You may have noticed that the yew trees at the War Memorial have been trimmed recently.
The work was done by Perth and Kinross Council, and they have undertaken to clean the Memorial’s plaque inscribed with the names of those who fell in the Great War and to re-lead its lettering.
Subject to funding being available, the steps up to the Memorial will be improved and cut into the wall, rather than protrude. Many thanks to the Community Council who arranged for the work to be done.
It is hoped that all the refurbishments will have been completed in time for the 100th anniversary of World War I next year.
In this picture of the Memorial taken in the 1920’s, just after it was erected, you can just see the (much smaller!) yew trees on either side of the monument.
In September last year, we did an article on the War Memorial and mentioned that some research was being carried out to see if information about the Fearnan men who fell in the Great War could be found for next year’s anniversary. Ian McGregor now has photographs of 6 of the 8 men whose names are on the monument. He is still trying to trace James Dewar of the Scots Greys and Duncan McPhail of the Scots Guards. If you think you can help, or suggest possible family connections, Ian would be delighted to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
This FVA site now has a Gallery page which contains most of the photographs and images from the permanent exhibition in the village hall. To view the pictures, click on the link Gallery – Glimpses of Fearnan Past and Present at the top of this page.