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Gorbals Women’s Heritage Walk

24th July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Photo of the "Gorbals Boys" on the corner of a street: three life-size bronze statues of three boys in silver high heels. Two of the boys are bent over as if to buckle up the shoes. The third is standing, holding his hands together at the groin. There is a plaque in the ground with the names of the boys: Joe, Nicky and Lee

Our guided Women’s Heritage Walks provide an engaging way to explore Glasgow and learn about extraordinary, but often overlooked, women who’ve lived, worked, and enriched these areas.

Gorbals Women’s Heritage Walk, Saturday 24th July, 2pm to 4pm, Meet near Clutha Vaults, £6/10, 16+

 

Photo of the "Gorbals Boys" on the corner of a street: three life-size bronze statues of three boys in silver high heel. Two of the boys are bent over as if to buckle up the shoes. The third is standing, holding his hands together at the groin. There is a plaque in the ground with the names of the boys: Joe, Nicky and Lee
Gorbals Boys by Liz Peden, Photo credit: GWL (Anabel Marsh)

Travel through time, from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day New Gorbals, as our guides introduce you to suffragettes, Jewish and Asian immigrants, hawkers and weavers, all of whom have inhabited this area, often facing daily challenges to make ends meet, but using their resourcefulness and creativity not just to survive but to thrive.

More information about this and other GWL Women’s Heritage Walks, including downloadable maps and audio tours, is available here and you can see all our upcoming heritage walks here.

This walk is a great way to see the city in a new light. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming” – Heritage Walk participant

Meeting Point: We meet near the Clutha Vaults on Stockwell Street. Please do not arrive without having booked your place in advance as tour guides are not able to take payment, and the walk may be full. Bookings close on the Friday prior to the women’s heritage walk.

Covid-19 information: We are reducing the number of bookings for this event to ensure that social distancing is possible while not being too far away from each other! We will communicate any further health and safety information (along with the meeting point) closer to the event.

Booking

This event is open to all. There are two ticket options for this event: a £10 ticket and a £6 ticket. Our walks raise funds for the Library. Please choose the ticket which you feel most able to pay. We offer the £6 ticket if you are a Friend of GWL. All places must be paid for in advance as tour guides are not able to handle money on the day of the walk. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book.

A week before the walk we will email all those who’ve booked with information including the meeting point for the walk. Please check your spam or junk email folders if you have not received this in your inbox. We ask that you do not bring dogs other than guide dogs along on the walks. Should you need to cancel a booking for any reason please see our Women’s Heritage Walks Cancellation Policy. Should the event be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions tickets will be refunded in full.

Accessibility

This walk takes place on pavements around the Gorbals and is not very hilly. If you’d like to speak to someone about the walk in advance and let us know your access needs, please contact us – we are happy to answer any questions.

Large print versions of the tour guides’ scripts are available on the day.

Tickets

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Gorbals Heritage Walk (24/7/21) £10
£ 10.00
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Gorbals Heritage Walk (24/7/21) £6
£ 6.00
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Details

Date:
24th July
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
£6 – £10
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Organizer

Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
Website:
https://womenslibrary.org.uk/