Curious City Podcast - Disasters

Episode 3 - Great Fires, SS Daphne, Percy Pilcher, St Enoch
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Photograph of Curious City host David Scott and guest Norry Wilson

Host David Scott is joined by Norry Wilson. 

Photograph of our guest Norry Wilson, from the Official Lost Glasgow Facebook page

Norry Wilson

This episode's guest

Our guest this time is journalist, writer, and the man behind the much-loved Lost Glasgow Facebook page, Norry Wilson. 

Lost Glasgow - Official Facebook page

Featured, in this episode:

Photograph of Laura Bauld, Burrell Collection Project Curator

Great Fire of London

Curator Laura Bauld tells Bryony Bates about the impact the Great Fire of London had on future furniture design.

Walnut and Cane furniture in Collections Navigator
Photograph of a Sermon for the SS Daphne

SS Daphne Capsizes

David Scott asks Norry Wilson why the capsize of the SS Daphne remains the UK's worst shipyard disaster.

SS Daphne in Collections Navigator
Photograph of John Messenger, curator of transport and technology

Percy Pilcher and The Bat

David Scott meets Curator of Transport and Technology John Messner, and hears why Percy Pilcher's passion for flight and how it led to his untimely death.

Percy Pilcher in Collections Navigator
Black and white photograph showing passengers walking across the concourse at St Enoch station, in 1955.

St Enoch Rail Disaster

Norry Wilson tells Michael MacKinnon how the arrival of a train from Ardrossan descended into a scene of unimaginable horror.

St Enoch station in Collections Navigator