Category: History

New Banner Design Details

Banner – Friends of People’s Palace, Winter Gardens and Glasgow Green, approx 80 inches x 42 inches It was really fitting that the banner was unveiled on Hallowe’en, memorial eve of the dead and the last day of The Pandemic Furlough scheme and rent/mortgage holidays, therefore the eve of mass unemployment and increasing poverty. These …

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New Banner for Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green

1820 Murdered By The State

40 days after the start of his trial, James ‘Purley’ Wilson,aged 60,from a line of a Scottish radicals from Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, was Executed after being enticed into a Government provoked insurrection. His, like Hardie & Baird and those transported to Australia or killed by Militia, still lives on in our historical memory as a …

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History 1820 Radical Rising Scotland

40 days after the start of his trial, James ‘Purley’ Wilson,aged 60,from a line of a Scottish radicals from Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, was Executed after being enticed into a Government provoked insurrection. His, like Hardie & Baird and those transported to Australia or killed by Militia, still lives on in our historical memory as a …

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Radical History on Glasgow Green

Take time to view this 22 minute PowerPoint on 1000 years of Glasgow Green history by Spirit of Revolt/ Archives of Dissent. The music was specially written by Los Angeles-based Scottish composer Paul Mounsey, and to our knowledge is the first music composed for Glasgow Green, in spite of all the musical events which have …

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Glasgow Lost

On the 1st of April 2007, the mangement of Glasgow’s common goods assets was transfered to a private charitable company. This is a selection of what the people of Glasgow lost…glasgowLOST.org website to follow soon.

On Peoples’ Palaces by Hailey Maxwell

On Peoples’ Palaces by Hailey Maxwell TheDrouth     Having quietly endured almost twenty years of managed decline, writes Hailey Maxwell, it is crucial that we consider the possibility that the Peoples’ Palace on Glasgow Green – a valuable civic asset and monument to Scottish history and working-class life may presently be at real risk …

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Winter Gardens event, January 1989

As reported by Angus Calder in the London Review of Books Just seventy years after Friday, 31 January 1919, when troops and tanks stood by to quell a mass rally, in Glasgow’s George Square, of West of Scotland workers campaigning for a forty-hour week, the event was remembered in the People’s Palace, the museum of …

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Messages on our birthday

People’s Palace 122nd birthday, 22 January 2020Messages from people who could not be with us:From actor John Cairney and his wife Alannah O’Sullivan. Both were very active in the 1990 campaign to help the People’s Palace. Unfortunately, Alannah and I can’t be with you.We genuinely wish you and all at the People’s Palace a deserving …

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Seven facts about Glasgow Green

Aerial image from GlasgowLive.co.uk

Glasgow Green was featured in this great article on ‘Glasgow Live’ on 30/11/19. They list seven intriguing facts you might not know about the 146 acre public space next to the River Clyde, which attracts around 2 million visitors per year, and has played host to some of the most important historical events in Glasgow.