Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Glasgow's motto

The motto of the city of Glasgow is Let Glasgow flourish and it can be traced back to an inscription on a bell that was made for the Tron Kirk in Trongate in 1631.  The steeple of the church still stands as part of the Tron Theatre and the original inscription was Lord, let Glasgow flovrichse throvgh the preaching of thy word and praising thy name.

In 1663 the motto became Lord, let Glasgow flourish through the preaching of thy word and in 1699 it was shortened to Let Glasgow flourish.

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