Battle of Black Earnside Plaque Restoration

by Fee Ross in Newburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Battle of Black Earnside Plaque Restoration

£485

raised of £500 target

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th August 2020 at 8:00pm

I'm raising funds to have the Black Earnside Plaque restored to its former glory, to mark the place of this historic battle.           ...

by Fee Ross in Newburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

I'm raising funds to have the Black Earnside Plaque restored to its former glory, to mark the place of this historic battle.                     

What’s The Plaque For?

In June 1298, William Wallace fought the Earl of Pembroke at Black Earnside, with help from the people of Newburgh and surrounding villages. And after the battle, they are believed to have retired to the nearby Lindores Abbey, to recuperate and celebrate their triumph.

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                                                                                                                                                1593084941_screenshot_2020-06-25_at_12.33.08.pngMy dad was a great lover of history, and as part of the Blackearnside Tartan Army, he helped to have this commemoration plaque installed on the Barony Road from Newburgh.

My Restoration Idea

After posting a recent picture of the plaque, I noticed how neglected it now looks - the inscription isn‘t the easiest to read. The metal is tarnished, due to the lacquer seal being broken, and there are dents in the plaque, making it even more difficult to read. 

For Fathers Day this year I knew it was going to feel very different, so I thought I would do  something my Dad would appreciate. As a wee nod to him ❤️

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                                           The Blackearnside Tartan Army


Please Help If You Can

I’ve started a crowdfunding page with the hope of getting the plaque restored and cared for a bit better.

I‘m donating the equivalent of my annual Fathers Day Double Nip bar-tokens gift. It’s a start.

 I'd love to see the plaque looking shiny again, and hopefully get the attention it deserves. If you would too, then please join me in donating a few pennies.

All our pennies together will add up. Thank you!

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UPDATE:

Since starting this crowdfunder, I have spoken with a local blacksmith, who is going to assess the plaque and provide estimates for the work required. He said it may not be possible to restore the existing plaque, as the metal is no longer weatherproof, so it may end up needing a replacement. I will keep you posted on progress.

Let's make 'Battle of Black Earnside Plaque Restoration' happen

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