Glasgow Housewife’s three year campaign to honour soldiers of Lyon Street

by Evelyn McKechnie Back in 2007, I was extremely fortunate to meet Glasgow housewife and mother of three, Liz Cree. I still remember her infectious, bubbling enthusiasm about her quest of remembrance. She had been on the hunt for three years to trace a missing Roll of Honour to the men of Lyon Street, GlasgowContinue reading “Glasgow Housewife’s three year campaign to honour soldiers of Lyon Street”

The sacrifice of Glasgow’s volunteers in World War One

‘Lest We Forget’ by Evelyn McKechnie When the First World War broke out in 1914, Glasgow volunteers queued up in their thousands to join, and those working on the Glasgow trams were eagerly first in line.  In the first 14 months of the war, over 10,000 tram workers had become soldiers, part of Kitchener’s NewContinue reading “The sacrifice of Glasgow’s volunteers in World War One”

History Timeline of the Parkhead Forge, Glasgow

‘Transport is the Thing’ – Sir William Beardmore By Evelyn McKechnie I grew up in Parkhead, and the Forge was the main employer for the East End of Glasgow and beyond. My father worked there, my uncle and so many thousands of others, and when it closed in the early 1980s, the heart and soulContinue reading “History Timeline of the Parkhead Forge, Glasgow”