Save the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens for the City of Glasgow
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Save The People's Palace and Winter Gardens! Located on Glasgow Green, Scotland is a museum and glasshouse and was opened on 22 January 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery.
At the time, the East End of Glasgow was one of the most unhealthy and overcrowded parts of the city, and the People's Palace was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. It was designed by the City Engineer, Alexander B. McDonald. At the opening ceremony Lord Rosebery stated: "A palace of pleasure and imagination around which the people may place their affections and which may give them a home on which their memory may rest". He declared the building "Open to the people for ever and ever".
Glasgow City Council are legally obliged to maintain and keep open this gift to the poor of the city and all its people thereafter. This is not political. This is a reminder to Glasgow City Council that a vital piece of the city’s heritage, a free space for families, an educational resource for all cannot be allowed to go to ruin and be denied purely because it has been neglected. Sign the petition and express opposition to this great landmark being treated as a lost cause.
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