Glasgow West End

Local History Group

Local History Group

Over the last few months our programme has included visits to:

- New Lanark,
- Glasgow Special Collections,
- Maryhill Burgh Hall,
- the Museums Resource Centre (twice so far as it's such an Aladdin's Cave),
- Kelvin Hall
- the Mitchell Library Glasgow collection,
- Garnethill Synagogue,
- the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow,
- Glasgow Cathedral,
- Paisley Abbey
- Glasgow City Chambers, and
- The People's Palace

We have some wonderful photos capturing these visits.

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We've also had some interesting presentations, including:

Coats & Clark- History's Binding Thread" from one of our U3A members who is a former curator at Paisley Museum, &

A fascinating talk from the 'Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis'.

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As we are unable to meet at present, members of the local history group are sharing items of interest that we come across. Below is a selection that other U3A members might enjoy:

Digital Open Doors Day 2020

https://mcusercontent.com/5ab3b89103f73d1108ebcee1a/images/59deba7f-a695-4222-899c-e04e529ffd46.jpg

TV programme of film clips about life in the past in Scotland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047lx52

TV programme on 1959 : The Coast of Clyde.

https://vimeo.com/7631946

An excellent article by Canadian historian, Margaret Macmillan.

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/margaret-macmillan-black-death-covid-19-lessons-history

Other interesting links:

https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowCityArchives/

https://www.list.co.uk/article/115563-virtual-tours-of-museums-and-galleries-to-experience-on-lockdown/

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The following pages on GWE U3A website may also be of interest:

The 1820 research project; https://u3asites.org.uk/glasgow-west-end/page/95138

The (non-fiction) History Book Group: https://u3asites.org.uk/glasgow-west-end/page/85727

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(For further details please contact our Local History Group Coordinator.)

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