WELCOME TO SHETTLESTON NEW HERITAGE
ABOUT THE SHETTLESTON NEW HERITAGE PROJECT
As part of an extensive conservation programme in Shettleston New Church of Scotland a grant was given by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A component of the grant is the development of a heritage project involving the church and the Shettleston Area in the east end of Glasgow. This website will be built up over time and form a lasting legacy of the project.
From mid 2017 the project group held a number of Heritage events. These have included a heritage conversation with eminent Professor John Hume, who was instrumental in setting up many heritage organisations as well as writing reference books on Glasgow’s Industrial Heritage. He was joined by Niall Murphy, a conservation architect with Glasgow City Heritage Trust and there was a lively discussion on the architecture and significance of the church. Other events showcased the work that had been carried out in researching the history and architecture of the church, reviewing hundred year old church records and hearing the stories of the people of Shettleston.
The final event was held on 19 May 2018, when around a hundred people gathered to see the banners, photographs and displays of memorabilia. On the day the Shettleston Community Choir performed and Agnes Dick played the magnificent church organ. The photographs and short videos below give a flavour of the occasion.
You can download the Shettleston New Heritage Leaflet here
(two sided and four fold design)
Shettleston New Heritage Day 2019
Following the success of the 2018 event, it was agreed that a further Heritage Day be held in 2019. The theme was the years 1950-1970, with organisations and individuals bringing memorabilia from the eras. Books and photographs were on display and memories of the time were shared by many who attended. Also on show was a selection of wedding photographs from 1950-1970 which were provided by members of the Shettleston New Church congregation. Music from the time was provided by the Shettleston Community Choir and an organ recital by Agnes Dick.
Photographs taken at the event can be seen below.
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