Project to find town war links
Residents in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are being asked to help mark sites in the town with links to World War One.
Home Front Legacy 1914-18 is a UK-wide recording project which aims to record the archaeological remains of the war home front.
The project is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology with funding and support from Historic England.
Partners throughout the UK also include Historic Scotland.
The project uses online resources to create a map throughout the UK.
Volunteer Gordon Wilkie took to Facebook recently looking for information about the Gateside Hospital in Cambuslang.
Only one site has so far been mapped in Rutherglen and Cambuslang. A now demolished drill hall on Queen Street in Rutherglen was HQ and base for a number of companies.
Chris Kolonko, who runs the project, told the Reformer: “Although much of the fighting took place in Europe, the war had a huge impact on the people, landscapes and buildings back at home.
“Many buildings were requisitioned by the military and government to act as recruitment offices, hospitals, and drill halls.
Land was also required to provide training areas for soldiers, build new airfields and establish large munitions factories.
“After the war the requisitioned buildings were no longer needed and many returned to their pre-war function.
“The factories and airfields built on requisitioned land were often demolished and the land returned to farmland.
“It is very likely that there are remaining buildings and sites within Rutherglen and Cambuslang that remain to be rediscovered and recorded, along with the personal stories attached to those sites.”
Go to www. homefrontlegacy.org.uk for more information.