Ring- a- ding! It’s nearly Spring
But, before we relate the story of Glasgow’s famous bell, -one of St Mungo’s 4 attributed symbols on its coat of arms- here are next week’s suggested FREE walks. We beat the weather this week, but please always check into Walking Glasgow Facebook page for updates.
Sat 25th-Clyde Bridges and buildings walk, out to Glasgow Green & Peoples Palace
Mon 27th- The Buchanan Fifty. Architectural gems of buildings, arcades, subway tearooms, Victorian toilets & even a lighthouse!
Tues 28th-Tobacco Lords/ Merchant city- learn about Glasgow’s involvement & more.
Tues 28th- Afternoon hour, Glw's forgotten village of Grahamston Thurs 2nd- Medieval /Victorian Glasgow. Trongate, High St, Cathedral to Necropolis.
Sun 5th= Clyde Bridges, as above. 11am-1pm.
As before, please advise if wishing to join any/all walks and though definitely FREE, any small contribution to the RNLI, would be gratefully passed on. I am fundraising again this year for them.
Meet points are;
Sat- Bells Bridge, north side of Clyde at SECC /Hydro. 10am-12.
Mon-Buchanan St, outside Concert Hall, Dewar statue side. 12-1.30pm
Tues- Outside Bank of Scot, St Enoch Square,11-1pm(T/L) & 2.30-3.30 for Grahamston.
Thurs- As above. 10-12 for medieval walk.
Sun-Bells Bridge, north side of Clyde at SECC /Hydro. 11am-1pm
Finally, the bell that never rang, is one story less explicitly linked to St Mungo. It is thought that the bell in question may have been given to the saint by the Pope. By the 15th century, the hand bell had become synonymous with the city of Glasgow. Following this legend, in 1450, John Stewart, known as the first provost of Glasgow, left a bell ring out for his soul. The replacement bell, purchased in 1641, remains on display in the city.
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