As many of you know, I’m a big enthusiast for women’s history and at this time of year I would normally be leading groups on heritage walks for both Glasgow Women’s Library and Maryhill Halls. At GWL we’ve been trying to think of ways to take the walks online, and this week I led our first ever Twitter “walk”! Even if you’re not on Twitter, you can follow it by clicking on the tweet below.
Hi, I’m @AnabelMarsh, one of GWL’s Women’s History tour guides. We can’t take you on any walks at the moment, so I’ve created a virtual one combining my favourite stops from our West End Walk and Suffragette City West Trail. Let’s begin at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery 1/16 pic.twitter.com/kHE9ri9i4o
— Glasgow Women’s Library (@womenslibrary) June 9, 2020
We’re also inviting everyone to look out for representations of women in their own areas all over the world. Can you think of any statues, buildings, plaques, murals, paintings, graffiti, or street names in your area? My fellow guide, Joy Charnley, has written a blog post with some ideas which you can access from the first tweet below.
Turning a walk into a @womenslibrary herstory treasure hunt are these gateposts from North Kelvinside School. The school was demolished and replaced with housing about 20 years ago, but the gateposts marked Girls (and Boys) remain. #WomenMakeHistory pic.twitter.com/BgoVTos6Mr
— Anabel Marsh 🏴 (@AnabelMarsh) June 10, 2020
If you’re on Twitter and / or Instagram, post your findings and tag them with @womenslibrary and #WomenMakeHistory. I’ll be adding contributions to my Twitter feed daily, or as often as I can think of something – it could be as prosaic as a gatepost, as you can see in the second tweet above. It would be great if some of you could join me!