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On 9/27/2018 at 4:50 PM, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Paisley has only ever had one junior team, St. Mirren Juniors who won the Junior Cup in 1916/17.

They played at Love St and were only in existence for four seasons.

It looks like it has been marked out with chalk on blaize.

Is it possibly the site of our old ground at Westmarch?

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17 minutes ago, scrappy coco said:

Is it possibly the site of our old ground at Westmarch?

No, this is the only picture of Westmarch that exists.

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You can see the footbridge of St. James train station above the goal at the far end and the "Dummy Railway" embankment running from there to behind the grandstand. 

This means that Westmarsh was on the piece of land between the current North Stand and the railway embankment.

 

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38 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

No, this is the only picture of Westmarch that exists.

westmarch.thumb.JPG.4083955b26f58a1b97cfd7c9de54e7fc.JPG

You can see the footbridge of St. James train station above the goal at the far end and the "Dummy Railway" embankment running from there to behind the grandstand. 

This means that Westmarsh was on the piece of land between the current North Stand and the railway embankment.

 

Got it now, the St James church spire in the background, but would the Dummy Railway have existed then, always thought 

it was built for the car plant, I'm probably wrong though..

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3 minutes ago, scrappy coco said:

Got it now, the St James church spire in the background, but would the Dummy Railway have existed then, always thought 

it was built for the car plant, I'm probably wrong though..

No, it wan't built for the car plant, it was part of an orbital rail network around Paisley and Barrhead. However, you're right, it wasn't built at the time of Westmarch so the railway embankment must be the line to Gourock.

http://railway.paisleyhistory.uk/

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1 hour ago, cockles1987 said:

Had a look on Google Maps and i think it's Mossvale Church Spire in the background. emoji106.png

Naw mate I don't think it is, the angle of the bridge would be different, more looking across it rather than from the side..

 

I think EAB has got it pretty much spot on..

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On 9/19/2018 at 7:36 AM, shull said:

Spending a £1 in the Glen Kyle , Barrhead  in 1979 got me a Pint plus 2 games of Pool.

OK! so when could I get 9 pint of heavy,  a packet of fags , box of matches and change from a pound note.            answers on a postcard with a penny black stamp please to ............   B)

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1 hour ago, jaybee said:

OK! so when could I get 9 pint of heavy,  a packet of fags , box of matches and change from a pound note.            answers on a postcard with a penny black stamp please to ............   B)

First pint I ever bought was 1/10p in the court bar at eight o'clock in the morning waiting for the bus to Aberdeen. Think in was 12. Few rules broken there.

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Wonderful photos. Keep them coming.

In a previous photo with the Abbey, could that be Rae the Coal Merchants Lorry and Cunninghams Bus?

Re lousy Lager, many moons ago there was a  pub just before Kennedys coming from the Cross which if I remember correctly

was an  Edinburgh Brewers pub and sold Skol.  Can you recall the name?

The railway network link with so much information brings back memories of my "Anorak Days"

 

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5 hours ago, hamlet said:

Wonderful photos. Keep them coming.

In a previous photo with the Abbey, could that be Rae the Coal Merchants Lorry and Cunninghams Bus?

Re lousy Lager, many moons ago there was a  pub just before Kennedys coming from the Cross which if I remember correctly

was an  Edinburgh Brewers pub and sold Skol.  Can you recall the name?

The railway network link with so much information brings back memories of my "Anorak Days"

 

I think you could be talking about the Dusty Millers...

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On ‎10‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 3:51 PM, Eric Arthur Blair said:

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Carbrook St. I went to school there in the early Fifties :D

Here`s one of Knox St., to the left of Carbrook St.

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