Memorial Park
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After the First World War the population of Maybole purchased a large piece of farmland which was laid out as a memorial park for those who died during the war. The War Memorial was erected at the highest part which contained a golf course, tennis courts and bowling green. The main gate and pillars leading to the memorial park were raised by subscriptions from ex service men.

gates3a.gif (97961 bytes) NEW GATES TO MEMORIAL PARK ARE DEDICATED gates2a.jpg (49502 bytes) The new gates to Maybole War Memorial Park are ceremonially pushed open.
gates1a.jpg (54389 bytes) Maybole branch of the Royal British Legion (Scotland) march to the drumhead service. gates5.jpg (42099 bytes) Davie Hunter is presented with a medallion by David Kiltie.
legion1.jpg (77586 bytes) legion2.jpg (80391 bytes) gates.jpg (50420 bytes) Another view of the new gates

 

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The photo on the left is a view of the Memorial park from the gates. At the top of the hill is the war memorial and in the distance you can see Kildoon.

gates4a.jpg (28740 bytes) Marion Niven from Largs still has the key-brooch presented to her Maybole grandmother Mrs. Clark, who unlocked the original Memorial Park gates in 1925.

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This is a close-up of the key brooch presented to Mrs Clark in 1925 when she opened the park gates.

 

MEMORIAL PARK MAIN GATE PILLARS
BEFORE THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW GATES

 The Scottish War Memorials Project also has an excellent page on these gates

 

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