Category: Online

26 May 2021, 7.30pm Online History Talk – Christian Shaw the woman

Better known for her role in the Bargarran Witchhunt of 1696/97 at the age of 11, Christian Shaw became an influencial lady within Paisley and Scotland in later life.  This talk will explore her life, through two marriages and her inovations in education and industry.

Booking is now closed

Essential Information:

Code: UH-HT04  Date: Wednesday 26th May Time 7.30pm. Location: Online via Zoom

Cost £7.00 per household.  By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Control. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

Abbey Parish History Cafe 4th May 7.30pm

Abbey Parish History Cafe 4th May 7.30pm

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One purchase per household to attend the session


This history cafe session will look at Abbey Parish, originally the parish of the Abbey church in Paisley, but more commonly referenced today as a civil registration district that appears in Census’ and Birth, Marriage & Death records. The session will look at the area covered by registration district, where marriages may have taken place, and where burials may be found.

Key Info:

Event Code: UH-OHC Date: Tuesday 4th May Time 7.30pm. The session will be held on Zoom, and bookings will close at midday on the day of the event. Zoom invites will be sent out once bookings have closed.

Cost £5.00 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Contol. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.


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Renfrewshire Weavers Talk, 28 April 7.30pm

Renfrewshire Weavers Talk, 28 April 7.30pm

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This talk will explore the life’s of Renfrewshire Weavers, what areas were they concentrated in? what was their social life like? Where did they work? The talk will also provide a short update on the research being carried out on the Weavers of Kilbarchan Project (see https://www.gofundme.com/f/weavers-of-kibarchan-who-where for details our post on our main page).


Key Info:

Event Code: UH-HT12 Date: Wednesday 28th April Time 7.30pm. Online Event. Zoom invite will be emailed out at Midday on the day of the event.

Cost £7.00 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Contol. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.


Forbes Place
Forbes Place, Centre of the Shawl Industry

Woodside Cemetery Talk Wednesday 21st April, 7.30pm

Woodside Cemetery Talk

Wednesday 21st April, 7.30pm

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Join us online to explore Woodside Cemetery in Paisley. Opened in 1845 the cemetery is the last resting place for many Paisley buddies both rich and poor. The talk will look at the Cemetery’s origins, some of the peopl buried there and look at how to track down burials and lairs.

Essential information: Place – Zoom, cost £5.50 (spring offer), Zoom invites will be sent out at noon on the day of the event when booking closes. If you fail to attend no refunds are offered. If talk is cancelled a refund or choice of attending another event will be offered.

Booking Code – UH-HT22

Woodside Cemetery, Paisley Centre Headstone is the lair of Rev Robert Cairns of George St U. P. church

Paisley Textile Heritage through Maps Friday 16th April 7.30pm

Paisley Textile Heritage through Maps

Friday 16th April 7.30pm

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Join us online for an exploration of Paisly’s textile heritage using 19th century maps and images. From linen thread & weaving to silk & cotton along with associated industries we will cover it all.

Essential information: Place – Zoom, cost £5.50 (spring offer), Zoom invites will be sent out at noon on the day of the event when booking closes. If you fail to attend no refunds are offered. If talk is cancelled a refund or choice of attending another event will be offered.

Booking Code – UH-HT7

Forbes Place from Bridge Street.

Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Join us as we help you start researching your family history. No experience is required. Over the 12 weeks we will give you the knowledge to start woring on your family tree, the skills required to record the essential information & record where your sources come from.

The course will be taught on Zoom, and you will have access to all of the class materials through a dedicated webpage on our website. The sessions will run on Monday night, with a break for Easter Monday.

The course begins on Monday 8th March at 7.30pm. Sessions last 2 hours and nclide a talk and a question and answer session.

See https://www.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/genealogy-courses/ for full details. Cost £150 or book seperate modules at £50 each

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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’ we shall explore the landscape of the early 1800s.

Booking for this event had now closed. Please watch for it again in the future.

Key Information: Date Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hours. Cost £7.00 The Event will be held on Zoom. Zoom Invites will be sent out on the evening of Tuesday 16th Feb.

History Talk 8 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Renfrewshire Weavers

History Talk 8 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Renfrewshire Weavers

Code: UH-HT12

From pure weaving to weaving poets, this talk will explore the life of the humble Renfrewshire weaver during the late 17th Century through to the early 1800’s. Who were they? Where did they live? What were their lives like? How educated were they?

Booking has now closed.

Key Information: Date Monday 8th February 2021 at 7.30pm. Duration 2 hours. Cost £7.00 The Event will be held on Zoom. Zoom Invites will be sent out on the evening of Sunday 7th Feb.

I was the only boy in the shop, the other hands being plain silk weavers. Reid was a silk weaver also, but he wove a sewed bord and sprig with sewing frame, and required a boy. The others, who were elderly men, wrought a ‘turkey gauze,’ a rainbow and a gossamer

Paisley Weavers of Other Days, David Gilmour, 1876
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History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 7.30pm

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 over the old County of Renfrew – many you will not have heard of before! Records of the Privy Council of Scotland provide tha majority of information in this talk.

Bookings ae now closed.

Key Information: Date Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hour. Cost £5.00 The Event will be held on Zoom. Zoom Invites will be sent out on the evening of Tuesday 2nd Feb.

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Theme: Elation by Kaira.
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