Ra­dio se­ries to pre­miere

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Cam­glen Ra­dio se­ries that ex­am­ined the First World War through a lo­cal per­spec­tive is to pre­mière this week.

The com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion car­ried out in­ter­views with lo­cal fam­i­lies and re­searched the im­pact of the war through­out Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.

The shows will cover a range of themes, in­clud­ing life in the trenches, life on the home front, the role women played in the First World War and fi­nally the legacy left be­hind by the First World War.

The first episode aired yes­ter­day (Jan­uary 1), with the re­main­ing episodes be­ing broad­cast to­day, to­mor­row and Fri­day.

A spokesper­son for the sta­tion said: “Cam­Glen Ra­dio has in­ter­viewed lo­cal peo­ple within the com­mu­nity about their rel­a­tives and how they were af­fected by World War One.

“Lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions were also in­ter­viewed, in­clud­ing SSAFA, an Armed Forces char­ity, for­merly known as Sol­diers, Sailors, Air­men and Fam­i­lies As­so­ci­a­tion, who pro­vided in­sight into the work their char­ity did for the fam­i­lies of sol­diers dur­ing World War One.

“Lo­cal young peo­ple have also been in­volved through­out the project, in­clud­ing pupils from Burgh Pri­mary, Hall­side Pri­mary and Spit­tal Pri­mary.

“They have been re­search­ing what life was like in World War One and recit­ing po­etry, all of which will be fea­tured.

“Cam­Glen Ra­dio also hosted a se­ries of suc­cess­ful ex­hi­bi­tions, which have seen hun­dreds of visi­tors, held in Ruther­glen Town Hall, on Main St Cam­bus­lang and our fi­nal ex­hi­bi­tion which was hosted in the Half­way Par­ticip8 Com­mu­nity Hub.

“The ex­hi­bi­tions were about World War One and fo­cused on how it af­fected the peo­ple of Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.”

The pro­grammes are be­ing broad­cast at 10 in the morn­ing and three in the af­ter­noon.

Af­ter these air dates, the se­ries of pro­grammes will also be avail­able on the Cam­Glen Ra­dio web­site at www.cam­glen­ra­dio.org.

Fund­ing for the ra­dio se­ries came through the Na­tional Lot­tery’s Her­itage Lot­tery Fund.

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