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Glasgow 800

A poster advertising Glasgow 800, the festival held in May 1975 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the granting of Glasgow's burgh charter in 1175. The poster incorporates the fish, bell, bird and tree from Glasgow's coat of arms.

The festival was billed as the "greatest celebration the city has ever seen." Events included a Lord Provost's Procession, a Highland Gathering at Scotstoun and a "Song for Glasgow" contest sponsored by the Evening Times newspaper.

Reference: D-IB 92/1

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

Keywords:
advertisements, bells, birds, burgh charters, coats of arms, Evening Times, festivals, fish, Glasgow 800, Highland Gatherings, Lord Provost's Processions, newspapers, posters, Song for Glasgow, trees



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