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

Remember Mary Barbour – The campaign to create a lasting memorial to a great Govan hero

  Mary Barbour’s main claim to fame is her leadership of the Rent Strike in 1915, which spread all over the city, and was so successful the government of the … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Meeting at the Riverside Museum (Week 12-Re-imagining the Govan Heritage Trail)

Photos taken at our meeting at the Riverside Museum on 26th September 2013.

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Sides of Govan in Song

The first song paints a picture of Friday night at the Billiard Halls in Govan, of which there were many at one point including some snazzy tables at the Pearce … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Viewing Banners at the Burrell Collection (Week 6: Womens Histories and Protests)

Photos taken on our visit to view banners at the Burrell Collection on 25th September 2013.

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Protected: Visual Notes from Ancient Govan Trail meeting 25th September (apologies to our followers–this is an internal/working conversation….)

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September 23, 2013 · Enter your password to view comments.

More markers for Govan Map trails

More markers for Govan Map trails I found this site that you can download for free more icons for the Google Maps trails. They have a cool sculpture icon as … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting at Riverside Museum (Week 5: Womens Histories and Protests)

Photos taken at our meeting at Riverside Museum on 11th September 2013.

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mr and Mrs Cossar Womens Histories – Take note…Mrs Cossar appears on this gorgeous building next to her fella (who was she?) Also relevant to the Heritage Trail strand – entertainment listings found … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

In Memorium; The Lyceum Govan and Mohammed Riaz

Some photos from our visit to the Lyceum Govan on the 18th of July 2013. We were extremely fortunate to enjoy a rare opportunity to look around this wonderful building … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Thirteen Treasures of Govan.

Getting to grips with how we could approach a heritage trail based on Govan’s ancient history was a slightly frightening process. Dry academic interpretation was hardly going cut it for … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment
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