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 ever’.
17 March, Feast of St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. People went to Flesher’s Haugh to gather shamrock.
4 April 1817 Birthday of Hugh Macdonald (1817 – 1860), author of Rambles Round Glasgow; monument on the Green Continue reading