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Famous women of Glasgow

Postby spaceshuttle » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:21 pm

Mary Barbour who was involved in the Glasgow Rent Strikes would make one interesting subject I think.
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:56 pm

Great song by the late Alistair Hulett about Mrs Barbour's Army.

http://youtu.be/1REUYD01Nr0
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby teejaykp » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:33 pm

My Mrs. Can turn a night oot tae a fortnight in :D
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby DoraTheExplorer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:58 pm

sounds like an interesting project. I was in Glasgow Women's Library today and it looks like they have a lot of that kind of information. Have you tried there?
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:40 pm

spaceshuttle wrote:Mary Barbour who was involved in the Glasgow Rent Strikes would make one interesting subject I think.



Maria Fyfe fancies a statue to Mary Barbour

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/features/ ... n.20429349
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby moonbeam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:46 pm

A statue for George Square? Perhaps facing the city chambers.
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby HollowHorn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:16 pm

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Big Rachel, a remarkable woman

With the expansion of the industrial community in the 1880s came tensions, particularly amongst Irish migrants over the Irish Home Rule debate.
‘Big Rachel’ is an iconic image associated with the riot, ‘The Battle of Partick Cross’, which broke out on the centenary of Daniel O'Connell's death: ‘Mrs Rachel Hamilton (nee Johnston) was originally from Ireland but lived in Partick. She was 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighed around 17 stone. She worked as a labourer in Tod & MacGregor shipyards, as a forewoman navvy at the Jordanhill Brickworks and latterly as a farm worker at Anniesland. Big Rachel was sworn in as a special constable during the Partick riots in August 1875.’
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby banjo » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:49 pm

ha,get that statue built now i say.....if theres enough granite to go round.
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby pingu » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:55 am

how long before that pic appears in the "would ye" thread i wonder ::):
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby The Egg Man » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:27 pm

The Egg Man wrote:
spaceshuttle wrote:Mary Barbour who was involved in the Glasgow Rent Strikes would make one interesting subject I think.



Maria Fyfe fancies a statue to Mary Barbour

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/features/ ... n.20429349


There is a Remember Mary Barbour Association meeting at the Pearce Institute in Govan on Wednesday 12th Nov at 7pm. It is an open meeting for all so please feel free to come along and get an update on the campaign.
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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby jock78 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:32 pm

I must add Agnes Macklehose born Agnes Craig in the Saltmarket.

She was immortalized by Robert Burns in the song 'Ae Fond Kiss' Just about the best love song I have ever heard.
This love may have been unrequited but her maid may have given him a son?

He called her Clarinda and she him, Silvander although she is referred to as Nancy in the song.

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Re: Famous women of Glasgow

Postby banjo » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:55 pm

mrs McIver of the barras,
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