Time Travel through Elder Park!

With Doors Open Days going digital this year, we thought it was a good time to introduce the Elder Park Digital Timeline! Why not click the link, and take a trip through years gone by in Govan’s green space?

Is there something missing? The timeline will evolve, improve, and grow throughout the Mrs Elder’s Glorious Gift project (2020 – 2021). If you think something should be added, or changed, please get in touch at or via Facebook.

If you would like to get involved in research for the timeline (What kind of llama was in Elder Park? Where did the bandstand go? Why is there another Elder Park with the same bandstand in Australia?) then we would love to hear from you. If you’d like to know how to create a timeline like this yourself for free, then we’d be very happy to show you.

We’ll also be working on some other things, which will only be made better with your involvement. Of course, things are tricky with social distancing, but we can find a way!

One of the next things we will be working on is a Map of Memories. What do you remember about your time spent in Elder Park? Are you a true Govan Knight? Did you fish for baggy minnows? Were you a paddle boat person or a pedal boat person?
Do you have any precious photos from time spent in the park with friends or family? Again, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch using the contact details above.