From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes

Wester Hailes Voice

We’re trying out a bit of sound today as another way for people to share their memories.  We were fortunate enough to have been given permission to use two extracts from an interview conducted with Jean Munro who has lived in Clovenstone since the early days of Wester Hailes. 

In the first extract Jean is talking about the campaign carried out by local parents when it became apparent that Clovenstone School was too small for the number of pupils in its catchment area.  The proposal was to bus children to other schools.  Just click on the orange arrow to hear what happened.

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The second extract recalls Jean’s involvement with the Clovenstone majorettes and the first playscheme that she helped organise in the area. 

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You can read more about the Clovenstone majorettes in these two stories from 1981:  July and September.

We’re hoping to bring more audio memories to the blog and our Facebook page at a future date. And with a little more technical know-how, we think we’ll be able to collect audio files directly through the blog so that a range of memories will be shared.

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