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SYLLABUS 2018 - 2019
4th September “Empire Exhibition and the Capelrig Path”
A double bill. The first half celebrates the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Bellahouston Empire Exhibition and the second half describes the Capelrig Stones, a series of local carvings by our artist speaker.
2nd October “Sir William Macewen and Erskine Hospital”
‘Scotland’s most distinguished surgeon is ‘The Man for the Moment’ as wartime injuries mount in 1915.
Professor Ken Paterson
6th November “World War 1 Women”
‘Canary Girls’ working on the home front to support the war effort
20th November** Film Night - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (members only)**
A headstrong young teacher in 1930’s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over romanticised world view leading to tragic results.
4th December “James Anderson of Anderson’s Garage”
Mechanical genius, astute Businessman and amateur film maker - a compilation of his movies.
8th January “Glasgow’s Merchant City”
The transformation and renewal of Glasgow’s first new town - copiously illustrated.
22nd January** Film Night - The Village that Disappeared (members only)**
The Story of Newton Mearns.
A Film by Tom and Josette Marchant
5th February “Covenanters in and around Renfrewshire”
An account of Scottish Covenanters in the 17th century focussing on people places and martyrs.
5th March “The Romans in Scotland”
Find out what were the three main invasions of Scotland. Includes the Antonine Wall and other possible places to visit.
Dr June Neilson
19th March** Film Night - Gorbals Story (1950) (members only)**
Russell Hunter stars in this gritty no holds barred drama set in the Gorbals A young artist is almost driven to murder from the pressures of living in the Glasgow slum area.
2nd April* “When Sundays Brought the Post”
Celebrating the centenary of the Sunday Post - quick fire repartee from a pair of erudite insiders
Jill Scott & Bill Hicks
* This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.
Please note that the JANUARY MEETING 2019
will be held on
TUESDAY 8th JANUARY
**Due to licensing restrictions film nights have to be restricted to members only.
|Conditions of Use|
|A Brief Overview of the History of Mearns|
|Mearns Life in the Mid 1800's|
|School Leaving Certificate 1945|
|Bleachfields and Printworks|
|The Hidden History of Rouken Glen|
|Gorbals Gravitation Water Works|
|Mearns in Wartime|
|Mearns and African Slavery|
|James Leggat Diaries|
|E E Anderson|
|Margaret and Fiona's Story|
|Map of the Village Street|
|The Covenanting Years|
|Places of Worship|
|Dr Alexander Dale|
|Rev. George McLatchie|
|Pollok & Gilmour|
|Map of Mansion Houses|
|Uncovering the History of Greenbank|
|One Man's Story|
|Memories of Nurse Margaret Crowley|
|Memories of a Young Patient|
|Memories of Duncan Campbell|
|Memories of a Six Year Old Boy|
|Ian Smillie's Memories|
|The Statue of Peter Pan|
|Locations of Farms in Mearns|
|Fairs and Shows|
|Land Ownership and Use|
|The Farming Community|
|Farm Census Returns|
|Associated Historical Notes|
|Memories of Mearns in Wartime|
|WW1 - We Will Remember Them|
|WW2 -We Will Remember Them|
|Profile of a Glasgow Merchant|
|People of Mearns pg|
|Andersons Garage pg|
|Buildings Past and Present pg|
|Religious Life pg|