As you know Remembrance Day (often referred to as Poppy Day) is a memorial day where we remember and honour those killed or injured in defence of our country.
In the lead up to Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day this year, residents at our home have been sharing lots of personal stories about their families during the War.
One resident’s father was in the Home Guard in Lennoxtown and remembers the Blitz in Clydebank and the evacuees who came here afterwards. Betty said some of the evacuees and their families never returned to Clydebank and decided to settle and make new lives for themselves.
Another resident (Anne) talked about her family who had a place near Wemyss Bay and how they were sent two prisoners of war who worked on their land. They became friends after the war and kept in touch for many years. She also had a sister in the Land Army who loved the fact she could do her bit to help the war effort.
One resident (Helen) said her father was a Ships Rigger and that he helped to repair the ships that had been used in the war – ensuring they were sea worthy and able to be sent out again to continue their vital service.
These are just a few of the tales told. Residents really enjoyed recalling old stories – a mix of fond memories, courageous acts and historic moments.