WW2 Buildings - John Muir Country Park
In collaboration with East Lothian Rangers, we are helping to re-appropriate, rethink & humbly remember those who sacrificed all for us to have a future.
Working with local teenagers we will clean up & paint the inside of both buildings, one will be painted white & will have a bucket of charcoals left within, the other will be painted black & will have a bucket of white chalks left within. The second stage is to place a piano within the white building & a pump organ within the black building. Once in situ, the instruments will be colourfully decorated & left in the buildings for the use of all those who visit John Muir Country Park.
The area was once an army training ground in both the First World War & Second World War, the scar of trench left from WW1 still visible from the air. Both buildings were erected in the WW2 to be used in a firing range. One of the buildings still holds onto its metal frame windows, both have seen better days. Basic graffiti tags cover the walls, flaking plaster, broken glass underfoot, dog poop bags slung in, rubbish hidden & tucked in. The past lives & duties of these buildings forgotten, highlighted only by their fellow comrades, also nestled within the woods: anti tank blocks.
100 years since World War 1