Library is praised
I was glad to read James Kelly MSP’s praise for Rutherglen library and heritage centre.
All the staff do indeed provide a great service and the library is a hub of community life. In particular, the displays run by the heritage centre organised by librarian Zen Mumford are always first class and she is to be commended on all her hard work in keeping our memories alive.
In particular, the World War One exhibition currently running until October 2 is well worth a visit and is a credit to the town .I found out many things I had not previously known and had the chance to see examples of ‘trench art’, items made by soldiers in the trenches out of disused shells and there are some lovely examples of embroidered postcards. It’s amazing that these items have survived 100 years and in excellent condition.
The people of Rutherglen have brought along their memories and shared them with the town which is great and long may it continue. The Centenary Day on4 August was well attended with townsfolk tracing their military ancestors and we are very fortunate to have such a facility here. Dorothy Connor, By email.
Upset Relatives survey the damage in Westburn Cemetery