Mearns History Group Meeting

Join the Mearns History Group for their monthly meeting where a guest speaker will give an illustrated presentation!

When, Where & How Much...

Next Date: 09 January 2018
Future Dates: 06 February 2018
06 March 2018
plus 1 more dates, see below for more
Time(s): 7.30pm
Where: Fairweather Hall
Fairweather Hall Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns G77 6BB
Price: Annual membership £10 / Visitors to individual meetings £2

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About Mearns History Group Meeting

Mearns History Group was founded in 1999 for people interested in Newton Mearns, its history and heritage. We meet monthly when guest speakers give illustrated presentations on a variety of topics.

Meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month from September to April in the Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, G77 6BB, at 7.30 p.m. Please note that that the first meeting in 2018 will be held on Tuesday, 9th January due to public holidays.

The Fairweather Hall is adjacent to the Avenue Shopping Centre and is well placed for public transport and parking facilities. The Hall has an excellent screen and a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.

In addition to our monthly meetings we hold three film nights each session when films reflecting Scottish history and culture are shown. However, due to due to our licence restrictions, we regret that our film nights are restricted to members only.

The annual subscription to the Group is £10.00. Guests are welcome to attend an individual meeting for a fee of £2.00.

For further information, please contact the Group Secretary, Ian Morton Tel: 0141 577 5904. Alternatively, you may wish to look at our website www.mearnshistory.org.uk which contains the 2016-2017 syllabus in addition to information about our heritage. Membership applications can be downloaded from the website.

We look forward to welcoming you and are confident you will find our meetings friendly and of interest.

2017/18 Syllabus


5th September: “Alexander the Greek” Iain McGillivray
The bicentenary of internationally acclaimed architect, Alexander Thomson, focusing in particular on his work in the Glasgow area.

3rd October: “From Dobbies’ Loan to Great Western Road” Eileen Ross
The history of Royal Gartnavel Hospital and its predecessors.

7th November: “Glasgow: Mapping the City” John Moore
Glasgow’s changing geography from the 1500s to present day.

21st November: Film Night (members only): “Sunset Song” (2015)
Based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon's 1932 a novel about rural Scotland before WW1.

5th December: “Made from Textiles: the story of Rouken Glen & Thornliebank”
A film by Tom & Josette Marchant

9th January: “Footprints in the Park” Joy Blair
The story of the owners of Rouken Glen House and Estate.

23rd January: Film Night (members only): “Heavenly Pursuits” (1986)
An uplifting comedy film starring Tom Conti, Helen Mirren & David Hayman.

6th February: “Forensic Science” Patricia Strahorn
An insight into Forensic Biology and the reality of CSI Glasgow.

6th March: “Fleapits & Palaces” Gary Painter
A Trip Round the World via Scottish Cinema Architecture with emphasis on Glasgow.

20th March: Film Night (members only): “The Spy in Black” (1939)
A Powell & Pressburger WW1 film set in Orkney Isles.

3rd April: “Douglas, 14th Duke of Hamilton” Ostap Melnick
Scottish nobleman, amateur boxer, aviator & politician.
This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.

Additional Dates: 06 February 2018, 06 March 2018, 03 April 2018

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Mearns History Group Meeting are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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