Poring over some old maps, ahead of this Thursday's talk at Govan Old Church, and, as usual, there's so much to see, so much history.

I love this part of Blaeu's 1654 map of Scotland. Modern Govan is at the site labelled Mekle Gouan ("Big Govan"). The small town of Glasgow is on the north bank of the Clyde, across from Litle Gouan ("Little Govan") - today better know as Govanhill.

I also love the fact that you can still see Buck Inch, Whyt Inch and Water Inch - the small islands which used block the Clyde and where, at low tide, you could use stepping stones to cross the river.

From ancient kings, to coal mining, silk weaving, shipbuilding, one of the biggest factory complexes in Europe, and not forgetting radical politics, and the 'Daffodil King', the old Burgh packs a mighty historical punch.

Joining me on Thursday will be Ingrid Shearer, from the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, who will be bringing us up to date on the latest discoveries in the church's graveyard - a tale to rival anything seen on TV's Time Team (eat yer heart out Tony Robinson!).

Anyway, the fun starts at 6.30pm - it's free - and there will be tours and refreshments available.

See you there.

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