History Cafe – Paisley Poorhouses & Sanatorium
Poor relief in Paisley was a complicated affair, supported mostly by the main Burgh churches (Abbey, High, Middle and Low Parishes) funds were distributed on a weekly or monthly basis in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. Later the Abbey Poorhouse and Paisley Poorhouse and other Sanitorium were established to help support the Poor of Paisley. Building on research being carried out by The Urban historian with funding from the Scottish Church History Society, this session will look at the contribution of Middle and Low Parish Churches in supporting the poor and the development of the Poorhouses.
History Cafes remain free, but donations for the refreshments are requested as we are using Restoration & Creations facilities.
Code: UH-HT02-2023 Date: Monday 27th March Time 1 – 3.30pm. Venue: Restoration & Creation, 6 Browns Lane, Paisley, PA1 2JH
Cost £0.00 By booking a place 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.