I thought these newly digitised areal images of Govan from (mainly) 1920s-30s might be of interest as we map the location of Showpeople’s Yards in Govan. You can see these on the website below. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/asearch?search=govan
The photographic print belongs to John Wheatley Harris. This image is copyrighted. Copyright belongs to: Steel Bros. (Carlisle) Ltd. and cannot be reproduced without their permission. [If blog goes live this image will have to be removed.] The picture was taken round about the 1950s. and shows Annie Wheatley (John Wheatley Harris’s great aunt – i.e. grandfather’s sister). It also shows very popular balloons and toys as well as novelties on a ‘selling joint’.
This photograph belongs to J. Wheatley Harris. All rights reserved. c.1948 Taken in Kelvinhall at the Winter Fair. The photograph shows Billy Wheatley (Merrick) known as Aunt Billy and Dorothy May Slater Smith. This picture was taken by the photobooth machine at Kelvinhall
The politics of universalism (equal dignity) and the politics of difference (identity) – The politics of universalism are based on the idea that whatever is established is meant to be universally the same for all citizens, the objective being that all citizens and all perspectives should be mainstreamed into society and its institutions – including museums. The politics of difference, as an alternative, recognises the unique identity of any individual or group and their distinctness from everyone else. It is […]
This photograph belongs to Natalie Cowie-Kayes. All rights reserved. Date – 1898 – 1914 c.1900s – Cinematograph in background which would place between 1897/8 and 1914. Where – Largs Swallow’s steam gallopers next to swingboats – no tarpaulin on which suggests it may be the last day of the fair. Cinematograph owned by same family visible in left background. See ‘animated pictures’. John Swallow was Natalie Cowie-Kayes Grandmother’s uncle. Of significance – The galloper is 4 abreast and when most […]
This image belongs to J. Wheatley Harris. All rights reserved. What: ‘Water tank’ – eat and drink underwater [sideshow attraction]. Liza Birch is eating the apple (married St[?]rt family) Who: Liza Birch and fellow performers When: c.1933