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Govan Clarion Cycling Club

The Govan Clarion Cycling Club c 1910.

The Clarion newspaper was founded in 1891 by Robert Blatchford, a Manchester-based journalist and socialist. The weekly left-wing publication became very sucessful and inspired readers to create their own network of leisure clubs and facilities, such as socialist holiday camps, camera clubs, choirs and a national network of cycling clubs for like-minded socialists. Some members of the Clarion Cycling Clubs went a stage further, setting up the Clarion Scouts to tour villages and towns spreading the socialist message by distributing leaflets and making public speeches.

Reference: 311.86.251

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
bicycles, children, Clarion cycling clubs, Clarion Scouts, cottages, cyclists, Govan Clarion Cycling Club, newspapers, socialism, socialists, women



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