Napier Drive to the Graving Docks

Clydeside PromenadeLength : 9 Minutes 8 Seconds

As we pass old tenement buildings we find evidence of the changing conditions in social housing in Glasgow.

During the First World War, as local men went off to fight, an influx of Irish and Highland workers increased Govan’s population from nine thousand to around seventy thousand. Conditions suffered accordingly.

Dr t s Beall of the ‘Strong Women of the Clydeside’ project describes how one woman’s actions would bring improvements for working people in a campaign that spread from Glasgow across Europe.

Listen for the little-known story of how John Lennon and Yoko Lennon supported the later UCS work-in with both cash and a floral tribute: the red roses.