15 September 2018 (Sat 15th, 2pm; 120 minutes)
Hear stories of feisty activists, radical change-makers, weavers and witches on this fascinating guided women’s heritage walk to the heart of Glasgow’s East End.
The women of the East End have always had to be resourceful and industrious simply to survive. This walking tour focuses on some of their achievements and struggles, and the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them. Learn about the women of the Templeton carpet factory, the suffragettes, the brazen women of Glasgow Green, Battling Betty, the woman who set up the Barras and many, many more! Beginning and ending at the unique Glasgow Women’s Library this is a wonderful opportunity to discover the hidden histories of Glasgow’s women.
Limited parking in Bridgeton area, please note on street parking is available but priority for local residents. GWL have bike storage available to visitors, please ask inside the library.
Accessibility: The majority of the route is on wide even pavements by main roads, or flat paths through Glasgow Green. The walk is at a gentle pace and a flat route, led by GWL tour guides with stops all along the way to find out about women's heritage in the East End.
The walking tour starts and ends at GWL where there are toilets, wheelchair accessible toilets, and seating.
Doors Open Day September 2018:
Please note that this is a popular walk and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Sat 15th, 2pm; 120 minutes
Booking not required
Meeting point: Glasgow Women's Library Front of House desk