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Govan People out and about in Govan In 1912 Govan was incorporated into Glasgow, however the people of Govan continued to proclaim to be Govanites first and Glaswegians second. Even after more than 100 years of being part of Glasgow many Govanites when asked "are you from Glesga" still reply with "na, Acumfaegovan" (No, I come from Govan). This gallery contains pictures of some of these Govanites. From Govan People. Posted by Acumfaegovan on 3/23/2012 (163 items)Read more …
Govan People

Govan People

“Govan People out and about in Govan” "In 1912 Govan was incorporated into Glasgow, however the people of Govan continued to proclaim to be Govanites first and Glaswegians second. Even after more than 100 years of being part of Glasgow many Govanites when asked “are you from Glesga” still reply with “na, Acumfaegovan” (No, I come from Govan). This gallery contains pictures of some of these Govanites. To add your own photos to this gallery email photo with as much details as possible to admin@acumfaegovan.com. Please put "Govan People" in the subject line."…Read more …
Old Govan Postcards

Old Govan Postcards

"Collection of Postcards of Govan mostly from c1910" From Old Govan Postcards. Posted by Acumfaegovan on 21st Mar 2012 (93 items) Govan Cross Postmark: Glasgow 30th April 1906 - Ernie to Miss Cissie Smith Water Row, Old Govan Postmark: Glasgow July 1919 - Paw & Maw to T.S. D... YMCA Institute & Post Office, Govan Cross Postmark: Glasgow 20th Sep 1... Town Hall Govan Postmark: Govan 25th Sep 1905 - S.K. Henderson to Miss Web... Govan Town Hall Govan Town Hall Govan Town Hall Elder Library, Govan Elder Library, Govan Elder Library, Govan…Read more …
Medieval Govan

Medieval Govan

The popular tradition of Govan’s medieval origin lies with Saint Constantine, said to be a 6th century Brittonic King of Cornwall who gave up his throne to become a monk and later founded a small wooden church or monastery at Govan; after martyrdom in Kintyre it is said that St. Constantine's body was brought back to the church at Govan to be buried. His feast day is the 11th March and he is regarded by some as Scotland’s first Christian martyr. There is indeed archaeological evidence of Christian burials at the church in…Read more …
In the Name o’ Govan

In the Name o’ Govan

The origin and meaning of the name Govan itself is perhaps the most  disputed aspect of Govan’s rich history.  Guuen, Ouania, Gobann, Gowan and Gofan are all just a few of the numerous forms of the name Govan, this wide variation has led to much debate over its meaning and language of origin.  The earliest recorded attempts to explain its meaning was in 1578 by Bishop John Leslie who said it was derived from two Anglo-Saxon words, God + win, meaning Good wine, a later meaning of similar Anglo-Saxon origin was given as…Read more …