Dalbeattie Museum

 

Dalbeattie Museum Remembers

Remembrance window 2017

Dalbeattie Museum remembers the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Remembrance window 2017          

Comrades of the two World Wars 1914 - 1918

and

1939 - 1945

The names that appear on our memorial that stands proudly in our park has 106 names.

C.Airley, James Allan,  D Barrowman, James Blacklock, N Boates, D. Brown, J. Boyd, J. Broadfoot, M. Brown, James Brown. Chris Caig, George Caldow, James Callender, James Campbell, J Curruthers, J. Carson,

Wm Carswell, Joseph Caven, D. Chalmers, R Copland, J. Dill, W. Dixon, D. Dixon, Thomas Dobbie,

Michael Dolan, John Dowdes, James Drain, Joe Ferguson, John Fortune, D.Geddes, T. Geddes, M. Gilmore, James Gourlay, J. Gowan, F. Green, James Halliday, Alex Hamilton, John Hannah, J. Harriman,

Duff Henderson, Joe Henderson, A Huxlable, R. Ireland, James Jardine, J. Kinnan, Clark Kennedy, Wm Kerr,

J. Kirkpatrick, F. Lee, George Mansfield, S Markham, Sidney Marriott, G. Maxwell, J. McAdam, Sam McCaig,  T. Mclelland, R. McDonald, Wm McGhie, A. McHenry, Andy McKie, J. McKinnell, John McMutrie, Jas McMutrie, Wm McWhirter, A. McWilliam, F. McGhie, Alex Millar, A. Millburn, W. Millburn, W. Milroy, W Monaghan,

John Morrison, Alex Muirhead, W. Murray, A. Neilson, A. Niven, John Paton, Jessie J Patterson, Jas W Pool, W. Proudfoot, George Purdie, W.Rae, John Rain, M. Richardson, Joe Richardson,

John Riddick, R. Robertson, Tom Robertson,

W. Slingby, Nat Sloan, W. Smith, Wm Solley, JJ. Stevenson, Jas Sturgeon, A Strurgeon, Wm Sturgeon, R. Swanson, R. Teesdale, RJ Thomson, Jas Varcy, J. weeks, JT Wright,

Gordon Wykes, A. Young, McAdam, McGuffog

Bandstand and War Memorial Dalbeattie

Unveiling the war memorial

Dalbeattie War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday 4th 1921, by a local war hero, Mr William Alexander, who was blinded while in action serving with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. The address was given by

Mr W.J.H. Maxwell of Munches. Two of whose sons are listed on the memorial.

It is a hexagonal pillar surmounted by a Galloway Lion. The whole memorial is made from Dalbeattie Granite. The design was under the advice of

Mr W. S. McGeorge R.S.A  and

Mr E. A. Hornel, an artist from Kirkcudbright.

Dalbeattie Cemetery also has 9 Commonwealth War Graves.

Sergeant W Sturgeon- Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 

Jeannie Turnbull Wright - Queen Marys Army Auxiliary Corps

Lance Corporal F Young- Border Regiment

Private John McDonald- Highland  Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)

Driver. Brydson Ewart - Royal Engineers

Sergeant James Stretton - Royal Air Force Volunterr Reserve

Sergeant Joseph Wykes- Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Lance Corporal George Marr- Corps of Military Police

Colour Sergeant A.S. Syme - Kings Own Scttish Borderers

These pictures were kindly shared by an enquiry we had to verify if the pictures were Dalbeattie.

We do not have the name of the soldier or who he served with.

Gun on Pond Collision park Dalbeattie

Girls Training Corps card- Kathleen Henderson (Roberts)

Reverse side of card

 

They shall not grow old, as that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

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Dalbeattie MuseumTrust Limited A.G.M

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE

 

DALBEATTIE MUSEUM TRUST LTD WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH CENTRE,

 

CRAIGNAIR STREET, DALBEATTIE

 

ON

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER THE 3rd 2017, AT 2.00PM

 

 GUEST SPEAKER – MR ANDREW SWAN

 

                      THE PORT ROAD. THE RAILWAY BETWEEN DUMFRIES AND CASTLE DOUGLAS

 

 REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

OUR MEETING ARE FREE TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO COME ALONG,

YOU SHALL BE MADE TO FEEL VERY WELCOME. 


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Dalbeattie Museum is now on facebook. Please click here

 

 

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Dalbeattie Museum is now closed for the winter months and will reopen in April 2018.

 

 We are a local and social history museum for all the family.

 

We have many displays which chart past industries of Dalbeattie.

Our main display upstairs will surprise you.

 

Read about our local hero William McMaster Murdoch, with our Titanic Display. 

Titanic Display

The museum is FREE to enter

(children must be accompanied by an adult)

 

Thank You to our volunteers for making another summer season such a huge success!

Our Volunteers

 

Do one thing in 2018 and visit Dalbeattie Museum!

main display

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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO GAVE US GREAT REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR.

OUR VOLUNTEERS WORK HARD TO MAKE EACH VISIT MEMORABLE

 

IF YOU HAVE A CLUB OR GROUP WHO WISH TO VISIT, THEN GET INTOUCH AS WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP.

 

ALSO, GET INTOUCH IF YOU STILL REQUIRE A DALBEATTIE PRIMARY SCHOOL BOOK.

 Dalbeattie is steeped in history and we love to share it with our visitors. 

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Dalbeattie Primary School Book

History Of Dalbeattie Primary School

1876-2015

This book was collated because the Primary School may close once the Dalbeattie Learning Campus has been 

built. It was felt important to record and document the history of the school.

Along with the book there is a DVD of class photographs, taken over the years.

This book is free to any pupil who attended the Dalbeattie Primary School

and can be picked up from

Dalbeattie Museum.

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Reflections of Old Dalbeattie    

New DVD called Reflections of Old Dalbeattie


Our exciting new DVD has been launched. It is called

"Reflections of Old Dalbeattie".

Tommy Henderson reflects on some of Dalbeattie's history and along with his commentary are old pictures of Dalbeattie.

This DVD costs £5:00 and all proceeds go towards the running costs of our museum.

 

If you have not visited the museum, then this year put in on the top of your “to do” list and spend an hour or two reminiscing.

 

 

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Dalbeattie Museum.

DALBEATTIE MUSEUM

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