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Govan, 1848

Mitchell Library, Thomas Fairbairn

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Govan, 1848

Thomas Fairbairn's view of thatched cottages around "Kittle Corner" on Harmony Row in Govan, from the south-east, 1848. According to local historian T C F Brotchie, the weavers who lived here were famous for the crops of gooseberries they grew in their gardens. At weekends, people would walk from as far away as Glasgow for a taste of Govan "grozets".

The spire in the background is that of Govan Old Parish Church, which had been rebuilt in 1826.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC 914.14353 FAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
cattle, church spires, churches, gardens, gooseberries, Govan Old Parish Church, grozets, market gardening, thatched cottages, weavers, women



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