The Govanhill People’s History Project began from a realisation that, although there is much talk and much has been written in the press and social media about its modern urban problems, there is very little to be found about its rich past and the voices of its residents are not always heard. This project is about correcting that.
The launch of the website, listening trail and accompanying booklet is only the beginning. We hope it generates more stories and projects celebrating the past, present and future of one of the most stimulating neighbourhoods in Scotland
We owe a special thanks to the volunteers who gave their time to find and interview local people for this project. They demonstrated great skill and dedication: They are Marzanna Antoniak, Jane Baker, Annie Bowyer, Paul Choi, Evin Downey, Robert (Sandy) Dziewialtowski, Arifa Farooq, Gerry Hurrel, Rachel Kelly, Shahid Khan, Janet MacDonald, Jim McGregor, Angela McHugh, Martin Mellon, Michal Merika, Tim Mitchell, Michael Morris, Memmona Saeed
The History, Listening Trail and audios would not have been possible without the enthusiastic response from about 150 residents, former residents and others with a connection to Govanhill and Crosshill. They are: Darina Ambrozyova. Shkoor Anwar, Naeem Ahmad Azeemi, Jane Baker, Ralph Balarsky, Tomas & Daniela Bisek, Gordon Black, Michael Blair, Annie Bowyer, Bridie Boyle, Catherine Burnett, Lorna Cairns, John Cavanagh, Jessie Chalmers, Lillian & Michael Corbett, Lisa Helen Craig, Peter Crkon, Miro Cuba, Natalie Cunnell, Kathryn Currall, Ann Dickson, Sandy Dziewialtowsk, Lyn Ewing, Robert & Wilma Farrell, Rose Fishback, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Gerry Fleming, Jeanette Foggo, Stanley Foster, Margaret Gallagher, Rita Gallagher, John Gilfillan, Pawel Glowienka, Nadine Gorenay, Isabel Gray, Anna Griffiths, Simon Harlow, Valentyn Horvath, Mhairi Hunter, Susan Hunter, Bill Johnstone, Harvey Kaplan, Tina Kenzie, Kate Keter, Dalibor Kudrac, Donald Lawrie, Anne Lear, Archie &Teresa Linich, Karl Linich, Iain MacInnes, Betty Mackie, Helen Macleod, Ronnie Mason, Olive & Derek Maley, Daniel Martin, Shoma & Paul Mazumder, Paul McCormack, Brian McGuiness, Margaret McGuiness, Grace McIntyre, Chrissie McKenna, Irene McLellan, Mary McMahon, Anne McManus, Gavin McNae, Ian Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Zamirah Moffat, Keith Moore-Milne, Derek Morrison, Steven Niblock, Jenna Niblock, Marion Nisbet, Maria Novotna, Frank O’Neill, Betty Painter, Fiona Pediani, Yousef Prasad, Maria Prokopova, Billy Quinn, AliceRafferty, Jagjit Rakhra, Moyra Robertson, Michael Rodgers, Maureen Russell, Dominque Salah, Sarah Sanaghan, Sam & Del Saxby, Caroline Scott, Sahilla Shamim, Anwar Shkoor, Soryia Siddique, Silvana Sinclair, Eddy Steele, St Brides Pupil Council, Maria Smith, Cecily Smith, Nicola Sturgeon, Maria Svitkova, John Sweeney, James Sweeney,Mieczyslaw Sylwester, Alan Tanner, Rita Trotter, Jaqueline Urquhart, Tomas Uruba, Fatima Uygun, George Verrecchia, Paula verrechia, Kenny Williamson, Bill Wilson,Darren Wilson, Lorna Wilson, Linda Winters, Carol Wiseman, Inga Zaiceva
Andrea Gillsepie, Ghazala Hakeem, Shahan Khaliq,Crawford McGuigin,Kumkum Nayyar,Tabassum Niamat,Lucie Potter,Rhoda Yarmahmoudi, David Zabiega