Govan's Hidden Histories

Ongoing creative projects about Govan's hidden histories Celebrating Govan's heritage, women's roles in protest movements, and the life and work of Isabella Elder

Merlin in Govan?! These young Questers can tell you!

We had a *magical* time in late 2016 with a whole host of local young children and young people. Pupils from Pirie Park Primary, St Constantine’s Primary, and St Saviour’s Primary took … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Govan’s Hidden Histories’ and ‘Strong Women of Clydeside’ projects featured in Govan / Gdansk exchange conference

We’re super-chuffed that the work of the Strong Women of the Clydeside (SWaC) team is featured as a part of an international conference taking place this weekend, right here in … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wishing you a very Merlin Christmas!

As 2016 draws to a close, Govan’s Hidden Histories would like to wish you all a very, very  happy holidays! We’d  like to take this opportunity to share a couple … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merlin Loves Christmas! ‘Quest for the 13 Treasures’ graphic novel giveaway – Wed 7 Dec at Govan Loves Christmas event

Head on down to Govan Loves Christmas, 3 – 6.30 pm Wednesday 7 Dec, at Govan Cross. Lots of entertainment and activities for all the family, and the chance for 10-14 year-olds to get their hands on a free copy of ‘Quest for the 13 Treasures of Govan & Glasgow’!

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Forget Camelot… Merlin came fae Govan!

We’re delighted with this article on page 3 of today’s Sunday Herald which features some great information on Merlin’s Govan connections –from author and historian Tim Clarkson – and info about … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Merlin in Scotland and Govan’ – Talk by Tim Clarkson and Double Book Launch at Govan Old Church: Saturday 19 November

Friends of Govan Old and Govan’s Hidden Histories are delighted to invite you to an evening exploring Scotland’s – and Govan’s – claim to history’s most famous wizard!

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Strong Women of Clydeside’ for Doors Open Days: Join us for a guided walk & public art action on Saturday 17th Sept, 12.30- 3.30pm

Celebrating women’s roles in the 1915 Rent Strikes, the 1971 Upper Clyde Shipbuilder’s Work-In, and other recent protests – this guided walk and creative ‘happening’ employs humour, (temporary) graffiti, banners, … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Frequently asked QUESTions!

If you want to know more about what the Quest is about, and how to get a copy, please check HERE. As with any great Quest throughout history, it took … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quest for the 13 Treasures – Available NOW!

Hot off the presses, the Quest for the 13 Treasures of Govan & Glasgow is an exciting new graphic novel exploring Govan & Partick’s  incredible medieval history. Govan’s Hidden Histories is very proud to present … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Remembering the Rent Strikes: guest post

The Glasgow Rent strikes originating in Govan at Cressy Hall at Linthouse were organised, led and enacted by women. Three years before the suffrage cause was partly realised working-class women in Glasgow had brought about legislation that would benefit the whole of Britain, however, Mary Barbour and the other women of the Glasgow Women’s Housing Association did not rest there and continued to campaign..

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment
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