93rd 'birthday' unveiling of Lanark War Memorial Plaque
The unveiling of the Lanark War Memorial Plaque on 28 April 2019. Photo by John Prior.
The Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council marked the Memorial Hall's 93rd 'birthday' with the unveiling of a new War Memorial plaque on the outside of the building.
The plaque was installed to let the local community, and visitors, aware of the location of Lanark's War Memorial.
On 28th April 2019, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Gavin Whitefield unveiled a plaque on the front of Lanark Memorial Hall, St Leonard Street, Lanark.
Organisations in attendance were The Clergy from the various churches in the town, South Lanarkshire Council Depute Provost Collette Stevenson, The British Legion, Ex service men, The Cameronian Friends and Family Association, Young Cadets, Lanark Grammar School, St.Marys Church Choir and guests. Additional photos can be viewed here.
Lanark Memorial Hall was originally opened 93 years ago - 29th April 1926. The building was built in memory of the 232 men belonging to Lanark and District who lost their lives in World War One and in 2013 was reopened after a £5.3 million refurbishment. The hall is now a multipurpose venue, home not not only a regular programme of shows, events and weekly community classes and activities, but also weddings, conferences and my other events. (Photo credit, Lanark Memorial Hall Facebook page)