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I really like this picture from pre-car days. It says Paisley Cross on the photo, but it's more like the High St looking west towards the Coats Memorial Church, roughly taken from where M&S had their store. 

There is also a number on the bottom left which might be the date of 21st Sept 1898, and looking at the garb and the carriage it may well be from that era.

 

Paisley - High Street Looking West.jpg

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On 10/19/2020 at 7:37 AM, Cookie Monster said:

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Looking at Barshaw Park there was an air raid shelter built in the far corner of the park close to Oldhall Road. Dank, dark smelly place I seem to remember! 🤧

I'm not sure if what we are seeing is the bandstand that was also in the park, roughly where the long white building is appearing. The pond doesn't seem to be there, but the the tennis courts are there, I think, tho' they could be bowling greens.

Barshaw House which eventually became an old folks' home is at the top of the hill, hidden by the line of trees, but the road up to it between the trees is obvious.

 

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I really like this picture from pre-car days. It says Paisley Cross on the photo, but it's more like the High St looking west towards the Coats Memorial Church, roughly taken from where M&S had their store. 
There is also a number on the bottom left which might be the date of 21st Sept 1898, and looking at the garb and the carriage it may well be from that era.
 
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I agree.

Here's a photo showing that the building the carriage is sitting outside is no longer.

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2 hours ago, antrin said:

What most impressed me in this pic was the HUGE box that was the Old High Street picture house... ( now helping form the Paisley centre) with the looong corridor (with gushing fountain And sweetie shop) that you had to pass  to reach the actual viewing space.

There are four cinemas in that picture (Astoria, LaScala, Picture House and Palladium) with the Kelburne just out of shot.

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3 hours ago, The Original 59er said:

 

 

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You forgot to mention that its  most priceless function, was to serve as a place of safety for entry into the world of some pretty amazing Buddies!  :)

Aye...
I WAS born in a park...

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11 hours ago, antrin said:

You forgot to mention that its  most priceless function, was to serve as a place of safety for entry into the world of some pretty amazing Buddies!  :)

Aye...
I WAS born in a park...

So was my big sister, maybe you were in the cot next to her. . :whistle

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3 hours ago, pod said:

So was my big sister, maybe you were in the cot next to her. . :whistle

Even in those days I think we the NHS could afford individual cots - if we hadn't been introduced.

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credit where it's due...

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20 minutes ago, antrin said:

Even in those days I think we the NHS could afford individual cots - if we hadn't been introduced.

She said she doesn't remember you. 

Bad memory, it's an age thing. 

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16 hours ago, antrin said:

You forgot to mention that its  most priceless function, was to serve as a place of safety for entry into the world of some pretty amazing Buddies!  :)

Aye...
I WAS born in a park...

I had forgotten that fact, and I only just realised it has now been converted into flats! (http://mansions.paisleyhistory.uk/barshaw.htm

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19 hours ago, saint in exile said:

More likely Hellcats

Possibly but the Hellcat had spats on the wheels, Avengers did not , like the one in the pic.  Also the Avenger had strut supports at an angle like the one in the pic. 
Both went through Abbostsinch at some point . 

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3 hours ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

Possibly but the Hellcat had spats on the wheels, Avengers did not , like the one in the pic.  Also the Avenger had strut supports at an angle like the one in the pic. 
Both went through Abbostsinch at some point . 

Some Hellcats came into Abbotsinch in 1946 (the date on the picture) en route to the Blackburn aircraft factory in Dumbarton for 'modifications', whatever they were. Also the front end of the wing 'split' in the Avenger wasn't straight, but had a step in it. That's why I thought hellcat.

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On 10/18/2020 at 11:07 PM, Eric Arthur Blair said:

I can see my house in this one.

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Fabulous photo. .... 

Having worked at Anchor Mills this photo shows the expanse of the place and also the magnificent sports facilities they provided. If memory serves me well The Mercerising was at the top end of the sports field. 
The sport’s facilities were first class where we had a cricket ground (one of the best in the West of Scotland), 3 hockey pitches, at least 2 football pitches, 3 if not 4 bowling greens and 6 tennis courts. The pavilion was great where we played badminton in the top floor and 2 snooker tables in the basement. 
 

Spent many happy sporting days there in the 60’s early 70’s

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On 10/19/2020 at 7:37 AM, Cookie Monster said:



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Just below and to the right of purple spot was the Bells Dye Works and Laundry.    My brother used to work for them as a maintenance mechanic.No photo description available.

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On 10/20/2020 at 1:59 PM, antrin said:

Hmmm.

 

A TA/REME base used to be behind the red buildings in George Street at the south end of the (now)Uni site.

Entrances from George Street: between the LHS of Paisley Tech (building still standing) and the old church

And at the west end by a passageway (now gated) under the furthest west of the red buildings.

I recall seeing actual tanks in there!   :o

 

My former French teacher at the JNI was was  W Steel Brownlie who landed as a tank commander on the Normandy beaches and advanced through northern France into Belgium and Holland. He was later the CO of the Ayrshire Yeomanry TA Depot in George Street. I remember him taking my class of 30+ boys on an afternoon visit to the depot and letting us crawl all over and inside the tanks. If I remember rightly he had been awarded the Military Cross.

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1 hour ago, smcc said:

My former French teacher at the JNI was was  W Steel Brownlie who landed as a tank commander on the Normandy beaches and advanced through northern France into Belgium and Holland. He was later the CO of the Ayrshire Yeomanry TA Depot in George Street. I remember him taking my class of 30+ boys on an afternoon visit to the depot and letting us crawl all over and inside the tanks. If I remember rightly he had been awarded the Military Cross.

Looks like wrote a book.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Proud-Trooper-S-Brownlie/dp/B000KIOJXQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1603658939&refinements=p_27%3AMajor+W.+Steel.+Brownlie&s=books&sr=1-1

you were right about military cross.

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/77307/Brownlie-William-Steel.htm

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