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Portal & Sunny Govan
Elder Park Library
Tram Dancing Display
Har m ony Row
Govan Old Church
Govan’s Hidden Histories & the Riverside Museum present
8 Fairfield Heritage
Come with us on an entertaining tour about Govan and Glasgow's
This self-led walk starts at the Riverside Museum and ends in nearby Govan, an area
of Glasgow famous for shipbuilding, ancient kings, and braw humour.
Guided by local experts, the tour features hilarious stories of Govanites dancing the
night away, going to the pictures, heckling at political meetings, and more. The tour stops at the former Fairfield Shipbuilding Office and the
Govan Old Church to see the ancient ‘hogback’ stones.
Walk is 2 km, audio is 1 hour Actual tour will be longer depending on time taken at Govan Old and Fairfield.
– – – Walking route – – – Return route
Travel across the Clyde River via: – – – Govan Ferry – – – Glasgow Subway
Govan Ferry operates mainly in summer: www.getintogovan.com/visit Glasgow Subway operates year round during museum hours: www.spt.co.uk/subway/maps
Stops In Riverside Museum 1. Tram Dancing Display 2. Cinema Display
In Govan 3. Pearce Institute 4. Brechin’s Bar 5. Govan Old Church, Govan Stones
6. Lyceum Cinema 7. Portal & Sunny Govan Radio 8. Fairfield Heritage 9. Elder Park Boating Pond 10. Isabella Elder Statue 11. Elder Park LibraryDOWNLOAD THE AUDIO TOUR https://govanshiddenhistories.wordpress.com/entertaining-govan-audio-walking-tour/
The Entertaining Govan Audio Tour features interviews with eleven Govanites sharing memories of going to ‘the dancin’, the pictures, and taking classes in ‘the P.I.’. It also highlights recent Govan Fair celebrations, community groups, public art, and Govan’s own radio station – Sunny Govan.
Our local experts, in order of appearance Flora Pagan, Govan Reminiscence Group (GRG), Govan Community Council (GCC) Jean Melvin, GRG, GCC Robert Preston, GRG, Portal Senior’s Film Club (PSF) Brian Thom McQuade, Author Jack Sweeney, Former Chair of the Engineers Trade Union Branch, PSF Steg G, Sunny Govan Radio Phil Anderson, Bead & Blether, All Sorts Choir Maria Leahy, Musician, Friends of Elder Park Chair (FoEP) Gordon MacKay, Former Chair of FoEP Jimmy Stringfellow, Showman, Govan Fair Committee (GFC) Margaret MacLean, Magician, Former Chair GFC
Audio credits Interviews and sound design by Monica Brown Mixed at the Greenroom Recording Studio by Stewart Robertson Narration Script by Allan Miller, with Chani Bond Narrated by John Cavanagh Lead Artist, tara s Beall Project Lead, Chani Bond Featuring music from the Unity Creates Work LP, produced by John McLean
Design Zeynep Arman