Category: History

The Rutherglen St Eloi to appear for Landemer Day 2022

Glasgow Life has agreed to lend the copy of the Rutherglen St Eloi statue, made for the People’s Palace displays in 1975. The piece has an important story to tell, not just for Rutherglen, but for the wholesale cultural destruction which took place of all catholic images at the time of the Scottish Reformation of …

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First Gray Day 2022

People are asking ‘Why is 22 January Gray Day on Glasgow Green?’ and ‘What connection had Alasdair Gray with the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens?’  44 years ago on 22 January 1978, Alasdair Gray’s Continuous Glasgow Show, with 30 new paintings of contemporary Glasgow people and places, opened to the public. Alasdair had worked on …

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West Boat House Glasgow Green

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is working with the volunteers of two rowing clubs on the rejuvenation of the West Boathouse on Glasgow Green.

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

Watch this video about our new banner:

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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