Daily Archives: April 24, 2014

The Lost British Empire

Glasgow 1938: Last exhibition of the British Empire It was Scotland’s wettest summer in decades, but 75 years ago one Glasgow park attracted more than 12 million people through its gates. Crowds flocked to the city for the 1938 British Empire Exhibition. Opened by King George VI in May 1938, the event was intended to […]

King George Open Speech at Glasgow Empire Exhibition 1937

Lion Cubs at Glasgow Zoo 1949

Four lion cubs born to Singh and Topsy

The Forgotten Zoo The most important and interesting births this year 1947 were the four lion cubs born to Singh and Topsy, our two very handsome lions. The cubs were born in September. This gave us a very serious housing problem, and the three cubs born from the same parents in November 1947 had to be removed […]