Talk – KILMACOLM – Postponed

Talk – KILMACOLM – Postponed Due to Broadband/ IT issues this talk has now been postponed until Monay 21 December at 7.30pm. Further details for booking will provided closer to the time. Our first winter talk of 2020/21 is on Wednesday 25 Nov at 7.30pm on Zoom. The topic is the area surrounding the village… More Talk – KILMACOLM – Postponed

Christmas Shopping

Looking for something different for Christmas presents? We have a small selection of gifts available on our website just now, that can be delivered in Paisley (Contactless available) over the next few weeks. We have a limited edition Old Paisley Mug, a framed print of Paisley around 1720 and a Framed plan of Paisley in… More Christmas Shopping

Genealogy History Cafe Sessions

Please note: the session on the 24th Nov has been cancelled due to broadband issues. We hope to have the problem sorted this week. Next weeks session should go ahead as planned. Starting Tuesday December 1st at 10am we will be holding a one hour session each week where you can join us via Zoom… More Genealogy History Cafe Sessions

The Legacy of Christian Shaw – Wed 17 Dec 7.30pm

Christian Shaw, better known for her part in the Bargarran Witch hunt of 1696/7, is less well known as the lady who introduced fine linen thread manufacturing into Scotland in the early 18th Century. Within a decade Paisley manufactures had copied her process and were maufactuing some of the best linen yarns in Britain. This… More The Legacy of Christian Shaw – Wed 17 Dec 7.30pm

Paisley Abbey – An Introduction – Wed 10 Dec 7.30pm

Join us as we explore the early history of Paisley Abbey. Why did the monks choose the site? Who were the founders and why did they play an important part in the devlopment of the Abbey and Town. In this talk we will be looking at the time period 1160 to 1560 – 400 years… More Paisley Abbey – An Introduction – Wed 10 Dec 7.30pm

Paisley’s Textile Heritage through Maps – Wed 3 Dec 7.30pm

Our second History talk of winter 2020/21 is looking at Paisley’s Textile Heritage looking at Paisley Town Plans. Since i first did this talk, the National Library of Scotland have digitised new plans of Paisley in addition to the OS First Edition Town Plans of the 1850s which help to show how dominant the textile… More Paisley’s Textile Heritage through Maps – Wed 3 Dec 7.30pm

Kilmacolm: Prehistory to the 1800s Wednesday 25 Nov 7.30pm

Do to broadband issues, this talk has been postponed. We are hoping the problems will be sorted this week and the talk will be rescheduled. Please watch this page for information. In the first of our winter talks, we are focusing on the village of Kilmacolm, a victorian commutor village folowing the opeing of the… More Kilmacolm: Prehistory to the 1800s Wednesday 25 Nov 7.30pm

Paisley Canal Disaster 1810, list of those who died & survived

On the 10th November 1810, 10 days afte the canal opened, the duchess of Eglington, skippered by Thomas Rhodes was returning from Johnstone with an excursion. Awaiting the arrival of the boat from Johnstone, there was, in the forenoon, a large assemblage of people, mainly youths and children, who, in the enjoyment of their holiday,… More Paisley Canal Disaster 1810, list of those who died & survived

Paisley Now & Then 2 – 19 Dec 1pm

Quantity of Tickets Required 1 Ticket £7.00 GBP2 Ticket £14.00 GBP3 Ticket £21.00 GBP4 ticket £28.00 GBP Paisley Now & Then 2 is a heritage walk where we explore old Paisley through contemporary 19th Century images comparing them to the Paisley we know today. This walk will start at Paisley cross, and head towards the… More Paisley Now & Then 2 – 19 Dec 1pm

Anchor Thread Mills Heritage Walk 12 Dec 1pm

Quantity of Tickets Required 1 Ticket £7.00 GBP2 Ticket £14.00 GBP3 Ticket £21.00 GBP4 ticket £28.00 GBP The Anchor Mills of the Clark Family have been part of Paisley’s history since the start of the 19th century. Today only 7 Mill buildings remain on the site out of around 30. The heritage walk will explore… More Anchor Thread Mills Heritage Walk 12 Dec 1pm