Red Clydeside: A history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932


Poster commemorating the 70th anniversary of battle of George Square, 31 Jan 1919

image from Red Clydeside collection

This poster was produced by the Cranhill Arts Project and the Scottish Trade Union Review, advertising an evening of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle of George Square of 31 January 1919, known as Bloody Friday.

The poster serves to highlight that although the events that marked this period in history have long since passed into the political folklore of Glasgow, the sacrifices endured and the achievements gained by those involved in Labour politics of this period are still deemed worthy of celebration by supporters of the modern labour movement.

The poster gives a list of the main speakers at this event including Labour representatives such as STUC general secretary Campbell Christie and Labour historians and activists such as John McDermott and Freddy Anderson.

Source: Gallacher Memorial Library, Glasgow Caledonian University Special Collections and Archives