Glasgow Gallivanting: July 2017

Over the last few months, I’ve been taking part in a project at Glasgow Women’s Library to research the women associated with the Belvidere Fever Hospital in the East End of Glasgow around the time of the First World War. There isn’t much detail in the records, so the idea was to use our imaginations to create a series of dramatic monologues around our chosen women. On the 4th of July, this came to fruition with a performance and a book, both called Voices from the Belvidere, bringing to life fascinating stories of laundry maids who ran away, nurses who caught fever after fever, and the rare women doctors who followed their calling against all odds. My contribution was called The Zombie Ward: some day, with more time, I might tell you its story. In the meantime, here’s my protagonist, Nurse Watt, who caught my eye smiling in the centre of the picture above.

Happy birthday to me!

60th birthday in Jasper

My birthday is in July, and 2017 was a big one. 60! I can’t quite believe it. I celebrated on vacation in Canada, and here I am with some of my cards – from the three people who managed to send one in advance, and John who made me stand outside a shop in Canmore, Alberta, while he selected his.

Lake Louise

As I spent most of July in the Canadian Rockies, including Lake Louise as seen above, and I intend to blog much more about that later, it doesn’t leave a great deal of Glasgow Gallivanting to write about. So that’s it for this month – except to say that I hope you’ve had a great July too.

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78 thoughts on “Glasgow Gallivanting: July 2017

  1. Helen C August 25, 2017 / 18:39

    I just read this ;-( Happy Birthday for many days late. I was out of town at that time!
    Enjoy your young life, Anabel.

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  2. cassam101 August 18, 2017 / 09:41

    Happy belated birthday. I had the same milestone as you in July too and celebrated it in Crete.

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    • Anabel Marsh August 18, 2017 / 10:36

      Thank you! I noticed that. Belated happy birthday to you too.

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  3. jazzfeathers August 16, 2017 / 08:51

    Happy belated birthday, Anabel! I’m so sorry I missed this post and yoru birthday.
    But what a beautiful present, a trip to Canada 😉

    And I’m sorry, but you can’t do that! I mean, introducing such interesting theme (women and WWI) and then leave us like that. With nothing. That’s not fair!

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    • Anabel Marsh August 16, 2017 / 10:28

      Thank you! Today I am 60 and 1 month exactly.

      I hope to expand on the Zombie Ward story soon.

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  4. Denzil August 7, 2017 / 11:00

    Happy belated birthday Anabel. May your next decade be full of good health and fun blogs.

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