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CWGC Tour: Riddrie Park Cemetery

Meeting Point: The Cross of Sacrifice, situated near the entrance.
Nearest Address to Meeting Point: 1171, Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow G33 2QS
Trail Postcode: G33 2QS

Come along and learn about the history and work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as well as hear the stories about some of our casualties who are buried in this cemetery.

Riddrie Park Cemetery contains 100 scattered burials of the First World War and 248 of the Second World War. On this tour you will be able to find out more about how they are commemorated, why they are in Glasgow and how the CWGC continues its work to care for these graves as well as 1.7 million around the world.

Other Information

Travel

Parking: Yes

Accessibility

Physical Access to Building: Limited Access (some areas may be slightly tricky – please explain below)
Further details: The walk will encompass tarmac, gravel and grass paths. Nowhere is steep, but there are slopes.
Facilities: Toilet,
Additional Access Info: If traveling by car this cemetery is very close to city centre motorway M8. Leave the motorway at junction 12 and travel north in the direction of Stepps. The cemetery entrance is on the left hand side 500 meters after the motorway exit opposite Hogganfield Park and Golf course. If using public transport bus number 36 from Glasgow Buchannan Street Bus Station will stop directly outside the cemetery entrance. The cemetery is about a 15 minute taxi journey from the centre of Glasgow.
Additional Restrictions: Please come dressed for the weather and in a suitable walking shoe. The numbers on the tour will be limited to abide by Government restrictions and social distancing rules must be followed. Under 12s may join the tour without a ticket if they are accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Organisation

Organisation Information:

The CWGC is an organisation committed in ensuring that the memory of the men and women who served in both world wars are remembered by future generations – which can be challenging to do especially in more remote communities. The Commission commemorates about 1.7 million war dead from the Commonwealth forces who died in WW1 and WW2. In the South and West region of Scotland – alone – more than 8,000 service personnel are commemorated by the CWGC in around 360 locations.

Sehar Sardar works for the CWGC as the Public Engagement Coordinator for the South and West region of Scotland. Her background is in learning and engagement as well as heritage education. She is currently based in Glasgow and has lived in Scotland her entire life, considering this she has been interested in the history of this region for a long time.

Saturday and Sunday @ 10am, 11:15am and 1:30pm

Trail duration: 1 hour 15 minutes