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Covid-19 Update – 23 March 2020

Covid-19 Update – 23 March 2020

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, all face to face activities of the Urban historian have been cancelled. We are currently working on content for out online…

Mar 16, 2020
History Talks 2020

History Talks 2020

Our History Talks for March and May 2020 are now available for booking. See www.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/history-talks/ for the topics and dates and book via www.totaltickets.org/o/374 where full details of each talk…

Feb 18, 2020
Heritage Walks March to May 2020

Heritage Walks March to May 2020

Our Heritage Walks for the period March to May 2020 are now listed on our Heritge Walk Page Bookings ar now being taken for the March and early April walks…

Feb 14, 2020
Lobnitz at War

Lobnitz at War

Lobnitz shipyard in Renfrew mostly built and specialised in Dredgers and Dregde equipment for clients worldwide. During World War II the construction of dredgers continued, though mostly for Admiralty contracts.…

Jan 29, 2020
Searching for your Ancstors

Searching for your Ancstors

Abbey Parish Banns Certificate Are you interested in your Scottish Family Origins? Then this 10 week course is for you! Over the10 weeks you will be introduced to the basics…

Jan 9, 2020
Vouchers for Christmas… and beyond

Vouchers for Christmas… and beyond

Heritage Walk/ History Talk Vouchers and Genealogy Research Vouchers are now available. They make a great christmas present for anyone interested in History or researching their family tree. History Talk/…

Nov 23, 2019

Kilbarchan: A weavers village – Talk

Lets step back in time to when weaving dominated Kilbarchan.  This talk will explore village life through archaeological excavations, and written evidence for life in the village.   We will look…

Aug 4, 2019
Centuries-old mystery of Paisley Abbey medieval drain tunnel is revealed

Centuries-old mystery of Paisley Abbey medieval drain tunnel is revealed

We are a bit behind when it comes to adding news and research to the website just now, but here is the story of the discovery a few weeks ago…

Aug 2, 2019

Paisley Abbey History Cafe Workshops

Come and join us on a Monday afternoon at 1.30pm for our History Cafe Workshops at Paisley Abbey. Over three weeks we are exploring the history and archaeology of the…

Jun 27, 2019

Medieval Renfrewshire Course

Our 4 week lecture series on Medieval Renfrewshire begins on Wednesday 12th June. Although this is a 4 week course, you can come along to any of the talks, at…

Jun 11, 2019

Peter Burnet – “Black Peter”

From the New Paisley Repository No.4 Saturday, January, 15th. 1853 SONG.      To the Air – ” CAPTAIN PATON.” Composed after reading the life of Peter Burnet, commonly known…

Feb 26, 2019
Taking a break…

Taking a break…

At the moment the Urban Historian is having a break from delivering our heritage walks and talks. This is due to continuing health issues. We’re hopeful that things will start…

Jan 29, 2019
County Buildings & Jail

County Buildings & Jail

County Square, Paisley Paisley’s 19th century County Buildings & Jail, sat between county Square and the River White Cart. They replaced Paisley Tollbooth that sat at the corner of the…

Jan 24, 2019
Two new talks announced

Two new talks announced

To complete our October series of talks, we invite you to come along to hear more about witchcraft in Scotland.   On the 22nd October we will be looking at early…

Oct 6, 2018
More seats released for Bargarran Witchhunt 1696 Talk

More seats released for Bargarran Witchhunt 1696 Talk

We have just released a further 5 tickets for next Monday nights talk on the Bargarran witchhunt of 1697.  The initial 15 seats sold out fairly fast so please book…

Oct 1, 2018
New Online courses

New Online courses

We have just launched our new online courses website.   Later this year we will launch our first online courses on the history of Paisley and Renfrewshire, allowing the Paisley and…

Sep 25, 2018
History Cafes restart 2nd October 2018

History Cafes restart 2nd October 2018

Fast on the heels of our new heritage talks starting on the 1st of October – our History Cafe sessions restart on Tuesday 2nd of October at 10am in Blend…

Sep 18, 2018
Theme: Elation by Kaira.
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