Norah Neilson Gray

Norah Neilson Gray (1882-1931) was born in Helensburgh. While still a student at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) she exhibited at the Royal Academy, where she continued to show until 1926. She taught fashion design & drawing at the GSA and remained on the staff from 1906 to 1918. In 1910 she established a […]

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Memorial Dedication & Walking Tour

Thank you to everyone who came along to the War Memorial at Cottiers Theatre yesterday. The Dowanhill church bell was rung at 11am followed by a two minute silence.  The short ceremony was then completed by a loan piper (Dan Nevin). After the dedication, despite the weather, a small group took part in a walking […]

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Remembrance Day Walking Tour & Talks

Date: 11th November  Meeting point: Cottiers Theatre at 12.15 (walking tour will start at 12.30) Join Niall Murphy, Deputy Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust for a Remembrance Day walking tour through the West End of Glasgow from Cottiers on Hyndland Street to Websters Theatre in Kelvinbridge. The walk, between two of Glasgow’s finest churches, […]

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Dorothy Doddrell (1894-?)

Designer, Dorothy Doddrell was born in Glasgow in 1894. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1912- 1924 undertaking a variety of classes including day classes in Design & Drawing and Painting.  She was a very competent artist and commercial designer, working in different mediums from sketches to silk painting, and of course […]

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Tea Party at Cottier’s Theatre

As part of our knowledge exchange, we held a tea party at Cottier’s theatre to celebrate and discuss women who have helped to shape Glasgow’s West End since WW1. The event was attended by staff of Glasgow City Heritage Trust, City of Glasgow College, Caledonian University, Girl Guiding Scotland and students from the Glasgow School […]

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About the Project

Welcome to the Women, War & The West End Project! This Project will celebrate the female business owners, nurses and medics, designers, and other strong willed women of Glasgow’s West End who kept the country running and were active in the war effort, both at home and abroad. The Project is generously funded by the Heritage […]

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