was the eldest daughter of the 4th Viscount Gort, an Irish Peer. Col. Dalrymple-Hamilton of Bargany in South Ayrshire unveiled the plaque on Sunday 18th May 1941, when the Home Guard was paraded. This is a panel unusual in the fact that the name of the firm which designed it and the carver who executed it are preserved. They are respectively McNeil Brothers, Cabinetmakers, Lochwinnoch , and Mr McConnell, Lochwinnoch. The latter was responsible for carvings in the National War Memorial in Edinburgh.
End Note. Page 12. The roof-tree.
The roof-tree which bears these two panels is worthy of a mention as it is not so simple as it seems at first sight.
The pillar is of cast iron and it is clad with oak sheathing carved with flutes and a Corinthian chapiter. At its upper end the iron is moulded into sockets from which the wooden beams spring to form the roof trusses. The panels effectively hide the sockets.