In the ‘Show and Tell’ session, we heard some members talk about documents they are using for research. We learned about the level of biographical detail found in Glasgow’s Poor Law records; school records relating to pupils who served in the armed forces during WWI; the significance of a medieval city seal bearing the attributes of St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint (tree, fish, bell, ring); and the usefulness of the ledgers belonging to the Glasgow music printers Bayley & Fergusson.
Our research theme for the coming year is ‘Cultural Communities’. Proposed topics include, historical and antiquarian societies; the 150th anniversary of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; music publishers; literary clubs; schools; arts centres; the Tramways Orchestra. Members will present their research at the next workshop in May. Their work will be displayed on an interactive map to be launched later this year.