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GUIDE

Margaret


UNIFORM ERA

1930–45


LOCATION

Pollok Estate

Margaret stays in a cramped tenement in Maryhill with her family. It has been really difficult for Margaret as she has lived through the frightening times of the War with food rationing including essentials such as butter and sugar. Blackouts have been common and Margaret and her family have been beckoned to the communal Anderson shelter by the air-raid siren to protect them from night time bombings of the City.

Margaret has noticed some suburban private houses being built that have electricity and clean running water but they are owned by other people. Margaret would like to stay on at school until she is 15 years old, and enjoys practical subjects like needlework and cookery.

GUIDE

Margaret


UNIFORM ERA

1930-45


LOCATION

Pollock Estate

Margaret stays in a cramped tenement in Maryhill with her family. It has been really difficult for Margaret as she has lived through the frightening times of the War with food rationing including essentials such as butter and sugar. Blackouts have been common and Margaret and her family have been beckoned to the communal Anderson shelter by the air-raid siren to protect them from night time bombings of the City.

Margaret has noticed some suburban private houses being built that have electricity and clean running water but they are owned by other people. Margaret would like to stay on at school until she is 15 years old, and enjoys practical subjects like needlework and cookery.


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GUIDE

Margaret


UNIFORM ERA

1930–45


LOCATION

Pollok Estate

Margaret stays in a cramped tenement in Maryhill with her family. It has been really difficult for Margaret as she has lived through the frightening times of the War with food rationing including essentials such as butter and sugar. Blackouts have been common and Margaret and her family have been beckoned to the communal Anderson shelter by the air-raid siren to protect them from night time bombings of the City.

Margaret has noticed some suburban private houses being built that have electricity and clean running water but they are owned by other people. Margaret would like to stay on at school until she is 15 years old, and enjoys practical subjects like needlework and cookery.

GUIDE

Margaret


UNIFORM ERA

1930-45


LOCATION

Pollock Estate

Margaret stays in a cramped tenement in Maryhill with her family. It has been really difficult for Margaret as she has lived through the frightening times of the War with food rationing including essentials such as butter and sugar. Blackouts have been common and Margaret and her family have been beckoned to the communal Anderson shelter by the air-raid siren to protect them from night time bombings of the City.

Margaret has noticed some suburban private houses being built that have electricity and clean running water but they are owned by other people. Margaret would like to stay on at school until she is 15 years old, and enjoys practical subjects like needlework and cookery.



Margaret really enjoys going to Guides every week. Her highlights have been attending with, Girlguiding Glasgow, the King’s Silver Jubilee at Pollok Park Estate in 1935 and then in 1938 the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park where she was part of the Guard of Honour for the King and Queen.



Margaret’s Aunt is a leader in the County and helped when Girlguiding Glasgow’s Headquarters was made a sub office of W.V.S to receive blankets and clothing for evacuated children. She also helped coordinate all Girlguiding Glasgow members donating half of their daily salary, income or pocket money. The County raised a total of £830 (c£54,500 today) and used it to pay towards the cost of Air Ambulances.