Toil, Taste & Testimony

**There’s still time to visit the Dutch Gable House and have a look around. They’re open until Wednesday 24th February between 11am – 2pm (excluding Sunday 21st).**

Yesterday I went along to the Toil, Taste & Testimony exhibition currently on at the Dutch Gable House in Greenock.

From the trying and squalid conditions of the Vennel and its surrounding area in the 19th century, to the foreign allies and prisoners of war who alighted at Greenock and Gourock during the WW2, this exhibition documents a fascinating period of Inverclyde’s history through the lens and oral testimony.

The exhibition also explores the lives of the women who worked both world wars in the shipyards, signal stations and sugar refineries.

Over 50 images are on display, many of which have never been seen before. The images featured in this exhibition were gathered from the Imperial War Museum and the National Library of Scotland.

The project encourages exploration of Inverclyde Council’s new Coastal heritage Trail, which runs from Kelburn to Wemyss Bay.