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War Memorial #1356 - Stepps Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 11/01/2020
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Geocache Description:

Stepps Memorial is a granite Celtic cross which commemorates 28 service personnel who died in World War 1 and 25 who died in World War 2.  The memorial was unveiled on 16 April 1921 at a ceremony attended by Colonel Sir Alexander Sprot Baronet as well as local clergy and dignitaries.  It was originally located 100 yards away at the corner of Blenheim Avenue and Cumbernauld Road but was moved to its current location when Cumbernauld Road was widened between 1953 and 1955.

The inscription reads 'Erected to the glory of god and in proud memory of our Lads who fell in the Great Wars 1914 - 1918  / 1939 -1945. The World War 2 details were added to the original WW1 memorial.  If you look closely, you can see that the S in Wars is a slightly different size to the other letters.  The term 'Lads' was not changed when Margaret Miller's name was added to the memorial  This appears to have been the norm with war memorials which is why women tend to have their first names written in full.

There are 3 war memorials in Stepps.  The others are  in the primary school (rededicated in 2008) and in Stepps Parish Church.


The series is dedicated to those who fought for their country. "We will remember them!”

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