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

‘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

Will you uncover the 13 treasures of Govan?

Coming soon… A quest for all young explorers to find Ancient Glasgow’s hidden treasures in Govan and Partick. Merlin is on a mission in Govan and Partick to recover Glasgow’s ancient lost … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Entertaining Govan Audio Tour featured at Govan venues for Doors Open Day weekend

As part of Glasgow’s Doors Open Day, we’re getting the word out about our brand new entertaining tour about Govan and Glasgow’s entertainment history: The Entertaining Govan Audio Tour features interviews with … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Strong Women of Clydeside; Looking back and forward

The WHP (Women’s Histories & Protests) team are gathering again to take our next steps in preserving and celebrating the amazing contributions to society made by some of the Strong … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 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
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