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Remembering World War One

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THE ever-active Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group has just published an excellent World War One commemoration booklet.

 

It includes profiles of villagers known to have died in the ‘Great War’ and gives a glimpse of village life at the time.

Group convener Mary Haggarty said: “It took a few months to gather the information. I found myself getting very involved — it was so interesting to find out about these people’s lives.

“It was like piecing together a jigsaw, but you are dealing with real people’s lives so it can be emotional. What I found most surprising was how young these men were.”

Arrochar Primary School also took part in the project, looking at the school log to find out what life was like a century ago.

The booklets were handed out at a special World War One memorial service at the Three Villages Hall on Sunday August 3, and are available from Mary at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The picture shows Arrochar volunteer soldiers who went to war.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 August 2014 18:20 )  

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Cleland-Sneddon-wThe next Winter Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on October 25. Cleland Sneddon will speak about childhood holidays in Rosneath. All welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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