Broadbent

The Helen Broadbent Collection

A collection of material relating to Helen Broadbent's environmental activism as part of the "Glasgow for People" campaign.


About Helen Broadbent

Helen Broadbent was a tireless campaigner for transport and environmental issues in Glasgow and the surrounding area. Her husband Jack was Honorary Secretary of the Glasgow-East Kilbride Railway Development Association, and Helen took over his duties on his death in 1982. She was especially concerned about the effect of air pollution from car emissions and their effect on public health and the ozone layer. East Kilbride Railway station has a plaque which reads: "In Memory of Jack and Helen Broadbent who campaigned so vigorously for the improvement of the railways in Scotland and in particular for the East Kilbride line, including its extension to the town centre."


About the collection

The collection consists of almost 400 items and includes correspondence with Strathclyde Regional Council to oppose 1988 Structure Plan, Glasgow for People publications and miscellaneous items on public transport.


Finding aid

Please contact Special Collections or 0141 287 2988 if you would like to access this collection.


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