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e-News August 2020


VOLUME 10 ISSUE 8…AUGUST 2020 GWSFHS Notices Because of the Covid-19 lockdown, our public meetings have been suspended, and the Research Centre is closed. When it is safe to resume activities, we will. Keep safe. The Society is in the final stages of preparing the new website for going live and will send out another […]

The Glasgow Necropolis


The Glasgow Necropolis was opened in 1832, in response to the creation of the magnificent Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. It was built on land owned by the Merchants’ House which had previously been used as a pleasure garden and arboretum. Although dominated by the earlier monument to John Knox, founder of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, the cemetery was always designed to be inter-denominational

Scotland at War – Ah kent his faither… Adam McLeod Walton


This is the story of Adam McLeod Walton, born on 6 June 1898 in Bridge of Weir who died on 22 August 1917 at Ypres, Western Belgium. That is the name which appears on his birth certificate, the 1911 census, his military service record and the Commonwealth War Grave Commission site. On the village cenotaph, […]