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Researching your home’s history – new five-week course

By on April 26, 2017

Who would live in a home like this? You can go ‘through the keyhole’ by researching the history of your home with the help of a new course that begins next week on Wednesday, May 5.

This process can be both interesting and rewarding as not only can you learn about the landowner and developer – and the subsequent owners and inhabitants – but also about the history of the neighbourhood and how it grew and developed over the years.

Title deeds, land registers, sasines, testaments, inventories, maps and newspapers can all help tell the story of your house or flat.

Writer and historian – and regular contributor – Dr Ronnie Scott will guide you through the steps of unlocking the history of your home each week, as you share and discuss your findings.

And if you own your home, a well-presented house history could be a valuable asset when it comes to marketing your property.

Introduction to Researching House History (5-week course), from Wednesday May 3, 1-3pm, University of Glasgow – £57.50, book online

Pic: The former North West Fire Station, built in 1936 in Kelbourne Street, North Kelvinside, and converted to flats in the 1990s. By Ronnie Scott



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