Langside, United Kingdom

Langside Walk - Untold Stories from WWII

Langside Walk - Untold Stories from WWII

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38 tour stops

1

Welcome to Our Tour

Introduction to our WW2 walk around Langside.

5 min
2

Langside Parish Church

The War Memorial for WW1 and WW2 in Battlefield West Parish Church

52 s
3

William Christie Stark

2nd Officer, Merchant Navy, SS Stanbank

8 min
4

The Story Battlefield West Church - no longer here

Introducing Langside Parish Church - the 4th church to stand here in 100 years

3 min
5

Ledard Road

A very different landscape in the 1940s

1 min
6

Queen's Park Synagogue

Significant landmark & community hub in 1940s Langside & many other decades

5 min
7

The 1940s landscape

Similarities and differences between 1940s and today.

4 min
8

Gertrude Jacobson Orphange

The Gertrude Jacobson Orphanage cared for Jewish orphans for 40 years.

5 min
9

ABC Cinema

A place of entertainment, escape and information

3 min
10

Michael Morrison and Son, Kosher Deli

An important community hub for 50 years

1 min
11

Langside Library

Supporting the war effort on the home front

3 min
12

Battlefield Road shops in 1940

Shops along Battlefield Road in the 1940s.

1 min
13

James McKenzie Stewart Garioch

2nd Lieutenant, Royal Artillery, 51st Field Regiment

8 min
14

The Victoria Infirmary

Brief history of the hospital and its services - pre NHS

6 min
15

William Burns Robertson

Observer and Air Gunner, 49th Squadron, R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve

5 min
16

Battlefield Rest

One of a kind - tram stop and famous Battlefield landmark, then and now.

4 min
17

Battlefield Road to Lochleven Road

Queens Park Secondary; the Deaf & Dumb Institution & the Tonic Cinema

4 min
18

Roderick Matheson

Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Drake

3 min
19

John Reid MacMillan

Signalman, Royal Corps of Signals

2 min
20

Abraham Love Grant

Gunner, Gordon Highlanders, 84th Anti-Tank Regiment

2 min
21

Poems inspired by our untold stories

Creative writing based on the stories of those who served in the war.

17 min
22

Alexander McNab

Stoker/Assistant Steward, Merchant Navy

2 min
23

Wallace Scott Tailoring Institution

Model Employer and 'Garden Factory' designed by J J Burnet

6 min
24

James Dunlop

Sergeant, Royal Corps of Signals

4 min
25

More Poems

Creative writing inspired by more of our untold stories

7 min
26

Thomas Galbraith Grosvenor

Sergeant, RAF Volunteer Reserve, 201 Squadron

3 min
27

Andrew Symon Lorimer

Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator/Navigator, RAF Volunteer Reserve

4 min
28

Donald Munro

2nd Engineer, Merchant Navy, SS Eastmoor

3 min
29

Verminous Children

Battlefield Primary and school days during the war years

9 min
30

Robert Steel Morton

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps

3 min
31

Alexander Jackson

1st Engineer, Merchant Navy, SS Lackenby

2 min
32

Thomas Kinnoch McCash

Sergeant/Flight Engineer, RAF Volunteer Reserve, 83 Squadron

3 min
33

Thomas Allan Brownlie

Private, Argyll and Southern Highlanders, 8th Battalion

2 min
34

Peter Brown Brough and David Forrester Maclean

The untold stories of two more men named on the Battlefield West war memorial

11 min
35

Battlefield West Memorial Hall

The 10 year project to build a hall in memory of those who died during the war

5 min
36

Final Untold Stories

Stories of the final 3 names on the Battlefield West War Memorial

22 min
37

Contact Us

Information about how to get in touch with your own stories

 
38

With Thanks to our Cast and Crew!

Recognising the tremendous team work that created this tour

 

Overview

The untold Stories of local folk during the Second World War.

This tour transports you to Langside in 1940 and invites you to walk in the footsteps of people living in these tenements and walking these streets during the war years.

You'll hear the untold stories of those who saw conflict overseas and did not return, as well as some who came home; the refugees who arrived and passed through here; the businesses and shops which adapted to the challenges and restrictions of blackout, rationing, deprivation and the drive to support the war effort; and the horses and trams that kept everyone moving.

Listening to the audio clips on each stage of this journey, we hope you will gain some insights into the
sights, sounds, smells and preoccupations which dominated life Langside during these turbulent war years.

Our starting point was the list of names commemorated on the Battlefield West Church War Memorial, and from these untold stories unfolded .....

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED

Itinerary 4.4 km / 2:30

Offline map included

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