill area of Dumbarton. See a Geograph article Link for a detailed discussion of the flagstaff and the traditions. By late 2018, it had been replaced by a different flagstaff (with octagonal cross-section, and not spliced), but it was still topped by the crown-and-battle-axe weather vane.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weather Vane 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3856 7575 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8551N 4:35.2107W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3857 7573
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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