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  1. 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...
  2. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html Fascinating site that gives you a different slant on historical events through the words of eye wtinesses, etc
  3. 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'
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