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Annual General Meeting

9th September 2021

delayed from May 2021 and incorporating the cancelled AGM from 2020 

Tenement Tiles - online archive

14th October 2021

Zan Phee

The History and Development of Govanhill and Crosshill

141h November 2021

Bruce Downie

Ghost Signs of Glasgow

9th December 2021

Jan Graham & Merryn Kerrigan

The Histroy of Anderston

13th January 2022

Peter Mortimer

Glasgow's Blythswood

10th February 2022

Members' Night

Mediaeval Glasgow

10th March 2022

Catherine McMaster

The Heritage of  the Glasgow Printing Industry

14th April 2022

Dr Helen Wiliams

Minutes of combined Annual General Meeting of the Old Glasgow Club
2019 to 2021 sessions

held at Renfield Ctr, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Old Glasgow Club
14th October 2019

held at Adelaide's, 209 Bath Street, Glasgow

Attendance 55

Meeting held at Adelaide’s, 209 Bath Street, on Thursday 14 October 2021

Chair: President, Mr Gavin McNae welcomed everyone to the meeting. It was great to see everyone back after such a long time in lockdown.

Apologies for absence were from Margaret Thom, Brian D Henderson, Joan and Cameron Low, Freda Graham,

Minutes: Mr McNae asked if everyone had seen a copy of the Minutes of the March 20 meeting, either by email or printed copy. He asked if there were any amendments. There being none, the Minutes were passed on a proposal by Ken Benjamin and seconded by Glen Collie

There were no points arising.

President's Report:

Mr McNae explained why there were issues with seating due to Adelaides providing new limited seating prior to refurbishment and that at very short notice further seats were supplied and delivered from Queens Park Church for this evening’s presentation, for which we were very grateful.

As a prelude to the forthcoming December meeting, invitations were offered to the members who might wish to share the history of their house of street, by email to the Secretary.


Secretary's Report:

Mrs McNae explained the struggle obtaining speakers and subjects for the 2021-2022 session but with no easy task, this had been finalised in time for issuing members’ syllabus cards. Joyce also thanked Queens Park church for their generous offer of extra seats.


Gemma Wild from the Glasgow City Heritage Trust was introduced as our first speaker of the evening.

She explained that the basis of her talk (Gallus Glasgow) hinged on the flight by hot air balloon by Mr Thomas Sulman in 1864 which resulted in images of the city which had never been seen up till then. These were widely published in newspapers and magazines at the time. A short-animated video illustrated the various industries and characteristics of the city and its people One copy of the map was found in Amsterdam in 2011 and copies can be obtained in various sizes today and an interactive map was available on line. ”Gallus” as most of the audience knew is a Scottish adjective meaning “bold”, “cheeky”, “flashy” and summed up the Glaswegians love of history and their heritage.

Further information could be obtained from gallusglasgow.glasgowheritage.org.uk


Zan Phee was our second speaker who presented an illustrated talk on her online archive of Tenement Tiles which grace Glasgow’s “Wally” closes,  many of which still survive, albeit difficult to research due to security entry systems. Zan told us of experiences when doing research in many locations in an amusing and entertaining way, several examples to be found in Maryhill, Clydebank and Dennistoun. The workmanship of these Victorian and Edwardian tiling was incredible and often reflected the status of the residents “up the close”!


One question arose about when these adornments had originally been installed, but Zan tactfully explained that that was something that was still to be discovered.


Mr McNae expressed the Club’s gratitude for both speakers time and effort in their presentations and were accorded the well-deserved applause.


Tonight’s quiz was won by Anne White out of only six entries, who correctly identified the picture as being the building in Cathcart which was originally the Registry Office for the Burgh of Cathcart.


There being no further business, Mr McNae closed the meeting and wished everyone a safe journey home.


S Little

For Recording Secretary


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The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available

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The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available

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held at Renfield Ctr, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available

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held at Renfield Ctr, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available

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The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available

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The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available

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The minute of this meeting will be posted when it is available