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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

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