Hands-on history

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Res­i­dents in Ruther­glen took ad­van­tage of a her­itage event at the lo­cal li­brary on Satur­day.

The event was de­signed to give peo­ple an idea of the re­sources avail­able to them in trac­ing their fam­ily tree or even just find­ing out about old Ruther­glen.

Among those who went along was lo­cal au­thor Carol Fore­man, who was look­ing into the history of the shops in Main Street, and Mar­ion Franchetti, who was re­search­ing the history of her Ruther­glen house.

Li­brar­ian Zen Mum­ford said:“The whole point is to high­light the dif­fer­ent re­sources we have got here that per­haps peo­ple aren’t aware of.

“We had lo­cal history films on the ground floor and a dis­play on the cine­mas and Lan­de­mer stuff. We ac­tu­ally had an ac­tress in who was want­ing to do re­search on Ruther­glen Rep.

“Ob­vi­ously we have old news­pa­pers but you can also use the com­puter to browse An­ces­try.com free of charge.”

The next event at Ruther­glen Li­brary will be a his­toric li­brary tour on Satur­day, Au­gust 8, from 2pm un­til 3pm.

Tick­ets for this event cost £2.

Ruther­glen Li­brary was built in 1907 and re­tains some stun­ning Ed­war­dian fea­tures. The tour will let peo­ple learn more about the Carnegie Li­brary and hear ghostly tales from around the build­ing, as well as see­ing some rooms which are not usu­ally open to the public.

Tick­ets are avail­able from the li­brary main desk.

Help­ing out Zen Mum­ford gives ad­vice to Mar­ion Franchetti

Look­ing back Zen Mum­ford with lo­cal au­thor Carol Fore­man

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