West Dunbartonshire Council

Through the creation of a series of online exhibitions, West Dunbartonshire Council's project, entitled "Singers, Sirens, and Silent Heroes" has developed a more intimate and personal legacy of online materials and resources for learning to complement existing archive collections.

The exhibitions cover a range of World War II topics from children's memories of the nights of the Clydebank Blitz and evacuation, to the Singer Clock - which stood undamaged through the Blitz, coming to signify the resilience and strength of the local people in the face of the enemy bombing. In addition the subjects of women, the shipyards and armaments have also been explored.

Commenting on the initiative in 2008, Gill Graham, Section Head Culture, West Dunbartonshire Council said: "We are delighted to participate in Remembering Scotland At War. Our awards of funding in the first phase of Their Past Your Future enabled us to provide a very popular range of events, exhibitions and learning resources focusing on World War II. This further programme will allow us to build upon this success and develop projects which provide a lasting legacy for the people of West Dunbartonshire and beyond."


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