Local Heritage Month Open Afternoon 2022

For the first time since 2019, the Heritage Society held an Open Afternoon in Rutherglen Library on Saturday 21st. May.

Missing out for the last two years due to Covid-19 on this opportunity to meet members of the public who share our interest in local history, we welcomed the chance to do so this year as part of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Libraries Local Heritage Month.

Visitors to our event were able to learn how we are helping Clyde Gateway to highlight specific local history at Malls Mire and Cuningar Loop in connection with new and expanded parks at these two heritage sites.

We also showed:

  • examples of the pottery produced by Rutherglen's Caledonian Pottery Company

  • cine film of Landemer Day 1974 and 1975. This proved to be particularly popular

  • extracts from the intriguing boundary stones notebook written by Jasper Brown, Rutherglen's Town Officer in the 1920s

  • an illustrated display featuring some of Rutherglen's many historic buildings

  • Ordnance Survey maps of Rutherglen in the 1800s

  • a slideshow of photographs of old Rutherglen including some rarely seen images

The Open Afternoon was quite well attended despite being in competition with the Scottish Cup Final that day!

Thanks to Zen Boyd of Rutherglen Heritage Centre for inviting us to take part in this event.

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