Li­brary is praised

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

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

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