World War ll in the Royal Burgh

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

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