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A page from an Air Raid Precautions booklet featuring the words "keep this with you always."

Air Raid Precautions Booklet

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The First Floor of the Museum includes displays looking at the Bombing of Gretna in 1941 and the role of Civil Defence and Air Raid Precaution Wardens in World War Two.

Displays within the Museum focusing on Air Raids in World War Two.

This interesting little booklet is currently stored in the Museum’s object store.  It includes instructions on what to do ‘If Incendiary Bombs come’, ‘If Gas comes’, a rundown of different gases and their effects as well as suggestions on decontamination and the care of respirators.  We’ve copied it here in full.

The Museum has a selection of books available from its online shop which may interest you:

Gretna Township Education Authority certificate.

Gretna School Certificates

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While looking through our items in the Museum store we stumbled upon some old certificates from the Gretna Township Primary School from the 1920’s just after the First World War.

We also have some photos of the old school and even a photo of one of the registers from the school with some of the pupils names on it from 1917!



The certificates are all from the same person and were given to them each year. We only have three of them from 1920, 1921 and 1924.



We also have some from Annan Academy with the same name on them but we will share these at a later date.

Below you can see some of the old images of Gretna Township School which we have in our archives.


This is an old photo of the Gretna Township school



This is the old register for the class at Gretna Township school from 1917.


Watch our social media accounts to see more old photos and documents from the local area in Dumfries and Galloway!

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