History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire

History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire Code: UH-HC003 Renfrewshire has a vast heritage when it comes to the castles & mansions of the old County. From tower houses of the 16th Century through to 19th Century mansions built for merchants we have it all. Using Philip Ramsey’s volume ‘Views in Renfrewshire’… More History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire

History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 2pm

History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 2pm In 1629 Renfrewsire witnessed it’s first case of witch allegations, that were to peak in the late 17th Century with the Bargarran Witch Hunt. This short one hour history cafe session will look at some of the allegations from 1629 to 1650 looking at cases all… More History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 2pm

Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm

Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm Arriving in Paisley about 1781, Peter is one of the first coloured Americans to arrive in Scotland. He trained to be a weaver with the Tanahill family, and lived at the Tanahill home in Queen Street for much of his life. He died in 1847,… More Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm

Online History Cafe – Paisley Genealogy Resources

Are you searching for Paisley ancestors and not getting very far? This history cafe session is designed to introduce you to pre 1855 records relating to the town & County of Renfrew. The talk looks begins with the parishes & graveyards within Paisley. We then go on to look at the record sets that are… More Online History Cafe – Paisley Genealogy Resources

Halloween History Cafe 31 Oct 2-3pm

Halloween is looking like a wet day here in Paisley this year. Why not join us for a free Online History Cafe session at 2pm to hear about the dark events at Bargarran in 1676 and a few other Renfrewshire witches & wizards. The session will last an hour. To register please email info@theurbanhistorian.co.uk by… More Halloween History Cafe 31 Oct 2-3pm

October is Witches month!

Throughout October 2020 our Online History Cafe Sessions will be looking at Witchhunts in Renfrewshire. We kick off on Thursday 1st October at 7.30pm with a look at lesser known cases in Renfrewshire, and the following week will begin a 5 part session looking at the 1696 Bargarran Witchhunt. Rather than looking at the case… More October is Witches month!

Views in Renfrewshire – Online History Cafe

Thursday 24 Spetember 2020 7.30 – 8.30pm OHC – Views in Renfrewshire – A look at the Renfrewshire landscape through the eyes of Philip A Ramsay and engravings by W. H. Lizars This online history cafe will look at many of the old mansions and castles of the county as engraved by W H Lizars,… More Views in Renfrewshire – Online History Cafe

Online History Cafes

We have a full schedule of Online History Cafes running from the 22nd of July through to the 5th August… More Online History Cafes

Online History Cafe 7 July 1pm / 8th July 7.30pm

Areas of Paisley during the 16th & 17th Century Using a map of Paisley, this online history cafe session will explore the landscape of Paisley from the 1500s through to around 1685. where was Gast Law, Murrais Malying or Kelso Land? We will look at these and much more. This Online Session will be held… More Online History Cafe 7 July 1pm / 8th July 7.30pm

Online History Cafe – 3rd July 2pm

Education in Paisley before 1800 This History Cafe Session will look at the pre 1800 schools in Paisley from ones organised by the Monastery of Paisley, to charity and sunday schools. The session will be held on Zoom, and can be booked by emailing info@theurbanhistorian.co.uk quoting “Schools History Cafe” by Thursday 2nd July at 5pm.… More Online History Cafe – 3rd July 2pm