Housing History Afternoon: Inverclyde

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Our Housing History Afternoon: Inverclyde took place on 30th May- though our new Travelling Micro Museum and Exhibition were in place for two weeks, on their first ever outing. This entirely free event was held at the Inverclyde Heritage Hub, Greenock, on 30th May 2018, and ran as an afternoon on researching post-war housing histories. During the afternoon there was a talk by architectural historian Diane Watters of Historic Environment Scotland, who gave an overview of the national and local history and archives of post-war housing. Vincent Gillen, Social History Curator at Inverclyde Heritage Hub, also offered a talk about the architectural history of Inverclyde, and both before and after the talks representatives of the IHH were on hand to showcase some of their archive images and materials. In addition, the event featured for the first time an exhibition on the history of tower blocks, part of which included a pop-up Museum Box with content to view and handle, including a tablet and digital scanner for people to be able to add their comments to our database, and photographs to our collection. The box was also filled with items from Miles Glendinning’s personal archive, including photographs, newspaper articles, letters, reports, and other ephemera. This material was selected specifically for the event, and related specifically to the Inverclyde area including Greenock, Port Glasgow, and Gourock.
Period28 May 20184 Jun 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationGreenock, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional