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were particularly delighted with one that said, ‘Thank you for all your hard work.’ That was very nice to receive.”
The display boards were created as part of a partnership arrangement between the heritage group and Glasgow Kelvin College.
The produced eight short videos covering a variety of subjects, with interviews using members of the group, and visual material. The students also constructed eight display units for the presentation of the material.
Norman said: “They great thing is these display units can be taken out and about into the community, as mini-exhibitions in their own right, so they can be shown in schools, libraries or wherever would like to have them. The students did some fantastic work.”
On show were a variety of old pictures dating back to the 19th century, while Cambuslang Rangers chairman Billy Miller had a unit showing the proud history of the club.
He said: “I was asked to go along and it was a great day - everyone was really interested in the club.
“I had some old photographs, as well as some medals and a shirt. It went really well.”
New Rutherglen SNP MP Margaret Ferrier visited the exhibition, as one of her first official visits in the community since being elected.
She said: “It was great to see this fascinating and informative exhibition so well attended by many people from the local area. The work carried out by the Cambuslang Heritage Group is to be commended.
“It is apparent that a huge amount of work has been put into researching the past with such detail. Cambuslang’s vibrant history and heritage is being preserved for ours and future generations, and for that we all owe this group a debt of gratitude.”
The area’s Labour MSP James Kelly was particularly impressed with the exhibition.
He said: “It was great to see such a big turnout of locals at the exhibition and I want to thank the organising committee for making the event such a success.
“The wide range of materials on display gave a fascinating picture of the history of Cambuslang. My own favourite was the Cambuslang Rangers display and it was a treat to see the medals and souvenirs from the 1970s cup successes.”
Norman added: “I’ve done my time as chairman of the Friends of Cambuslang Park, and now this event is done, that’s me quite happy.
“I’m approaching my 80th year in a couple of weeks, so I’ll be quite happy to step back now.”
Time travel Visitors were able to watch videos of people sharing memories of Cambuslang Picture past There were hundreds of fascinating images from bygone days on display (above right)
Crowded The Institute was packed on Saturday with hundreds coming along to see the exhibition