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PICTURE 28 is the Cathedral House and St Mirin's Old Academy. The Old Academy was built in 1893 and the extensions in 1905 and 1912. C Listed.

The core of the Academy was built to serve as the convent school for the Faithful Companion of Jesus for Canon Chisholm. Lamb (1872-1910). The architect was James Barr Lamb who came from a family of local architects. The building incorporates to the rear at ground and basement the wall of the previous building on the site, the Union Lodge. The 1912 extension was commissioned by Archbishop Maguire. It now serves as the parish halls for the neighbouring St Mirin's Cathedral.

Another photo attached of this building. Anyone been in it? Whats it like?

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DID it chime...?

Eta: I knew it as the Stock Street clock, fwiw...

Aye. my granny stayed down at the bottom of Stock Street, wasn't it a dead end?

Until the posters above mentioned this I couldn't place it, jeesus, walked past it a million times (Exaggerated but still worth it)

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Today's image .......

PICTURE 29

The Swedish style bell tower was a gift to the people of paisley from the people of Sweden as were the Scandinavian style timber houses in nearby Stockholm Crescent. Why exactly the Swedes felt the need to bestow such gifts on Paisley is anyone's guess. Many years later they opened a giant shop that allowed the occupants of Stockholm Crescent to purchase 'authentic' Swedish furnishing to put in their Swedish houses. th founder of said store was a Mr Ike Andersson better know as IKE-A...whistling.gif

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Sonny, It may be a lot to ask of you - but perhaps once this thread reaches a suitable end - would you be prepared to showcase your work and the history gathered in a powerpoint presentation that we could share with other people? I think it has been one of the best topics on here in many a year that has been about the town of Paisley and has probably helped many of us look at the town in a different light or view if you get my drift. Just an idea. Slash

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Sonny, It may be a lot to ask of you - but perhaps once this thread reaches a suitable end - would you be prepared to showcase your work and the history gathered in a powerpoint presentation that we could share with other people? I think it has been one of the best topics on here in many a year that has been about the town of Paisley and has probably helped many of us look at the town in a different light or view if you get my drift. Just an idea. Slash

Very good idea but could be some time, thread is still as fresh as the first couple of days it was posted. clap.gif

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Sonny, It may be a lot to ask of you - but perhaps once this thread reaches a suitable end - would you be prepared to showcase your work and the history gathered in a powerpoint presentation that we could share with other people? I think it has been one of the best topics on here in many a year that has been about the town of Paisley and has probably helped many of us look at the town in a different light or view if you get my drift. Just an idea. Slash

That's a possibility Slash and I may do that. I have been thinking that I may try to publish a book of the photos with a brief paragraph outlining the significance of each picture. Dont know how much interest there would be though.

At the moment I have probably another 200 shots (at least!) still to put up on here and some more I have in mind so this thread will run for a while yet. :)

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The South End clock.Not sure if it has an official name.I was dragged up in this part of Town,including going to South School which lay below the clock so it means a lot to me.smile.png

You must have been there same time as me! How lucky were you.. do you remeber the school magazine which if you sold enough Mr Gavin let you have Friday afternoon off!

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There's probably a reasonable demand for a book on the subject, there have been similar things done in the past. I've got a book I bought from the museum gift shop years ago which has old pictures of Paisley and modern day (1990-ish) comparison shots, side by side, I've also been considering making a video on Paisley. Hmmm.... food for thought.

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