Pollokshields Heritage Lecture Series 2018-19

Pollokshields Heritage hold a regular series of talks and lectures in The Fotheringay Centre throughout the year.

Pollokshields Heritage Lecture Series 2018-19

About Pollokshields Heritage Lecture Series 2018-19

Tuesday, 13th November: 1938 and all that
Join Fergus Sutherland to mark eighty years since the Empire Exhibition of 1938 in Bellahouston Park closed its doors to its last customer. Even after all that time, it remains one of the most fondly remembered events ever held in Glasgow. With twelve million visitors, it was also the most successful in the history of Scotland, despite the fact that it rained almost non-stop for the whole summer. The architect, the famous Thomas Tait, shocked everyone by choosing to build what was the country’s first modern town, decades before it was to become common practice. And it was the centrepiece of his design which still captures everyone’s imagination today, the Tower of Empire, a.k.a. Tait’s Tower. It was 140 metres high and rose like a beacon over the metropolis, a vision of a bright, clean future for the old, black, industrial city. But war intervened and, for the second time in thirty years, the lights went out all over Europe, destroying Tait’s futuristic vision of what Glasgow might have been. Or did it?…

Tuesday, 15th January: Pollokshields - a personal perspective
Gerald Blaikie’s illustrated talk will be a personal perspective of Pollokshields, examining the origins of the carefully planned Garden Suburb and exploring the evolution of the architectural styles of the villas, tenements and public buildings contained within its boundaries. He will also venture off the beaten track, exposing a few unknown facts and some ‘out of the way’ features of the area that may or not be common knowledge.

Tuesday, 19th February: Pollok House and the Maxwells
Nan Smith will take us through the history of the Maxwells of Pollok and their connections from the 13th century up to the present day. She will also bring us up to date with is happening in and around Pollok House in the present day.

Tuesday, 23rd April: Mapping Pollokshields and Glasgow
John Moore, author of Glasgow: mapping the city (2015) which was short-listed for a Saltire Society non-fiction award and followed this up last year with The Clyde: mapping the river, will look at how the city and the suburb were depicted in old plans.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Pollokshields Heritage Lecture Series 2018-19 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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