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SMRG Open Day 10th October 2015, 11am-3pm
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jrah60



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:59 pm    Post subject: SMRG Open Day 10th October 2015, 11am-3pm Reply with quote

A date for your diary.
Once again the SMRG and the staff at the Mitchell Library are hosting an Open Day at the Mitchell on Saturday 10th October from 11am-3pm in the Blythswood Room floor 5 to which you are all invited.
It would be great to see as many of you at the event as possible because there is the added attraction of a talk to commemorate the Battle of Loos.
The talk will be given by Dr. Jen Novotny, Project Officer with the Glasgow University's Great War Project. https://glasgowunigreatwar.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/introducing-the-team-jen-novotny-project-officer/
Beginning at 2.30pm the talk will last for approx. 30 minutes followed by a Q&A session.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love to come and help but won't be home from holiday. Hope you have another great day
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in my diary John, so all going well, I'll be there.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Will be coming Reply with quote

I will have been to Loos so my table will be full of info. I have several folders now and will have another made up after my trip.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan on being there. I don't have the know-how to help with research for people coming in for assistance but I'll happily be a "meeter and greeter" on the door!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandra, you will be more than welcome.
Look forward to seeing you there.

John
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am now much recovered from my detached retina and driving again so I hope to be there

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry John, as you know I can't be there.
Having read some of Jen Novotny's blogs could someone ask her where the plaque to the MACLAY brothers is?
https://glasgowunigreatwar.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/remembering-the-sons-of-lord-maclay/

I don't think we have it on the Project although there was a posting (by me) on the "City of Glasgow memorials discussion" thread some time ago.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic983-0-asc-60.html
I've copied it here

The former MACLAY Halls of Residence at Glasgow University (17 Park Terrace) was a home of Sir Joseph Paton Maclay. He donated the property to the University in memory of two of his sons (Ebenezer and William S.) who were killed in WW1.
http://glasgowuniversity.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/former-maclay-hall/

They are listed on the Kirkcolm War Memorial in Renfrewshire.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=62329#62329

The Park Terrace property was sold to developers but the name was retained and used for new halls.
http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/accommodation/residenceprofiles/maclayresidences/
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you have recovered Paul.
Look forward to seeing you on the 10th.

John
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to get a mention in tonight's Evening Times.



See you all on Saturday.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:28 am    Post subject: Great news Reply with quote

Hope this helps have more people coming to the event.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good getting it in the paper. Well done John.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for the short notice but I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Just had an out of hours doc visit for pain injections.

Good luck tomorrow and hope you are not swamped following the press coverage.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you had a good day with plenty of visitors.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quotes from some very happy visitors:

That's been a great help.

Wonderful! He found out all the information I needed.

That was marvellous - so interesting; he gave me so much information and where to find out more. I have lots of websites to look at now.

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