Govan

We went to see the new statue of Mary Barbour, who lead the women & children of Glasgow in rent strikes against rapacious landlords during WW1 & ended up a Baillie. I enjoyed the statue very much. We then went into Govan Old Church to see the wonderful stones, a few of which are in the collage. I’d forgotten my parents were married there, my grandparents lived in Govan for most of their married lives. My granpa worked in Fairfields shipyard. I had a fascinating chat with the two lady volunteers about family history & the wonderful stones of course. The tall ship is the Glenlee, at her permanent mooring at the Riverside Museum of Transport seen from the Govan side of the river. Time well spent, I hope an increase in tourism will give the area a boost.

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