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

These boots are made for walkin’ – in the footsteps of some ‘Strong Women of Clydeside’

Our sincere and humble thanks go out to everyone who came along and took part, and helped the ‘Women’s Histories & Protests’ Team make it a joyous day of celebration, and giving thanks to some seriously strong women.

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Power to the People! Roses from Yoko Ono & John Lennon, in support of the 1971 UCS Work-In – exactly 44 years ago

The struggle of these men and women captured the hearts and minds of people far and wide. Many famous names lent their talents and time to the cause, and helped spread a message of hope for working class people, that Unity Creates Strength.

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

First Class Entertainment in Elder Park

Elder Park Housing Association’s recent Family Fun Day celebrated their 40th year of providing housing to the community. With a 1970’s Fun Fair theme it seemed like a great opportunity for Govan’s Hidden Histories to celebrate and highlight entertainment which has taken place in Govan over the years. So we took the opportunity to launch the Entertaining Govan Audio Walking Tour and accompanying ‘Greetings fae Govan’ Postcard Set in sunny (and then very rainy…) Elder Park.

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

UPCOMING EVENT Sat 15 Aug, 2-5pm : Strong Women of Clydeside – Join us for a guided walk & public art action

It’s the centenary of the 1915 Rent Strikes, and the women’s histories team is hosting a special walking event connecting Govan and the Riverside Museum – marking places important to the Rent Strikes … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fun & Games at Fairfield

This Spring we spent time at the wonderful Fairfield Heritage with groups from schools in Govan. They came from St Saviours Primary School, Pirie Park Primary School and Govan High. The groups … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Causes of declining income; Effect of Present War; Recent increases of rent… The Glasgow Herald Nov. 17th 1915

[As part of ongoing work by the the Women’s histories and protests (WHP) team, this is transcribed from The Glasgow Herald November 17th 1915.] CAUSES OF DECLINING INCOME The causes … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rent Strike Banners – what did they say?

As part of ongoing work by the the Women’s histories and protests (WHP) team, this is transcribed from The Glasgow Herald Friday October 8th 1915 page 2 LARGE PHOTO – … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Procession of Rent Strikers – Glasgow Herald Nov 18th 1915 page 10

As part of ongoing work by the the Women’s histories and protests (WHP) team, this is transcribed from The Glasgow Herald November 18th 1915 page 10 PROCESSION OF RENT STRIKERS … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fun & Games at GYiP Clubs

Govan Youth information Point (also known as GYiP) run various clubs and holiday play schemes in Govan. You can find out more about them at their website http://www.gyip.org.uk/ We took … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Form and Narrative in an Age of Desire

Upcoming Exhibition in North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre 4th April – 6th June 2015 If you have admired the tremendous painting of Jimmy Reid (below) in Elder Park Library’s reading room then … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment
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