Artillery House, Colinton Edinburgh
This week’s photograph taken by John Lovie shows District Gunner Sergeant Shannon and the One o’ Clock Gun & Time Ball Association’s Chairman Brian McKenzie on the parade ground at Artillery House, Colinton Edinburgh.
Lt. Colonel Huthwaite the commanding officer 105th Regt. R.A. (V.) gave Brian the honour of giving the signal to Sergeant Shannon to fire one of the battery’s 105 mm’s to start the cyclists off on their epic journey to Woolwich. The Time Ball Challenge Team should arrive in London on Wednesday.
The two ceremonies organised to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the Great Lafayette and his dog Beauty at Piershill Cemetery, went well. The ceremony for Beauty was conducted by Bishop Rev. Dr. Bill Mackie while Isobel Skeldon the Association’s Events Manager told the story of the terrible tragedy when the Empire Theatre went on fire.
Bombardier Blue the Association’s mascot laid a wreath on Beauty’s grave. The ceremony for the Great Lafayette was covered by BBC Scotland and STV.