Glasgow West End

Local History Group

Local History Group

Prior to the pandemic our programme 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 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 a result of pandemic restrictions, in 2020 the group launched a programme of presentations via Zoom. Our thanks to Dr Valerie Wright for supporting us in this and linking us with so many of her academic colleagues.

We had the following talks:

-Dr Valerie Wright of University of Stirling:'Childhood and Play in Post-War Glasgow'

-Kristin Hay of University of Strathclyde: 'Relationships and Reproductive Health in Post-war Scotland'

-Professor Eleanor Gordon, University of Glasgow: ‘Madeline Smith’ Watch a recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDpxwB5J4lU

-Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘Glasgow – a potted history’

-Fiona Skillen. Glasgow School for Business and Society: ‘Women in Sport’

-Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘Glasgow street names’

-Rory Stride, University of Stratchclyde: ‘Women’s textile work in Scotland since 1970, specifically Templetons, Glasgow, Stoddarts, Elderslie, Coats & Clarks, Paisley’

- Professor Lynn Abrams, University of Glasgow: ‘Living High in Glasgow: women, washing and verandahs’

-Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘Entertainment in Glasgow’

-Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘History of Partick’

-Dr Valerie Wright, University of Stirling: 'Women, the Rent Strike, and Red Clydeside'

-Professor Eleanor Gordon, University of Glasgow: 'The Myth of the Traditional Family'

-Staff from Glasgow Museums: 'Please wash your hands : Health and Hygiene in Post-war Glasgow' .

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**There will be no meetings in August. From September onwards we hope to revert to visiting places of historical interest though may still have the occasional Zoom presentation. We will soon be seeking ideas for future visits.

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Some of our members have also embarked on research of a range of topics (building on what we learned from researching the 1820 Risings during 2019).

If you are interested in reading what we've done so far, click on the 'Research projects' link on this page.
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Members of the wider local history group are also 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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