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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Warriston Cemetery Reply with quote

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71 WW1 CWGC graves



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Caroline



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scottish genealogy Society has published gravestone inscriptions of Wrriston, too! Howeber, this one is on CD only.

Newington is also available on CD.

Dean is being re-done, will be on CD, but will take a time to complete. I'm heavily involved with this one There are loads and loads of family stones which commemorate fallen sons etc. Eventually I'll have a note of them all.

A few other SGS Mi (memorial inscription) publications are in book format.

They can be viewed in our Library at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh. See webiste www.scotsgenealogy.com.

It would save quite a bit of legwork!
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caroline

Thanks for the information. Unfortunately many of our forum visitors can't travel to the SGS library in Edinburgh so that's why we are posting the photographs here and not putting them on a CD in a library.

There will have to be a bit of legwork after all.

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Adam
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Leither2



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject: Warriston Cemetery Reply with quote

I am currently photographing all war graves in Warriston cemetery together with Michael McCue. This includes any dedications on family memorials. While doing so last year I was disgusted at the state of the cemetery. Many of the graves were overgrown with ivy and other noxious weeds. This had to be cleared before photography was possible. I contacted the cemetery officials who in turn contacted CWGC. Result a maintenance team came together with the Director General, the Director and the CWGC Reginal Supervisor (Scotland) and viewed the state of the place. (The process took several months.) The graves were cleared but some long term action needs to be taken. Whilst there they notified that two more names are to be inscribed on the screen wall by the memorial and other grave stones to be placed on unmarked graves.

I have photographs of several available from all the Leith cemeteries namely - Eastern; Seafield, Rosebank, Warriston & S. Leith Parish Church.
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leither2

Warriston has to be the worst cemetery in Edinburgh. The council have given up on the Southern part of the cemetery and that is where a large number of CWGC graves are. I don't think a council worker has been to the part over the old railway line in years.

It's a disgrace. I think part of the problem is that Warriston was one of a number of private cemteries taken over by the council a few years ago so it had already started to go downhill before they took over.

I doubt the situation will be improved soon if ever. The CWGC graves should be moved to another cemetery such as Rosebank or Comely Bank where they would be beter maintained.

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Adam.
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Leither2



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will let you know more today as I am off to take some more photos. The CWGC officials stated they will do some long term improvements to the graves - I await with interest!

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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was down taking photos in Warriston today and it would appear that someone (?CWGC) have cleared a path to CWGC stones in the older bit, certainly in the part under the old railway bridge, I managed to find all but 2 of the CWGC stones in that part. I will need to go back when the undergrowth dies down and I have on a stout pair of boots!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh Reply with quote

I have cleared some of the memorials and managed to get the CWGC to carry out maintenance here. They have done a lot in the past year including erecting 3 new headstones and a plaque at graves which were not marked. Over the past year I and another have photographed all war grave headstones and family headstones where a commemoration is noted. This took several days to complete. The best time for photography is in February when all the vegetation except the ivy has died down. You may have noticed that the older part of the cemetery in Warriston is now designated a nature reserve - this allows the place to continue to grow wild with minimum maintenance
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Granton Chaz



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Good Place To Visit Reply with quote

Went to Warriston Cemetery yesterday & took loads of pics. Well worth a visit. Dont miss the lovely war memorial.[/img]
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Tonym



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Good Place To Visit Reply with quote

Granton Chaz wrote:
Went to Warriston Cemetery yesterday & took loads of pics. Well worth a visit. Dont miss the lovely war memorial.[/img]


Hello Charlie
Welcome to the Forum
I have two WW1 ladies buried in Warriston and would be grateful for a photo of their graves if you have them, they are

MACLEAN, H.F.M. - Women's Legion - C.!. Grave 831
MARTIN, Marjorie - QMAAC - K. 150

If you can I will PM my email if preferred.

Thanks in anticipation

Tony
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Granton Chaz



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: Good Place To Visit Reply with quote

Tonym wrote:
Granton Chaz wrote:
Went to Warriston Cemetery yesterday & took loads of pics. Well worth a visit. Dont miss the lovely war memorial.[/img]


Hello Charlie
Welcome to the Forum
I have two WW1 ladies buried in Warriston and would be grateful for a photo of their graves if you have them, they are

MACLEAN, H.F.M. - Women's Legion - C.!. Grave 831
MARTIN, Marjorie - QMAAC - K. 150

If you can I will PM my email if preferred.

Thanks in anticipation

Tony


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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Charlie and welcome to the forum - look forward to seeing your pics.

Ken
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have all the CWGC stones been photographed? If so, this will save me a visit.
Will the photographs be posted here? Again, will look forward to seeing them.
Thanks
Morag
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king ranger



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone has had a problem trying to find the three ww1 graves in section Q they are in what was known as the secret garden.You have to leave the main cemetery and go through a hole in the boundary wall at the opposite end of the cemetery from where the Cross of Sacrifice is.If in doubt ask the folk from the Friends of Warriston who are normally clearing the growth from around the headstones.
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