In June, Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative took a day out to celebrate what’s best about Govan’s heritage and to share its investment plans with local residents. Over two hundred people enjoyed the event. Archive film footage of Old Govan, which was screened in the Govan and Linthouse Church Hall, proved to be the star attraction on the day. Locals fondly reminisced over scenes from the Pearce Institute, Fairfield Shipyard and the sight of famous James Bond actor, Sean Connery, travelling up Govan Road on a corpy bus! People also took part in activities themed around the idea of conservation: wood carving, felting and weaving, and traditional sign writing; and the kids (and their grannies!) enjoyed traditional children’s games and a bouncy castle out in the square at Govan Cross. In amongst the tea, coffee and fabulous home baking we also had time to show a short film about the exciting work of Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative and what it means to live in and look after a conservation area.
If you are interested in the activities that took place on our heritage day, then there are many exciting projects and events starting in 2012 aimed at getting people more involved in the regeneration process. There will be a big variety on offer including reminiscence, photography, history and ceramics projects, projects that promote traditional building maintenance and repair techniques, as well as masterclasses and lectures. For full details visit our Get Involved page at www. getintogovan.com. You can also keep in touch with events by signing up to our email newsletter.