LOL 2000 Clydebank Protestant Martyrs
Annual Clydebank Blitz Memorial ParadeThe parade commences with a church service from 11am in Faifley Parish Church.There will be an hours break before the parade moves off at 13.00hrs from the carpark at the top of Kilbowie Rd just off the A82.The parade will make its way to the town hall for the laying of a wreath. Parade will be led by Pride of the Rock flute band.Following the parade refreshments will be available in Drumchapel orange hall followed by a function at night with live entertainment from loyalist singer Diane Kerr.
|On the nights of 13-14 and 14-15 March 1941 Luftwaffe bombers raided Clydeside and inflicted casualties in several industrial centres. Glasgow suffered the highest number of fatalities (about 650), but in proportion to its population of about 50,000 the burgh of Clydebank suffered the worst. According to an official count in 1942 the Clydebank raids killed 528 people and seriously injured 617, compared to totals of 1,200 people, and 1,100 in the whole of Clydeside.|