A short informal talk, tour or film, with a chance to reminisce, socialise and find out more about our local heritage. Come every month or just pop in for the subjects that interest you.
No need to book. Refreshments provided.
Thursday 25 May 2023, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A short film screening, historical maps, and photos of the former mining village.
Film Screening: The Drowned Village (29 mins)
An account of the last few years in the Lanarkshire mining village of Bothwellhaugh, from oral testimony of former inhabitants and based on the film shot by villager Joe Griffiths of village life between 1962 and 1965. This film was shot prior to the clearance and demolition of the village to create Strathclyde Country Park and loch.
Directed by Clara Glynn.
With thanks to BBC Scotland for permission to show this film.
Speedway in Lanarkshire
Thursday 29 June 2023, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A short talk by David McDonald, Learning & Access Officer, and a chance to handle some badges, bibs and programmes from the museum’s collections.
Film Screening: Once a Jolly Swagman (1hr 29 mins) U
Saturday 8 July 2023, 2pm
Once a Jolly Swagman is a 1949 British film centred on the sport of motorcycle speedway racing, which was at its peak of popularity at the time.
Toys Through Time – Family reminiscence
Saturday 29 July 2023, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A chance to try a few traditional toys and games. We’ve got girds n cleeks, marbles, skipping ropes and more.
Old Motherwell, Wishaw and Shotts
Thursday 31 August 2023, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A short talk by Clare Weir, Museum Collections Manager, and some historical photos to browse.
Film Screening: The Big Mill (25mins)
Tuesday 12 September 2023, 2pm
The opening of the Ravenscraig strip mill was celebrated in the award-winning 1963 documentary The Big Mill which was directed by Laurence Henson. Additional collection items and photo albums will be on display also.
Lanarkshire’s Sweet Spot
Thursday 28 September 2023, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A short talk by David McDonald, Learning & Access Officer, about some of the well-known Lanarkshire bakers and confectioners including Tunnocks and Kings of Wishaw.
Family Ghost Tour
Saturday 28 October 2023, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Walk through our tower and discover some local ghost stories and superstitions as you go.
Film Screening: Dalzell House (69 mins)
Tuesday 21 November 2023, 2pm
An amateur promotional documentary about the restoration and development of the derelict Dalzell House in Motherwell into modern apartments, plus a chance to view some photos and archival material from the Hamilton of Dalzell collection.
Going to the Movies
Thursday 30 November 2023, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A short talk about cinemas in Lanarkshire and a chance to browse some items from the museum’s cinema collection.
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