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On 11/5/2018 at 5:47 PM, rabuddies said:

It closed in the late 50's, pupils went to the Williebugs I think, and the Grammer primary moved from the main building on Glasgow Road to the site.  When the Grammer Primary closed in the mid 70's it became the Education stores for Strathclyde.

There was a period when the Grammar lower primary classes were held in the school that was attached to St Mirin's Cathedral. In the early to mid 50's, I think.

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Gilmour Street station train crash.

The accident  occurred on 16 April 1979 at 19:50. The 19:40  service from Glasgow to Wemyss Bay, crossed from the Down Fast Line to the Down Gourock Line under clear signals at Wallneuk Junction immediately to the east of PGS. It collided head-on with the 18:58 special service from Ayr to Glasgow Central which had left Platform 2 against a red signal P31.

The Ayr train had started away from the platform against a red signal. A type of SASSPAD (starting against signal at danger) accident, also colloquially known as ding-ding, and away. This accident prompted British Rail to change the Rules so that the bell or "Right Away" signal is only given when the Starting signal has been cleared.

Both drivers and five passengers were killed. 67 passengers and the guard of the WB train were injured.

 

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On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 10:02 PM, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Canal St. Now the location of The Horseshoe

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For the little it's worth...

That close in the centre of the pic is where a  Bookie (called Big Boab - and he WAS corpulent - did  business - before Bookies went legit...)

Also from our shared Buddie past... Toshie and his family (Elizabeth may remember)  lived upstairs in that close  (at the two right hand windaes, if  IRRC.

AND...

… when those buildings got demolished, the rag shop moved about 100 yards up the road to the taller tenements just south of Camphill, till they and the Camphill tenements  also were demolished.

The rag shop briefly  became  neighbours to a wee newsagents...   also now long gone.

 

I liked the rag shop.  They gave me actual money for scraps I collected...

 

That chippie was always avoided by our family.

I know not why...  :rolleyes:

I guess it  also went out of business...

 

In the pic, I think you can see the gable end of the tall tenements still standing, to the east of the current 24-hour recovery garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/9/2018 at 9:23 AM, The Original 59er said:

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It's interesting to study this photo. There are considerably more buildings on Gauze St opposite Lawn St on the town centre side of Cotton St.

Not sure if this photo is pre-war or post '45?

I could be talking pish here, but that doesn't look like the Burton's building opposite the cenotaph.

If the cenotaph is there, but the Burton's building isn't yet,  it would make it the late 1920s.

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On 11/11/2018 at 12:51 AM, Dirty Sanchez said:

I could be talking pish here, but that doesn't look like the Burton's building opposite the cenotaph.

If the cenotaph is there, but the Burton's building isn't yet,  it would make it the late 1920s.

You might well be right. It's after the 1st Worl war and before 1938.

If you have a look at the attached older maps of Paisley you can see the evolution of the town especially around the Abbey. I didn't realise that at one time the Abbey was almost completely enclosed by buildings around the periphery.

Glasgow Road was originally called Williams Burgh and Garthland Street. Old maps are brilliant to study as you see the pattern of how a town evolves and how they make space for  infrastructure such as a railway.

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Blackhall Manor. Here it is today. I remember it being renovated  in the early 1980s by the Strachan family.
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Mrs Strachan was my teacher in Primary 5 and then again in Primary 7.

She took the whole class to visit her home after all the work was finished. That certainly wouldn't be allowed nowadays.

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On 11/22/2018 at 2:25 PM, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

Would make a good Christmas card that photo.

I think these were the days when the photo would have been taken in b&w and then someone then over-painted the picture to provide some colour. It has that slightly artificial look that these early 20th or late 19th century pictures have.

If that is the case, then the gold lettering to the shop front on the right is pretty impressive!

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Is that glenburn reservoir? I thought glenburn was the reservoir on top of the braes rather than this, which is one of the Linns?

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On 11/27/2018 at 12:47 PM, TPAFKATS said:

Is that glenburn reservoir? I thought glenburn was the reservoir on top of the braes rather than this, which is one of the Linns?

It doesn't look like it, as this is what I've always thought was the Glenburn Reservoir: https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/glenburn-reservoir-renfrewshire

 

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On 11/27/2018 at 12:47 PM, TPAFKATS said:

Is that glenburn reservoir? I thought glenburn was the reservoir on top of the braes rather than this, which is one of the Linns?

It's the 1st of the Linns.

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51 minutes ago, The Original 59er said:

I know there was a post referring to cinemas in Paisley so I'll just add this one which relates more to trams than cinemas! None the less, I saw many good pictures with whatever girl friend was on the go at the time at the La Scala! :P

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Love the name of the Bank.

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