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I've always known Glasgow had made money off the back of the slave trade, but thought it was a bit secondary to the English involvement. How wrong can you be! Interesting things I have learnt this week: -The Gallery of Modern Art was originally built as someone's mansion, a rich tobacco lord named William Cunningham. http://www.amostcuriousmurder.com/RoyalExchangeHistory.htm -the Glasgow connection to the slave trade was stronger in the Carribean than the more infamous American plantations. Hence names like the Kingston Bridge, Jamaica Street, etc. -there's a reason I didn'
Saw an episode of 'The People's History Show' recently. On catch-up so wasn't breaking the law! They gave an email for suggestions the show ccould investigate. As I've recently been researching the local history of Dumbarton and its environs I thought I'd send of a couple of subjects and get my 15 minutes of fame! I'm really not that sad but will let you know if anything transpires...