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How Irish immigrants made Glasgow's greatest football team - Britain's Most Historic Towns

Celtic's football stadium

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In the 19th Century, Glasgow underwent a huge expansion of population. The Industrial Revolution introduced new opportunities for Irish immigrants who came to the city in search of work. With them came one of Glasgow's most popular football teams, Celtic. Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns. In each programme Alice studies key periods in British history by delving into the secrets of historic towns. Alice combines the bigger national picture with local detail to give an accurate impression of what life was really like at key moments in Britain's turbulent past. Alice visits historic sites and meets local historians to understand how each town was shaped by the dominant forces of the age.