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Whose Town? Nancy Pugh

Whose Town? Nancy Pugh
Whose Town? Nancy Pugh
Whose Town? was an educational resource built on the heritage collections of the City of Edinburgh. It was developed by Edinburgh City Libraries in partnership with Edinburgh Museums and Galleries and Edinburgh City Archives. The resource was launched in 2011 and unfortunately is no longer available in its original format, however, we have created exhibitions here on Capital Collections to provide schools with access to even more material and to allow a wider audience access to the fascinating stories told in Whose Town?

We are also working on recreating the life stories as digital trails on Our Town Stories.

Whose Town? looks at Edinburgh from 1850 - 1959 to discover the city's past through the lives of the people who lived there. We have used people who lived in Victorian times, at the beginning of the twentieth century, during the Second World War and in the Fifties. There are fourteen lives to discover as well as exhibitions about each of the four eras.

Nancy Pugh was nine years old when she was evacuated from Glasgow to Perthshire. She was allocated lodgings with Rear Admiral and Mrs Harrison who lived at Luncarty House in Luncarty. When the Harrisons moved to London for war work Nancy had to move again. Eventually she asked to return home and she went to live in Edinburgh where her parents now lived and she attended Castlehill School. Nancy's exhibition includes images of wartime artefacts as well as pictures of the city preparing for life at war.

Find out more about life in Edinburgh during the Second World War.

The Blitz on Clydeside website has more information about the war-time evacuation from Glasgow.

Whose town? was supported by funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund.