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Old 14-10-2015, 06:37 PM   #98
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Lightbulb A Stroll through the Old Town of Dunblane

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards ~ The Bells Of Dunblane..
It is worth strolling through the Old Town of Dunblane with its pleasing mixture of 18th century, Victorian and contemporary buildings.. It is strung along the Old Great North Road from Bridgend, to the High Street, round the Cathedral, up the Braeport and through Ramoyle.. Along this road came the armies of William the Conqueror and Edward 1st, “The Hammer of the Scots”, who told his son, later Edward II, to strip the lead off the roof of the Cathedral to help with the siege of Stirling Castle.. Back down the road came the followers of Wallace and Bruce to fight at the Battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn..As you wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town there is a lot to see.. After crossing the old bridge by the Stirling Arms look under the bridge and you will see the yellow stone work and the single arch of the original bridge built in 1410 by Bishop Finlay Dermoch.. Along with 84 others that were previously stolen, they deliver them to her ancient country estate, De Vil Mansion...

Dun is a generic term for an ancient or medieval fort. It is mainly used in the British Isles to describe a kind of hill fort and also a kind of Atlantic roundhouse..The Dün is a hill chain in northwestern Thuringia, Germany.. It runs west to east, and forms the northwestern edge of the Thuringian Basin..The dun gene is a dilution gene that affects both red and black pigments in the coat color of a horse.. The dun gene has the ability to affect the appearance of all black, bay, or chestnut-based horses by lightening the base body coat and suppressing the underlying base color to the mane, tail, legs, and primitive markings..Devin (Persian: دوين‎‎, also Romanized as Devīn; also known as Deven, Doon, and Dūn) is a village in Dar Pahn Rural District, Senderk District, Minab County, Hormozgan Province, Iran...

As you approach the Cathedral you will see on your left the Leighton Library. It was built in the late 1680s to house the library of Bishop Robert Leighton which he had gifted to Dunblane together with money for the building.. He was Bishop of Dunblane from 1661 to 1670 and then Archbishop of Glasgow.. The Library is frequently open to the public in the summer months..Tragically Dunblane’s quiet and dignified reserve was shattered for ever by the murder of a Teacher and 16 Primary One pupils on 13 March 1996.. There are several memorials to those who were killed.. A stone designed by Richard Kindersley is in the Cathedral, stained glass windows at St Blanes and the Church of the Holy Family, etched windows at the Dunblane Centre, a small garden at the Four Ways Roundabout and a beautiful fountain at Dunblane cemetery..With the family devastated at the loss of their puppies, Pongo uses the Twilight bark to carry the message via the dogs and animals of London..., ma'am, what a beautiful day it is out there!. Sun shining, blue skies, the laughter of schoolchildren riding on the gentle breeze..My faith in your limited intelligence is momentarily restored...

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