Whale Bench has landed

By April 14, 2019News

We’ve been having a whale of an adventure with Friends of Dock Park to install a bench opposite Rosefield Mills in commemoration our Dumfries’ Norwegian connections and the Whalers who resided there briefly during WWII.

The bench reads…

In memory of the Norwegian refugees who were billeted in Rosefield Mills during WWII and in recognition of our long standing friendship between Dumfries and Norway

..and here are some snippets from our antics getting this large concrete whale in place (photo credit to the talented Galina Walls) and thanks to all the support of funders, Peoples Project, Sustrans, generosity of Malcolm Campbell for ground prep, Lateral North for design, Helen Kalmijn for quality fabrication and design adjustment and of course Friends of Dock Park for commissioning and raising funds.