Pollokshields Heritage  

Tuesday, 16th November 2021 EMILY MALCOLM
Emily Malcolm is one of the Transport & Technology Curators working for Glasgow Museums' Riverside Museum. She has
developed a special interest in the city's superb ship model collection and led the production and publication of the full history
and catalogue of the collection Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models in 2019.
Glasgow's Ship Models - with a South Side Connection Glasgow Museums has a collection of over 600 ship models - one
of the city's most established and well-loved historic collections. They range from simple shaped designs to display models of
astonishing complexity, and almost every type of vessel, from elegant liners to unadorned dredgers, is represented. Clyde-built
ships were one of Scotland's most significant contributions to the industrial age and almost all the models represent ships built
on the River Clyde from the late eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. The collection as a whole is an internationally
important resource for the study of shipbuilding, as well as a source of inspiration and delight for generations of museum visitors
and model makers.


Tuesday, 18th January 2022 DAN SWEENEY

After a career in education Dan decided to turn his interest to local history. In 2013 he published Shadows of the City, a chronicle
of Glasgow’s lost mansions and houses, followed by Postscript to the Past (2015), Lost Mansions and Houses of Lanarkshire
(2017) and most recently Country, Town and Coast (2020). His next book will focus on Dumfries, Galloway and the Borders. He
was one of the original presenters of the STV Glasgow People’s History Show and has contributed items to the show over the
years.
Lost Grandeur of the Clyde: A Vanished Architectural Heritage The River Clyde from its source near Elvanfoot in the clear
and unpolluted air of the Southern Uplands, through the open and rolling landscape of the orchard country around Lanark and
the rich and fertile farmlands to the north, all the way to the Firth of Clyde, has long proved popular with people of wealth and
substance who built stately homes in scenic and picturesque locations along its banks. The talk will focus on a selection of these
properties, once notable features of the local landscape but now lost to the built environment.


Tuesday, 15th February 2022 VICTORIA ROBB

Victoria Robb, Education Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, has been with NMMS for 5 years and has worked with
schools and community groups in mining areas across Scotland. Recent work includes the successful bid to become the
Midlothian Climate Beacon for COP26.
A Mine of Information Explore Scotland’s rich mining history and heritage as we “mine the past” in this interactive talk.
Focusing on the role of mining in the development of Glasgow, we will travel chronologically through time and view maps,
photographs, and objects from the National Mining Museum Scotland’s Recognised Collection.


Tuesday, 19th April 2022 NAN STEELE

Nan has been associated with Pollok House over the past 30 years both as a member of staff and a volunteer. Over the years
she has fulfilled many roles including past organising and encouraging the volunteers to decorate Pollok House for Christmas,
being responsible for floral arrangements around the house, compiling and in some cases delivering talks for the volunteer
meetings and as an offshoot from that, privately delivering some of these talks to a wide variety of groups both locally and further
afield - including having had the privilege of addressing a group in Newnham College in Cambridge.
Mary Queen of Scots and the Maxwells Mary Queen of Scots’ connections to Scotland and France are well documented but
her association to the area around Pollokshields is much less well known. Nan Steele will explore Mary's extraordinary story,
be it truth, rumour or fiction, and reveal her connection to the Maxwells. In doing so, Nan will cover some of the lesser-known
parts of Mary Queen of Scots’ life in this fascinating talk.

For links to ZOOM, contact Treasurer@pollokshieldsheritage.org.uk for details.

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