Govan from Above!

December 12, 2012


Our partner organisation Govan Reminiscence Group will celebrate their 25th anniversary next year. The group meet regularly to discuss their lives in Govan, both past and present.


Brian Wilkinson from RCAHMS (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland) recently met the Reminiscence Group in the hope of working together on a future project.



Brian is the Activity Officer for a project named Britain from Above. The project is aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection, those dating from 1919 to 1953. Once conserved, they are scanned into digital format and made available on a website for the public to see. The website launched with the first 10,000 images but as they currently have little information about the details in the images, the website provides the opportunity to share and record your memories and knowledge about the places shown in the collection.


As a number of the images related to Fairfield and Govan, Brian asked the Reminiscence Group whether they would like to be involved in making a film of the group talking about the images, and the stories behind them. The Group are happy to be involved and the project will begin next year.


Watch this space in the New Year for more updates.


More information is available at the Britain from Above Website –

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