GRG News 2017
Group's 29th AGM
The group held its 29th Annual General Meeting today, in the past year we continued to reminisce about Govan's past, we have also assisted several university student with their research and visited S1 pupils at Govan High to speak about the changes in Govan over the years.
Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund we now have the equiptment to digitise the many hours of oral recordings made by the group over the years, the group is pictured above with these recordings which are currently on CD, the first of these to be digitised are memories of the Great War 1914-18 by Bill Hughes, which you can listen to at the following link: The Great War by Bill Hughes
The group looks forward to the coming year and are always happy to have new members.
Govan Retold, thanks to Awards for All!
The Govan Reminiscence Group would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for awarding our group £4,450 from the Awards for All Scotland programme. The money has enabled the group to purchase modern digital media equipment that will not only allow us to digitise our extensive collection of oral history recordings but also allow us to show high quality pictures, videos and short films showcasing Govan through the ages. We also aim to engage with local community groups and schools to retell and celebrate the history of Govan and ensure that it's past is not forgotten by local people. We also aim to breakdown social isolation in the elderly community of Govan by encouraging elderly members of the community to participate and share their stories. More details of award at Big Lottery Fund.
A big thanks to Awards for All Scotland!
The group would also like to say a big thanks to Govan Workspace Ltd. who kindly let us meet at Elderpark and also to the following local housing organisations and local companies, whose kind donations totalling £925 will also help enable us to continue our heritage activities for 2017.
- Govan Housing Association
- Elderpark Housing Association
- Linthouse Housing Association
- Barclay and Mathieson (B+M Steel)
- JBD Tritec Ltd.
- ASDA (Govan)
Thank You Everyone!