Short Film Clips – Oral Testimony

Sandra Sutton talking about the canal

Sandra Sutton talks about the Forth & Clyde Canal in Twechar.  The canal was regenerated after being neglected for many years and is now a popular resource for the community and visitors.

Ross McClement talking about his soldier Grandad

Ross McClement talks about his grandad, a Twechar coal miner who left the pits to to join the army during WWII.

John Andrews talking about Willie Anderson

John Andrews talks about being one of the last people to see William Barrie Anderson, Willie, before  he left Twechar to join his ship at the beginning of WWII in 1939.  That ship was HMS Royal Oak,  which was sunk at Scapa Flow on 14th October 1939.  833 men, including Willie, lost their lives.  Willie was only 18 years old.

Jesse Johnston talking about the loss of Willie Anderson

Jesse Johnston talks about Willie's mum after the death of her son. Willie was serving on the HMS Royal Oak when it was sunk at the start of WWII. He was 18 years old.

John Andrews Swimming in the canal

John Andrews talks about swimming in the Forth & Clyde Canal at Twechar in the 1930s and 1940s - without swimwear or towels!