A Talk about the Temperance Movement in Scotland with Dr. Elspeth King


Enjoy code: 805575
Target groups
Elderly, Youth, Adult
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Available tickets

06/10 2024 1:00pm
Mackintosh at the Willow 217 Sauchiehall Street GLASGOW
Provided by The List


In this talk, Elspeth King will trace the history of the temperance movement from its foundation in October 1829 through its various stages, when licenced premises were banned from Glasgow Corporation properties in 1890 and the city became 'a very Tokyo for Tea Rooms' in a broad sweep to the present day.

Elspeth King is a retired museum curator who previously worked at the People's Palace, Glasgow (where she wrote the first history of Scottish temperance) then Abbot House, Dunfermline and the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum.

Part of The Dug Out: Sunday Afternoon Talks for the Public in 2024. Dig deeper into the inspirations and history surrounding the original Willow Tea Rooms building with our series of talks for the public. All talks are led by an expert in their field and include a chance to ask questions, and a serving of tea/coffee and home-baked shortbread in one of our historical tea rooms.