, Pollok Park

What was Christmas like for men forced to spend it in trenches, for their families at home and for German prisoners of war in Scotland?  Come and find out…

Christmas Greetings  Enemy troops lobbed each other messages across No Man’s Land at Christmas time.  What would you say?  Write and send your own message.

Pocket Teddy Bears  Make your own to take home!

Wartime Comforts  Taste some holiday treats at War & Peas, our Home Front allotment.

Ask a WW1 Soldier  Scots in the Great War re-enact Christmas in the trenches.

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2.00  Stobs Camp: Past and Present   Andrew Jepson & Dianne Swift tell the story of Germans who were imprisoned and British soldiers who trained on this windswept hillside near Hawick.

3.30  Christmas by Candlelight  A service in the trenches, led by University of Glasgow chaplain Reverend Stuart MacQuarrie, with singing by Brianna Robertson-Kirkland.

Know Your Enemy: Truces & fraternisation in WW1

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This event is free

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Pollok Park

Address:
2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow, G43 1AT