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In a two-hour walk around the park I heard at least 12 different birds. On my walk around I made lots of small recordings, stitched together into a five-minute audio track. Listen with headphones to really immerse yourself in the sounds of the outdoors.
Did you know that around 73% of Glasgow residents people live in tenements? Or that the oldest is in the East End and dates from 1771? Glasgow’s tenements are famous throughout the world, but there is probably one city whose tenements are even more well-known: New York!
We’re looking at what kinds of furry and feathered friends Edwardian people kept in their homes. A lot of us have been finding out just how important animals are during lockdown but what would people 100 years ago have kept in their houses?
We also have information about how to recognise some common bird sounds which you can listen out for wherever you are! You don’t need to go anywhere special to hear them. Just open your window and have a good listen!
You have probably heard of the magician Harry Houdini, but did you know that another star of the Edwardian magic scene lived in Shawlands? Her name was Etta Travers, otherwise known as ‘Vonetta’.
And, have you ever tried magic before? Have you ever wondered what it takes to perform a magic trick? Well, look no further! Here are a couple of tricks you can try from home with very few materials.
Women had a difficult time exercising in the Edwardian era, mainly because men in power didn’t know how to deal with them! They were only really allowed to exercise if it helped them to become more ‘ladylike’ and elegant. So what did Edwardian exercise look like?
Discover Our Heritage and Bake with an Edwardian Recipe!
We are very proud of our Baths building, a beautiful example of Edwardian architecture. Did you know that Govanhill has kept more of its Victorian and Edwardian tenements than any other part of the city? This means that many of our homes are doorways into the past.
Also, the first users of Govanhill Baths lived through uncertain times, in the middle of the First World War. Food was also in short supply, so people had to make do with what they had. Why don’t you have a go at this Edwardian cake recipe?