Anchor Mill, Paisley, Scotland
This morning I took the opportunity to visit the town of Paisley near Glasgow.
Paisley has a long and proud history, possibly dating back to the Roman era. The town was at the forefront of the industrial revolution with a special emphasis on textiles -te famous Paisley Pattern and thread making, with latter employing tens of thousands at its 19th C peak. The textile industry generated huge wealth which filtered down into the construction of (a) a stunning Baptist ‘Cathedral’ and (b) a magnificent Town Hall. Here is a video clip of the Abbey and Town Hall.
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Baptist Cathedral, Paisley, Scotland
This morning, I collected guests from their Glasgow hotel and then proceeded to nearby Paisley to research family history.
First stop was Hawkhead Cemetery where we finally located the grave stone of Annie Brown McLaren who died March 15th 1922. This was a great source of satisfaction to all concerned as this particular marker had proved elusive.
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Today, Christmas Day 2010, I decided to take advantage of the weather ( sub -zero but dry) to cycle over to Paisley and obtain some images of the town centre in midst of extreme cold spell. This jaunt proved a success, the results of which are provided below.
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