World War II exhibition in Rutherglen Library
Rutherglen residents can discover what it was like in the Royal Burgh during wartime over the coming weeks.
Rutherglen Library is currently running an exhibition, World War II in Rutherglen, which was officially opened to tie in with the VE Day anniversary.
Visitors are able to view the Roll of Honour listing more than 200 Rutherglen folk who lost their lives in the conflict and locals are being encouraged to leave their written memories and comments when they visit.
Folders are available on a number of WW2 topics, including the stories of local men who were taken prisoner and items from the war, including a gas mask and medals.
Visitors will also be able to read about how Rutherglen played her part in the aftermath of the Clydebank Blitz in 1941 by looking after those made homeless by the bombing in 1941.
Local writer Dorothy Connor is doing a talk next month. On Thursday, June 18, from 6-7pm, Dorothy will speak about Dear Cathie - A Rutherglen Soldier’s Letters Home from the‘Forgotten Army’of World War II in Burma.
Read by his daughter Dorothy, these letters were sent from the frontline in Burma by soldier Jack Connor to his sister Cathie who was back home in Rutherglen.
Tickets are £2, from Rutherglen Library, where tea and coffee will be provided.
Some of these WW2 stories feature in Dorothy’s popular book Home Town Tales, available in Rutherglen Library. Signed copies will be available at the talk.