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 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

‘Govan’s Hidden Histories’ and ‘Strong Women of Clydeside’ projects featured in Govan / Gdansk exchange conference

We’re super-chuffed that the work of the Strong Women of the Clydeside (SWaC) team is featured as a part of an international conference taking place this weekend, right here in … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘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

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

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

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 · 2 Comments

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
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