Our presence in a historic listed building is a pointer to the importance of heritage in
Lambhill. The History & Heritage Group meets on Tuesdays at 2:00pm in our Heritage Room.
Anyone interested in the history of Lambhill and its people or wanting to learn more should
get in touch.
The group organises site visits and field trips and trains volunteers in museum and
documentary research. We also contribute to Lambhill Stables Open Days and Glasgow’s
Doors Open Days. New volunteers would be very welcome. But you can also come just to
contribute your stories and memories, or just sit and enjoy the patter over a cup of tea and a
biscuit. If you have pictures of places or people you want to identify and we can’t identify
them, we can put them up on our website and ask our followers if they can help.
Our recent Coal, Cottages and Canals project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in
partnership with Glasgow Museums and Northlight Heritage, has allowed the group to amass
a vast body of knowledge about life in Lambhill particularly over the last 250 years which we
are in process of organising to form a database which will be an information source
accessible to all. As part of the project we created an exhibition illustrating the life of the
mining communities along the sides of the canal. We are currently showing the exhibition
throughout the building.
We worked with the National Theatre of Scotland on their latest large-scale theatre project,
Submarine Time Machine, which took place along the canal at Applecross. Several members
of our History & Heritage Group were part of the community cast in June 2017. We will be
contributing to another project in November 2018 commemorating the community spirit of
mining communities in the underground area of Central Station.
Besides working in the Stables building, we go out to schools, give lectures to various groups
and are prepared to extend our activities wherever there is demand. A possible future project
might be working with dementia patients recording their early memories while contributing
to their sense of well-being.
Get in touch with our Heritage Co-ordinator, Carol Primrose firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 0141 945 4100 to find out more.
There's lots to do at Lambhill Stables, and below are just some of the activities we have available. Get Involved!