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GCU Food for Thought: Virtual Tour of WW2 Glasgow

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Windsor Community Hall

1 Windsor Street

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G20 7NA

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Food for Thought is a partnership between Queens Cross Housing Association and Glasgow Caledonian University which has been running since 2017. This is the first talk of 2020 and we hope you can join us for some discuss and a hot meal afterwards.

Starting in Maryhill and ending at Glasgow Green, come along and experience a virtual tour of Glasgow in wartime (1939 - 1945). PhD history student Kevin Morrison from GCU Glasgow School for Business and Society will guide you through the wartime streets, squares and parks of Glasgow City Centre.

Kevin will share with you what exciting information he has uncovered about Glasgow’s buildings, open spaces, networks and the people who experienced Glasgow’s darkest hour. Far from dark, behind the black-out curtains and blinds Glaswegians organised air raid precautions from nerve centres, danced the jitterbug under bright lights, organised billets for tired servicemen and women and Allied troops, and reported blackout infringements.

Based on material from Glasgow’s archival centres, this guided tour will provide accounts of the wartime civilians who lived and engaged with the cityscape in wartime.

Queens Cross Housing Association tenants and members of the community are welcome to attend.

Please email Susan at GCU (susan.grant@gcu.ac.uk) if you have any questions or you can call QCHA Regeneration Team on 0141 589 7435.

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