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Thomson Avenue, Kirkintilloch

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
McLean Homes (West of Scotland) Ltd
Location:
Thomson Avenue
Kirkintilloch, GLG, G66 2BS

Nicola Thomson

Nicola Thomson was the youngest person working in the office of McLean Homes (West of Scotland) Ltd, the builders of Thomson Avenue.

Sources
Place Names of Kirkintilloch and District
Kirkintilloch & District Society of Antiquaries, 2nd ed. 2002, p85.

Plaque to Joan Eardley

Inscription: 

Joan Eardley R.S.A.
1921 - 1963
Scottish Artist
Townhead Glasgow and Here
Putting Catterline on the
Artistic and Cultural map
"I think I shall paint here"

Erected by: 
Historic Environment Scotland
Date: 
2018
Material: 
bronze
Location:
Creel Inn
Catterline, ABD, AB39 2UL

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley

Dates: 
18 May 1921 - 16 Aug 1963

Joan Eardley's paintings captured two different areas of Scotland - Townhead, Glasgow and Catterline, Aberdeenshire.

The links below include examples of her distinctive style.

Sources

Tolquhoun Monument

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

E.G. Dochter to Lesmore

Designed by: 
Thomas Leiper, master mason
Date: 
late C16th
Material: 
stone
Location:
Tarves kirkyard
Tarves, AB41 7JU
Images: 
Tolquhoun memorial
Tolquhoun memorial
Additional information: 

The Tolquhoun memorial was originally inside an early church in Tarves. It was designed as the tomb of Sir William Forbes and Elizabeth Gordon.
https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/tarves-tomb/hi...

Elizabeth Gordon

Title: 
Lady
Dates: 
born c1536

Elizabeth Gordon was the daughter of George Gordon, 3rd laird of Lesmoir and Katherine Forbes of Tolquhoun.

She married a relative on her mother's side, Sir William Forbes of Tolquhoun, around 1551.

The couple had five sons and at least one daughter. The eldest son, William, succeeded to the estate on the death of his father. Another son, Patrick, became a burgess of Aberdeen.

In 1584, Sir William commissioned the building of Tolquhoun Castle.

Sir William died in 1596, Elizabeth's date of death is unknown.

Plaque to Mary Jane Greenhalgh

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

To the memory of
Mary Jane Greenhalgh
Born Aug 2nd 1843 Died March 14th 1890
This memorial is erected by Lord and Lady Aberdeen
in grateful remembrance of the work which she did
amongst the sick and the poor on Haddo House
Estates and in the Haddo House Cottage Hospital.

Faithful Unto Death

Erected by: 
Lord and Lady Aberdeen
Material: 
Bronze
Location:
Hospital House
The Square
Tarves, AB41 7JW
Images: 
bas relief plaque
bas relief plaque
bas relief plaque

Mary Jane Greenhalgh

Dates: 
2 August 1843 - 14 March 1890

The daughter of Hay and Ellen Greenhalgh, born in Lancashire in 1843, Mary Jane had an elder sister Betsey and two younger sisters Alice and Ellen. Her father worked in a cotton mill and her mother was a dressmaker.

The family were living in Bolton Road, Worsley, in the 1851 and 1861 census.
By 1871 her parents were running an inn, the Railway Inn, in Radcliffe, Lancashire.
By 1881 Mary Jane Greenhalgh was working as a nurse in Tarves. Reports on the work of the hospital refer to her as "indefatigable" "popular" "unvaryingly kind"

Sources
1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 census returns
Death certificate
1890 243 / 6
Report on Haddo House Hospital
Aberdeen Journal 25 Jan 1886, p 7

Irvine Gardens

Dedicated to: 
Location:
Irvine Gardens
Milton of Campsie, G66 8JL

Euphemia Helen Irvine

Title: 
Rev.
Other names: 
She was known as Effie. Her maiden name was Brysland.
Dates: 
28 Aug 1924 - 2 Feb 2018

Euphemia Brysland was born in 1924. She left school at 14. She married Alexander Irvine in 1951.

She became known as a gifted speaker at church women's meetings. She wrote ā€œI realised that if I were to be doing this kind of speaking which involved a gospel message, Iā€™d need to be educated.ā€ She undertook a correspondence course which gave her the qualifications to be admitted to Glasgow University to study divinity in 1967.

Sources
Place Names of Kirkintilloch and District
Kirkintilloch & District Society of Antiquaries, 2nd ed. 2002, p146.