Resurrecting and Preserving History
The Southern Necropolis was opened in 1840 and is the final resting place of over 250,000 contributors to the unique historical jig-saw of the history of Glasgow (and beyond). Our recent Friends of Southern Necropolis "Resurrecting & Preserving History Project" has given us the opportunity to link up with local primary schools, and deliver a set of unique educational sessions that cover various aspects of the curriculum. We have introduced the pupils to the history and characters of the cemetery, the various monuments and their inscriptions, and included on site visits for a History Walk and Litter Pick to promote the environmental importance of the Southern Necropolis. Through the Project we have also promoted and raised the profile of the cemetery via visits to local libraries, community/history groups, and regular tours for visitors interested in the heritage trail within the three sections. We are also continuing to research and help record various historical archives preserving the story of the Southern Necropolis. Our recent Heritage Lottery funding received last September 2017, runs out at the end of May and we would really appreciate any support towards carrying out the project for another year. Thanks Colin+ Read More
Recently held two educational visits to the Southern Necropolis, where both classes took part in a History Walk and Litter Pick. Throughout the visit the pupils were introduced to various characters and their monuments, and asked questions relating to their lives and achievements.