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..
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
This Spring we spent time at the wonderful Fairfield Heritage with groups from schools in Govan. They came from St Saviours Primary School, Pirie Park Primary School and Govan High. The groups … Continue reading
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