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NEWS

Due to the current issues surrounding Coronavirus we have sadly had to postpone physical meetings for the time-being.  Virtual meetings continue via Zoom, please see the ‘Meetings’ page for details.


REQUEST FROM THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

Do you have spare time to help the Commonwealth War Graves Commission – (CWGC)? They are looking for volunteers to help them look after, clean and tend to war memorials located at all local cemeteries in Renfrewshire, this voluntary task would be required to be carried out 2-3 times a year and to keep the CWGC updated, on the state of each war memorial. If you know of an ancestor in your family who has a war memorial, and you would like to volunteer, please follow the link below to contact the CWGC directly.

RENFREWSHIRE CEMETERIES: SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Notice to all Cemetery Users / Lair Owners

Members should be aware that headstones and monuments in Renfrewshire may be affected by a programme of safety inspections. If family lairs are affected and there is no registered contact headstones may be moved or other risk control measures applied without family being informed.  Renfrewshire Council’s notice displayed in cemeteries reads: –

A 5 YEAR ROLLING PRGRAMME OF MEMORIAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS IS DUE TO COMMENCE IN ALL RENFREWSHIRE CEMETERIES AND CHIRCHYARDS. THESE WORKS ARE NECESSARY TO IDENTIFY ANY MEMORIAL DEFECTS AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL CEMETERY USERS.

WHILST MEMORIALS REMAIN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LAIR OWNER, IF DURING THESE INSPECTIONS ANY MEMORIAL IS FOUND TO BE IN A DANGEROUS / UNSAFE CONDITION IT WILL BE MADE SAFE BY THE MOST APPROPRIATE METHOD AND THE LAIR OWNER WILL BE ADVISED OF THIS ACTION WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

SHOULD YOU WISH ANY FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE INSPECTION PROCESS PLEASE CALL THE CEMETERY OFFICE ON: 0141 618 7535 / 7508



OLDER NEWS

Paisley Daily Express WISH Campaign

We are delighted to announce that, having collected a grand total of 5,611 tokens we have received a cheque for £74.52 from the Wish campaign, which will be put to good use by the society.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our members and everyone else who collected tokens for us, and of course to the Trinity Mirror Group of Newspapers for organising this campaign to support local community groups.

wish came true

Member Jim Smith with the letter from Trinity Mirror Group, and the all important cheque!

Woodside First Aid Post Disaster 75th Anniversary Memorial Service

Photographs from the Woodside First Aid Post Disaster 75th Anniversary Memorial Service can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/its-all-pretty-cool_dot-com/albums/72157668046555246.  Photographs courtesy of David Cameron, Paisley Photographer who retains all copyright to the images.