Maryhill Video

I’m taking a short break from blogging about our Wyoming road trip to tell you about the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards which recognise the work of voluntary groups and individuals in protecting and celebrating Scotland’s built heritage. One of the organisations I volunteer for, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, was up for an award and four of us attended the ceremony last night. We didn’t win our category (though got a certificate of commendation) but we saw ourselves on a great big screen and the Trust gets to use the short promotional film that was made. I don’t have a speaking part, but I’m there in full tour-guide mode and you can see I’m very good at pointing….


36 thoughts on “Maryhill Video

  1. In Becky's Head October 19, 2016 / 19:25

    Congratulations! You must be so proud to have been involved in such a wonderful project. Top class pointing, of course. 🙂

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  2. Liesbet October 19, 2016 / 21:52

    The pointing is very effective, but your lips seem to be doing a good job as well, sharing facts and information about this special place. 🙂 Well done, volunteers, to preserve this historic and meaningful building.

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  3. BuntyMcC October 19, 2016 / 23:35

    Congratulations. Heritage work can be so un-recognized. (My internet is so slow I can’t watch vimeos.)

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    • Anabel Marsh October 20, 2016 / 07:48

      Thank you! These are great awards, it was fascinating to see the videos for all the other nominees and to find out what they had achieved.


  4. Su Leslie October 20, 2016 / 00:17

    Congratulations. It’s really good to see heritage preservation being acknowledged. 🙂

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  5. Birgit October 20, 2016 / 03:23

    You are a movie star:) This is great that you got noticed for all the work you all have done and continue to do. It’s great and I wish we had more like that here.

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    • Anabel Marsh October 20, 2016 / 08:07

      Yay – a movie star! Hollywood beckons – or not.


  6. Candia October 20, 2016 / 08:10

    I wonder if there are records there of the Dixon industrialists, or John Dickson, as I see stained glass panels to industry? Just a thought….

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      • Candia October 20, 2016 / 11:11

        Yes, Annabel. John Dickson (sic) was Wm Dixon of Govanhill’s uncle. He leased a colliery in Knightswood before he became a glassworks owner in Dumbarton. He had a farm at one time, n of Anniesland, where I think the vet school is now- towards Canniesburn Toll. If there was glassmaking in Maryhill, he may well have had a finger in the pie.
        The back road from Milngavie to Glasgow is via Maryhill. I know because 30 plus years ago I used to get French patisserie there!

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        • Anabel Marsh October 20, 2016 / 12:26

          There were several glass makers in Maryhill so you could be right. I don’t think of Maryhill as a French patisserie place!

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          • Candia October 20, 2016 / 12:36

            Sorry, I mis-spelled your name…
            Yes, it was a happy and perhaps brief French incursion, though there used to be a good French restaurant on Park Circus in these days- complete with cliched accordionist! The patisserie was right on the main road at a big junction.-on the right if you were heading towards Glasgow and near the ‘Broo’ Ha, no one on WordPress will know what that is!

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            • Anabel Marsh October 20, 2016 / 17:01

              I think I remember that restaurant. Don’t worry about the name. I’m used to it!


  7. hilarymb October 20, 2016 / 17:09

    Hi Anabel – well done … and I did enjoy seeing the video …

    Maryhill Burgh Halls site … is a good one … the blog could be added to now you’ve restored the building … and Wiki could have a link back to the Maryhill Burgh Halls site … Now you’ve helped restore it … it’d be great if it could get a little more exposure …

    Cheers HIlary

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    • Anabel Marsh October 20, 2016 / 17:21

      Thanks Hilary – very useful comment. You are right, the Maryhill entry on Wikipedia is out of date. Must look into that…..


  8. Fife Photos and Art October 21, 2016 / 01:05

    That is fantastic Anabel, Scotland needs more people such as yourself and your fellow Trust members. We seem to lose far too many of our historic buildings, and what you have achieved at Maryhill Burgh Halls is a credit not just to yourselves but to Glasgow as a whole!!!! BTW you also did a fantastic job of laying out those chairs to absolute perfection! LOL! 🙂 🙂


  9. Marcia Strykowski October 21, 2016 / 22:21

    This film came out wonderful and it’s such fun to see you in it! Looks like you’re doing an excellent job sharing your knowledge. Thanks for sharing this with us!


  10. BeckyB October 22, 2016 / 13:17

    Congratulations . . . . . clearly I am going to need quite a few days in Glasgow when I finally visit 🙂
    PS You are clearly a fabulous docent as spotted you doing lots more than point!


  11. ms6282 November 2, 2016 / 17:32

    Film star! ⭐️🎬
    I like the stained glass of industrial processes


    • Anabel Marsh November 2, 2016 / 19:47

      Thank you! The stained glass is brilliant – unusual to show ordinary working people.


      • ms6282 November 2, 2016 / 22:09

        It is. And good to see it too.
        I did a bit of googling and found some detailed information on the original stained glass.

        “The stained glass was removed from the building in 1963, and has been in the care of Glasgow Museums ever since. The refurbishment and re-opening of the building in 2012 has allowed 11 of the original panels to be returned to their original location in the Main Hall”

        Would be good if it was all returned to its rightful place I guess


        • Anabel Marsh November 2, 2016 / 23:01

          Well, it’s actually deliberate. The Halls don’t have museum conditions so the idea is they will be swapped over every few years. This protects them to some degree and also means that if one building were to go on fire or something there would still be some of them left. We have a set of miniatures which shows them altogether and 10 modern panels which were commissioned for the reopening and fill the space. It’s a very fine building!

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          • ms6282 November 5, 2016 / 12:38

            Yes, it’s important that they’re preserved. So the policy seems like a good balance between conservation and making them available for people to see.

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