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

Join the ‘Strong Women of Clydeside’ team for a Doors Open Day artWalk – SAT 16 SEPT, 1-3:30pm, FREE

The Strong Women of Clydeside (or SWaC) team is at it again! We’re hosting another guided walk and public art action as part of Glasgee’s Doors Open Day. We’ll be walking, … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Strong Women of the Clydeside: Talk at House for an Art Lover, Sat 15 April

We’re delighted to say that tsB and others from the Strong Women of the Clydeside team will be speaking later today at House For An Art Lover in Glasgow about Helen … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 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

Great & Good: Isabella Elder & the Histories of Women & Protests on the Clyde – Publication now online!

Check out our wee artist zine / publication on the Isabella Elder and the History of Women and Protests on the Clyde Ok, so we know we’re a bit late … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Liz Lochhead, Maria Leahy & others at Govan Old, 26th April 2014 – Celebrating Strong Women o’ Govan!

An evening of music, comedy & poetry celebrating some of the strong women of Govan who inspired the Great & Good Project More via our Facebook Event Page with LIZ LOCHHEAD … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 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

Great and Good – public research residency

AJ Stockwell, LA Callery, Monica Brown & TS Beall will be in residence at Verge this week and would love to talk to you about their work for Great & … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment
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