30 years is a huge milestone! We'd like to thank everyone who has opened buildings, guided walks, given talks or hosted events over the last 30 years. To celebrate this achievement we have curated a special series of events. Come join us!
Graham Campbell Walks Cllr Graham Campbell of African Caribbean Cultures Glasgow conducts three strands ‘Sugar Princes, Cotton Kings and Tobacco Lords’ through the City Centre to explore the neglected history of the contribution of enslaved African Caribbean people to the wealth and development of Glasgow.
Using the information from Dr Stephen Mullen’s 2007 book It Wisnae Us: The Truth about Glasgow And Slavery and excerpts from the 2014 street theatre Emancipation Actswhich was written and directed by Alan McKendrick and co-produced by Anne McLaughlin and Graham Campbell through Glasgow Life with Jean Cameron.
Roger Guthrie Walks
Roger Guthrie of the Alexander Thomson Society has been a walk leader at GDODF since the beginning. We are very proud to add these 3 walks to the programme.
Crosshill Sir Joseph Paxton designed Queens Park with a surrounding area of villas. As built, the area has villas, tenements and schools, many designed by Glasgow architects. Dennistoun Alexander Dennistoun commissioned a grand design from James Salmon for a new middle class suburb. However, as the 19th century ended, pressure to house Glasgow's influx of workers forced higher population density, creating the community's extraordinary variety. Walmer Crescent Alexander Thomson's achievements included the creation of some of Glasgow's most remarkable housing. Walmer Crescent is a rare survivor of grandeur in an unexpected setting.
Last year's poster building, Trinity House will be open again for limited tours.
Built during the 1850's, Trinity House was once a training college for Scotland's Ministers. This stunning landmark building represents the power and influence once possessed by the Free Kirk. Climb the tower for views over the West End.
Bookings open online September 1st at 10am. Don't miss out!