Glimpses of the past on sale from village at the foot of the Campsies...

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EVOCATIVE images and memories captured throughout the years in the Lennoxtown area are on offer...

Fascinating glimpses of the past are featured in the new calendar from Campsie Local History Group, which has also produced a series of intriguing books.

The 2013 calendar features a number of local scenes, people and pastimes, with photos gleaned from members, the group’s own collection and East Dunbartonshire Information and Archives.

It is the third produced by the group and previous calendars have gone all over the world – acting as a stirring reminder of home for many people.

Included in the 2013 edition is a page with historical facts on each photo.

A spokesperson for the group said: “The calendar is a wonderful chance to enjoy a glimpse into Lennoxtown’s past. It’s fascinating to see photos of people and places frozen in time.”

The calendar is available from group members at the price of £5. You can e-mail campsielhg@gmail.com or call 07770 528267/01360 311789.

Campsie Local History Group was formed in 2009 after members attended a course on the history of Lennoxtown, run jointly by William Patrick Library and Lennoxtown Initiative. The spokesperson said: “We all felt Lennoxtown had such a wealth of history and were very keen to carry on meeting and try in some way to collate and document all that we had learned.”

To that end the group decided to compile books on various local topics and have published to date: ‘Schools And Education’; ‘A Timeline Of Transport and People’; ‘Music And Drama’; ‘Traditional Games and Pastimes’; and ‘Happy 200th Birthday To Lennoxtown Friendly Victualling Society’.

A new book is almost ready to go to print – ‘Buildings and People’.

Members meet every Wednesday at 3pm in the Glazert Country House Hotel. Anyone with an interest in local history is invited to go along.

The group are regularly contacted by people with a question about the local area or with some interesting information, photos or memorabilia they wish to donate.

The spokesperson added: “When researching our Co-op book we were contacted by an ex-Campsonian who now lives in Texas. She got in touch courtesy of the Kirkintilloch Herald on-line.”

FUTURE IS HISTORY (from left): Front – Liz Dempsey, Rena Shirreffs, Elizabeth Dempsey, Isobel Cartwright. Back – Marion Donnachie, Beth Bradley, Mark Callaghan, Sadie Shovlin.

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