A Glasgow community centre celebrated one of its 'greatest successes' last week. 

The Calton Heritage and Learning Centre (CHLC), based in the East End of the city, marked its tenth birthday with a party on November 3.

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Featuring a performance from the drama outfit “Whitserface” founded by River City star Maureen Carrl, an audience of 80 were treated to music and comedy sketches in the CHLC featuring references to local characters. 

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At the event, Thenue Communities - who run the building - had chief executive Gary Naylor and Thenue chair Pauline Casey cut a tenth birthday cake.

Gary said: “The effort by the community to create the Calton Heritage and Learning Centre cannot be understated. It was people power which made this place a reality and we owe every one of them a huge debt of gratitude.

“It now plays a vital role in the vibrant life of Calton and in the east end in general. Long may it continue to serve this great community.’

Long-serving original manager Rosie Robertson, added: “It hardly seems like 10 years since we first opened our doors.

"We cannot now imagine Calton without the CHLC and over the years it has brought people together in so many ways.”

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The Centre on London Road opened its doors on November 1 2013 after years of campaigning to deliver a much-needed Calton community hub.

Since opening, the centre has become a 'success' ever since, acting as the main host of local activities.

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The date of the opening of the Centre in 2013 was chosen specially as it marked the 124th anniversary of the collapse at the Templeton Carpet Factory.

In 1889 during construction of a new extension to Templeton & Co’s nearby carpet factory, unusually high winds caused a section of the facade to collapse onto an adjoining weaving shed.

Sadly, there were workers in the shed at the time and 29 women lost their lives. 

The names of those who died in the tragedy are inscribed on the paving outside the CHLC. 

To find out more about CHLC, click HERE