Mearns History Group

Meetings are held in the Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, G77 6BB at 7.30pm.

www.mearnshistory.org.uk

2016-2017

Meetings held on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns, G77 6BB

2016

6th September     “The History of the City of Glasgow Police”

The oldest police force in the UK.

Alastair Dinsmore

4th October     “The Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms”

The oldest heraldic court in the world still in operation.

The Lord Lyon – Dr John Morrow

1st November     “From Cannon to Steam Propulsion”

The origins of Clyde Engineering.

Professor Michael Moss

15th November     Film Night:”San Demetrio” (members only**)

The true story of the MV San Demetrio, torpedoed in Atlantic Convoy HX-84. One of the few films to recognise the bravery of the UK Merchant Navy.

6th December     “Local Boys made Good”

The Story of James and Robert Couper

Jean McDonald

 

2017

4th January    ** “A Saunter through the South Side”

A new film featuring Cathcart and Langside

Tom & Josette Marchant

**Please note this meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th January

17th January     Film Night : “Local Hero” (members only**)

Set in the 1980s during a period of controversy over North Sea drilling.

7th February     “Gathering the Voices”

The story of Martin Ansbach of Leuterhausen

Stephen Anson

7th March     “The Life of Keir Hardie”

The man who broke the mould of British politics

Stanley Sarsfield

21st March     Film Night :  “Mrs Brown” (members only**)

The story of Queen Victoras’s alter ego.

4th April    * “HMS Hood:the world’s largest warship”

The mighty Hood:pride of the Royal Navy’

Colin Mackay

* This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.

June     MHG outing – Date and venue to be confirmed.

**Please note that due to licensing restrictions film nights have to be restricted to members only.

 

 

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