Experience a slice of life during wartime

Costumes and memoribilia from the war years will be on display
Costumes and memoribilia from the war years will be on display

The latest in a series of special events that are exploring the impact of the First World War on East Dunbartonshire is taking place in Milngavie.

The fun free event, which will take place in Milngavie Town Hall on Saturday, February 13, between 12pm and 4pm, is part of the East Dunbartonshire’s War project and will feature a number of interesting activities for people of all ages.

Visitors will also be able to experience what life was like for children during the war with an arts and crafts workshop, dressing up and other fun activities such as the 1914 photo corner.

You can take part in a First World War Photoshop activity at the pop-up Fab Lab while the living history group The Gordon Highlanders 1914-18 will bring history to life for visitors as they recreate as accurately as possible what life was like for soldiers during the First World War.

Experts from the Scottish Military Research Group will be on hand to help people learn more about research as well as their wartime memorabilia such as medals, postcards and photographs while there will be stories from the Archives on display.

You can join in with a drama workshop or sit down and listen to some storytelling from the First World War.

You can also learn what life like in the trenches and on the home front from a series of informative displays.

Councillor Anne Jarvis, Chair of EDLC Trust, said: “I’m sure the people of Milngavie will be very interested to hear the personal stories of local people held in our collections, and also stories handed down through the generations.”

Entry is free and free refreshments will be provided.