ooJULY - The Glasgow Fair


The second two weeks in July are traditionally the time to go on holiday. At the top one side is dark grey and wet which sometimes is the weather in Glasgow at this time. The other side is bright and sunny as probably people have gone abroad to sunnier climes. In the river the worlds last ocean going paddle steamer the Waverley sails on her traditional way "Doon the Watter" to Clyde holiday resorts.

Brian McGeoch, then education officer of the Art Galleries worked with a group of schoolchildren to create all of the things associated with going on holiday. At the centre of the banner is a magnificent portion of fish and chips in the traditional newspaper wrapping. If you study the illustration carefully you will see that the prizes on offer on the coconut shy are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle dolls...all the rage that summer.