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

The Govan Banners Film

An historical exploration surrounding the discovery of banners found with associations to the Spanish Civil War and Govan’s contribution to the battle against fascism. You can find the video here … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Research and subcrawl

After discussing our availability for an event in the middle of November where we will be presenting our trail(s) thus far, we set about doing some more research and involving … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

SubCrawl Architectural Tour with Dress for the Weather

Photos taken on our customised tour of Govan and Partick with Andy Campbell from Dress for the Weather on 29th August 2013. You can see an example of simple map they … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

A bleak outlook–cant-get-enough-trade-1087097.html An article from the Independent in 1999.

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Womens Histories and Protests in Print

Here are some articles relating to women and protests in Govan from the Govan Press and the Herald which I found interesting.

August 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Paul O’Grady’s Working Britain

I watched and interesting programme last week that made me think of the Re:Imagining the Govan Heritage Trail: Paul O’Grady’s Working Britain: BBC 1 Thursdays at 9.00pm (No longer available … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting at Pearce Institute & Great and Good Exhibition (Week 4: Womens Histories and Protests)

Photos taken by tsBeall at our meeting at the Pearce Institute, and visit to the Great & Good Exhibition at Verge Studios on 28th August 2013. You can find more … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment


Thanks to everyone who came along to the Great & Good Research Residency at Verge & to Glasgow Women’s Library for their pop-up Library on Wednesday & Thursday. Here’s a … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The School for Domestic Economy

I came across the School for Domestic Economy when looking into the history of Isabella Elder and her links with the working people of Govan. After meeting with the fantastic … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Govan Park

While looking through the microfilm at Elder Park Library the wonderful Maria Leahy, Friends of Elder Park, discovered these poems in local papers from 1885 marking the opening of Elder … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment
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