Penmanshiel Memorial

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Penmanshiel Memorial (1980-)

Opened on the Monuments and Memorials.


This memorial is for Peter Fowler and Gordon Turnball who were killed by a tunnel collapse during works to increase clearance in the Penmanshiel Tunnel on the 17th of March 1979.

Memorial plaques read

In loving memory of
Peter Edgar Fowler
whose short life was surrounded by love
and whose untimely death aged 21
by accident on 17th March, 1979,
has caused much grief to his family,
to his wife Jane and to young Peter.
'God is Love and Love is God.'

In treasured memory of
Gordon Turnball
born at Gordon on 1st August, 1945.
Died in the tunnel collapse here
on 17th March 1979.
Always gentle, always kind.
These are the memories he left behind.
'Gracious Father in thy keeping
Leave we now our brother sleeping.'
Very sadly missed.


Memorial accident