Heritage Festivities 2018

November was pretty bleak, but now praise the goddess it’s December and Christmas is here to save us. Now I’m an atheist but I love Christmas and I like to think I celebrate Yule in the good old-fashioned pagan way. So many of our modern traditions are rooted in pre-Christian pagan traditions, including putting up…

Women of Garnethill – DOD Talk

**SAVE THE DATE** as we will be presenting a brand new talk on women of Garnethill, West End of Glasgow as part of Doors Open Day in collaboration with the wonderful Glasgow Guild. More information about the festival can be found here. The talk is on the 12th of September 7.30pm and will discuss several…

Heritage Hits – Things to do in Autumn

Hello all! We are very sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks but due to the recent events in Glasgow (namely a second fire at a very well-known building) and our PhD’s, we have been a bit snowed under with work. We have however, managed to compile a list of ‘heritage hits’…

Victoria Drummond on the People’s History Show

I hope all of you have had a lovely week, we are both very much looking forward to the weekend. Due to PhD and other life happenings we’ve been MIA recently, it’s all gone a bit mad, but I thought I should let you know that we’re going to be appearing on STV’s The People’s…

Marchin’ already: Processions 1918 -2018

Last Sunday, we were lucky enough to be part of the 100 year celebration of SOME women obtaining the vote. The event was organised by The Artichoke Trust and aimed to create a living artwork through four parades in the cities of London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh. We thought we would share some of the…

Angélique Lucille Pringle: Florence Nightingale’s favourite disciple

Alastair is an Edinburgh-born Hawick author who lives in Glasgow with his partner Jaime-Lynn and son Alexander. He has extensive first-hand experience of Scotland’s care services, having been fostered from an early age through local authority and later Barnardo’s placements, and sits on the Discovery group of the Scottish Care Review. Educated in Fife and…

The People’s History Show: Belle Moore

What are you doing this Monday evening? Well, I’m here to tell you to cancel all your plans and tune in to STV at 8pm to catch us talking about the amazing Belle Moore, a teenage Olympian and an all-around taboo-busting Scottish swimming legend. Check out the teaser below. Expect a historic recreation (to confirm…

GWL, Banners & Processions 2018

We’ve been really busy over the last couple of months but we took some time out to visit one of The Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) banner making workshops.  The workshop, which was held on a Saturday (perfect excuse not to study) was a fun and welcoming event in collaboration with The Scottish Refugee Council.  Going…

International Women’s Day Events – Cross Country

We have been struggling to keep up with all the wonderful International Women’s Day Events which will be taking place throughout March. So, we thought it would be best to pull together a list and share with everyone. Please note, we are not organising any of these events, so any questions should be sent to…

Guest Post – Jessie Stephen: Suffrage Pioneer

Anabel Marsh, aka The Glasgow Gallivanter, graduated in History almost 40 years ago, but didn’t give it much further thought until she retired a few years ago. She now volunteers as a women’s history tour guide with both Glasgow Women’s Library and Maryhill Burgh Halls and is enjoying discovering all the wonderful women who weren’t…

Citz Superstar – Mary Sweeney

Mary was born in Derry in 1923, the eldest of three children. At 17, at the outbreak of war, she travelled to Manchester alone where she worked as a nurse for the duration of the war. She was the only woman on a boat full of soldiers on the way over. The boat had to stop…

Guest Post: Violet Mary Craig Roberton (1888-1954)

Hope you’re all having a good January so far, if not never fear, there are eleven more months to make it up. Today we are chuffed to present another lovely Guest Post, this time about a personal history rediscovered by an intrepid researcher, take it away Clare. Clare Thomson is a librarian in Special collections…