Category: History

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.

Glasgow Green Timeline

Glasgow Green painting

13 January, Feast of St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow who first named the settlement Glas Chu, ‘the dear Green place’. 17 January, birthday of Matt McGinn of the Calton (1928-1977) whose ashes rest in the Winter Gardens 19 January 1736 Birthday of James Watt 22 January (1898) opening of the People’s Palace ‘for ever and …

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Glasgow Green in the News

Glasgow Green painting

A look at coverage of the Green in the news archives, from 1853 to 1899 Glasgow Constitutional 16 July 1853 Glasgow Fair on Glasgow Green Hylton’s Royal Menagerie, Glasgow Fair. 10am – 10pm. Lions, tigers, leopards, panthers, hyenas and howling wolves, with birds,beasts and monsters of the deep. + brass band. Pro bono publico Paisley …

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