Renovation is Complete
Well, what can we say! The Council have excelled themselves! (Not often we’ve said that!) Auchentibber War Memorial in High Blantyre is now fully rebuilt and landscaped, ready in time for Remembrance Sunday.
The memorial was demolished and rebuilt with grant money following concerns about its dilapidated state. Council workers have been working throughout all available daylight hours, including weekends in September, October into November, in order to meet the sensitive deadline. Well done to everybody involved, for it’s looking great!
The area is now safely fenced off with wooden and iron railings. New steps and a gate lead from the road with new, disabled access to the side, leading on to open new landscaped areas with nice, grey monoblocks.
Firs, shrubs and privet hedges have been replanted with bark chippings to keep the maintenance down. In the corner stands a new solitary weeping willow tree, something we’re sure will be a real feature here in coming years. The Council have placed 2 remembrance benches as well as a new bin. The memorial itself looks fantastic, rebuilt similar in size and style. The existing plaque was reused.
With some residents and organisations heading there tomorrow at 11pm to show their respects, others are attending the official service at 3pm, led by minister, Steve Younger. Bus transport, if needed is available from the Crematorium at 2.15pm. (Note this service takes place at the same time as the Remembrance service in High Blantyre Cemetery). A free history presentation about Auchentibber follows at Priestfield Hall at 3.30pm.
Congratulations again to South Lanarkshire Council for their hard work. We could not fault anything they’ve done and the community of Auchentibber we’re sure will be thrilled that it looks so good.
Photos: Blantyre Telegraph