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October 2021 Dinner Talk

October 2021 Dinner Talk

Following our successful dinner talk at Pendulum in August, we have now organised a follow-up Dinner Talk at Pendulum Scottish Kitchen & Bar for Tuesday 12th October at 6.30pm. The…

10 Sep 2021
Fridays are history days

Fridays are history days

We have two projects running on Friday’s from the 27th August. The Glenburn Buddies History Skills Project is teaching a group of local residents how to carryout historical research over…

25 Aug 2021
Discover Paisley!

Discover Paisley!

We have just published our Heritage Walks for August to early October 2021. Under the general theme of Discover Paisley, we have a mix of old and new heritage walking…

28 Jul 2021
TikTok

TikTok

TikTok The Urban Historian is now on TikTok. You can follow us as @urbanhistorian This is our latest post on the Arthurlie Cross in Barrhead https://www.tiktok.com/@urbanhistorian/video/6963575829406158085?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

18 May 2021
Window Display @ Allan’s Snack Bar

Window Display @ Allan’s Snack Bar

Window Display @ Allan’s Snack Bar We currently have a small window display/ exhibition at Allan’s Snack Bar in Storrie Street, Paisley. There are a selection of local history artefacts…

5 May 2021
Online Courses

Online Courses

Online Courses Have you tried any of our online courses on our courses website yet? We currently have three courses/ talks there 2 paid and one free. The free one…

22 Apr 2021
Resumption of Heritage Walks from 24th April 2021

Resumption of Heritage Walks from 24th April 2021

Very pleased to announce the resumption of our heritage walks from Saturday 24th April 2021. Numbers on each walk will be limited to five people from up to five households…

13 Apr 2021
Royal Renfrew- History Talk

Royal Renfrew- History Talk

Royal Renfrew- History Talk Wednesday 31 March 2021 7.30pm Folowing on from our history cafe session on Saturday afternoon (27th March), where we looked in depth at Walter Stewart -…

16 Mar 2021
Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe

Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe

Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe Saturday 27th March 2021 3 – 4pm on Zoom Walter Stewart, the 6th High Steward of Scotland played a part…

15 Mar 2021
Paisley Burgh Records

Paisley Burgh Records

Paisley Burgh Records & lesser known genealogical resources Tuesday 16th March 2021 7.30pm For Genealogists, tracing your ancestors can be hit and miss if you are searching before official registration…

4 Mar 2021
Archaeology and Buildings of Paisley Abbey

Archaeology and Buildings of Paisley Abbey

Archaeology & Buildings of Paisley Abbey Thursday 11th March 2021 7.30pm Bookings have now closed for this talk. It will be re run later in the year. Paisley Abbey -…

4 Mar 2021
Ferguslie – A brief history of the medieval estate

Ferguslie – A brief history of the medieval estate

Ferguslie A brief history of the medieval estate to the 20th Century Ferguslie today is seen as a large housing scheme – totally unrecognisable from its medieval origins. The name…

2 Mar 2021
Peter Burnet

Peter Burnet

Peter Burnet The life of Peter Burnet through poem and biography This book explores the life of Peter Burnet, born in America during the Civil War and who arrived in…

25 Feb 2021
From the Cottage to the Castle

From the Cottage to the Castle

From the Cottage to the Castle Andrew Coats 1887 From the Cottage to the Castle was published privately by Andrew Coats in 1887 telling the history of the family and…

25 Feb 2021
Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

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…

17 Feb 2021
Talk: Clarks & Coats: An introduction to the textile families – 22 Feb 7.30pm

Talk: Clarks & Coats: An introduction to the textile families – 22 Feb 7.30pm

Talk: Clarks & Coats: An introduction to the textile families – 22 Feb 7.30pm Code: UH-HT16 The Clark & Coats families both establised thread mills in Paisley during the early…

26 Jan 2021
History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire

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…

25 Jan 2021
History Talk 8 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Renfrewshire Weavers

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…

25 Jan 2021
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