Complementing the improvements taking place to the streets and spaces at the Pearce Institute and the entrance to Govan Old, the Govan War Memorial has undergone conservation repair. Works to clean the bronze plaque, repoint the memorial, realign the lion topped column and carry out a very gentle clean took place in the summer of 2019.
Amazing News – Govan Reminiscence Group found a copy of the original Govan Roll of Honour! Against all the odds they tracked down a copy through a descendant of one of the original War Memorial Committee members and the help of Sheila Lawson, the owner of a croft on Skye where the documents were discovered. A copy was transcribed, replaced in the copper casket and reburied in the Govan War Memorial on Tuesday 15th October 2019.
The full story of the Govan Roll of Honour will be told at a public event in 2020. Watch this space for further details…
Timescale: Completed October 2019
Funders: Glasgow City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland
Project Team: Glasgow City Council, Graciela Ainsworth Sculpture Conservation, Fiona Sinclair Architect, MacLay Civil Engineering, AOC Archaeology.