The exhibition ‘A Stirling 100’ remembering the impact World War one had on Stirling, opens at the Stirling Smith on Friday at 11am,2015, and all are welcome to attend. The exhibition from the University of Stirling, with the support of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, features photographs of the parish memorials to the Great War located within the boundaries of the current Stirling district. It also presents photographs and biographical information about one hundred fallen service men, gathered through archival services and local newspapers.
For its showing in the Smith, paintings and objects from the Smith’s collections have been added. The research and presentation has been done by Christina Flöher, an intern from the University of Leipzig in Germany, assisted by Mathilde Macaux from Namur in Belgium.
Shown here are two cards sent by a Stirling soldier to his wife and “his dear wee lass Elsie” at Christmas 1917 and May 1918.
Christina and Mathilde will be present to greet visitors, and Tapsalteerie Theatre will do a short performance on Stirling and the Great War, featuring pupils from Stirlingshire schools. Tea and dumpling will be served.