Radio series to premiere
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.