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Clumsy's Grave
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Clumsy's Grave

Clumsy was a very well known dog in a town full of them! picture #56 and picture #1684 show him in his prime. This memorial stone in the Royal Hotel garden says:-

Picture added on 13 October 2005
clumsy i do miss seen him in the pub
Anonymous comment added on 05 February 2006
A new block of flats are planned for the area where the Royal function room stands. The Community council is considering what to call the block. Should it be named after Admiral Napier, the original name of the Royal, or after Clumsy, the dog who lived there and was so well known in the town?
Added by Garve on 27 September 2006
Admiral Napier House has a powerful ring to it, with a fine piece of history attached. A plaque similar to the 'Thompson' one on Sackville Campbell's House or better, in keeping with the flats colour & design, placed in a communal foyer,
or on the exterior elevation, facing the Firth, for all to see.
Added by Clem Watson on 03 October 2006
Can anyone advise when the function room opened and who opened it?
Added by Alan Whiteman on 26 October 2010
After Clumsy's death and well attended funeral service, he was buried in the hotel garden. Wilf Taylor and I, both on the Community Council at the time, decided that a stone would be fitting. I put a bottle in the Royal's pub as a collection plate for donations but the amount collected was far short of the stone's cost. Wilf and I put in the rest and the stone was purchased.

The owner of the hotel, with plans to build the present flats, wouldn't allow us to place the stone over Clumsy's resting place. The stone lay in the lobby of the Function Room until 2005 when it was placed in its present spot.
Added by Alex Davidson on 12 August 2012
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