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Open-air gymnasium

The open-air gymnasium on Glasgow Green, c 1900.

The gymnasium was gifted in 1860 by Mr D G Flemming, a Manchester-based merchant who was originally from Glasgow. It was situated near the Humane Society House. Other activities such as boxing often took place nearby.

Reference: TEMP.2039.86

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
boxing, boys, children, exercise, Glasgow Green, open-air gymnasia, open-air gymnasiums, parks, physical fitness



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