Event Details

Rents, Rivets and Rotten Tatties: Govan Women in WW1
Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th May 2016This event has passed.

Rents, Rivets and Rotten Tatties describes Govan life in a nutshell during the First World War. And while we all have a fair idea what a rotten tattie is, you’ll find this fascinating exhibition explains exactly what that (and the rents and rivets) meant for our families back then. Sarah, our shipyard worker, has left her post in the yard and travelled forward 100 years to tell us all about the physically demanding and skilled work she performed as part of the national war effort. Sarah gives a voice to all those revolutionary women who were the first to work in the Glasgow shipyards. This drop-in event is principally aimed at children, aged 8-14.

Show times

Saturday 14 May 10am - 4pm
Sunday 15 May 11am - 4pm


A museum in the iconic restored former Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd offices.

Fairfield Heritage Centre
1048 Govan Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G51 4XS


0141 445 5866

Entry prices


Fairfield Heritage LGE


parking / disabled access / cafe / public transit links / disabled parking / Toilets 

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