Our walking group took a trip to Govan last week to visit the Fairfield Heritage Centre. Set in the recently restored Fairfield Shipbuilding Offices, the museum holds a collection of interesting pieces that pay tribute to the history of shipbuilding on the Clyde.
The group, who were given a guided tour by a very helpful woman called Flora, were also lucky to catch the display of proposed designs for a sculpture of Mary Barbour. Barbour, a political activist, was a resident of Govan and the main organiser of the women of Govan who took part in the rent strikes of 1915.
After the tour, the group walked back towards the city centre, some taking the bus part of the way and the others walking all the way along the Clydeside in the splendid sunshine.
Fairfield Heritage Centre is open Monday to Friday, between 1pm and 4pm.
For more information visit http://www.fairfieldgovan.co.uk/heritage/