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PICTURE 77 is 10-12 George ST. B Listed and built in 1840. Unsure about its original use (warehouse related to the cotton / weaving industry?) but it is now flats. Check http://www.mcewanfra...k/property-1565 if you fancy buying one.

Decided to go back to a CLUE again for the next one. PICTURE 78 CLUE is ........

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Sorry guys. Been on Sunny Millport over the weekend. No sign of wee Chico hiding there.

I thought a lot of you would recognise the building from the inside and am impressed that you took enough time on the way in to have a good look at the building as you wouldnt see it on the way out through the back way to the black vans. It is indeed Paisley Sheriff Court. A Listed. Built 1885 with Clarke & Bell being the Architects. I look forward to reading your memories of this place. :)

PICTURE 78 CLUE is the second image.

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Maybe I been away too long ... but I thought it was an east end church?

We've already had the one with the dodgy spire. Cannae imagine all the godless creatures that reside in the East End would require more than one token church - and it cant be as far out as Ralston as that is not in Paisley.

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Interest in this thread seems to have waned recently. After I post PICTURE 80 I am going to suspend it until probably the new season starts. Enjoy the sunshine folks smile.png

My interest in this thread hasn't waned any Sonny, but I must admit I'm not visiting as frequently due to the Jools/Parisi/Perthshire fiasco that general nonsense has deteriorated into over the last few weeks, I'm hoping for a return to normality shortly, but fear it won't last long as things usually go a bit daft when the schools get out for the holidays.

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My interest in this thread hasn't waned any Sonny, but I must admit I'm not visiting as frequently due to the Jools/Parisi/Perthshire fiasco that general nonsense has deteriorated into over the last few weeks, I'm hoping for a return to normality shortly, but fear it won't last long as things usually go a bit daft when the schools get out for the holidays.

This is exactly the reason I'm not visiting as much either.

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I don't think it's waned, I think it's just getting a bit more difficult lol

Would you prefer no clues and just the image? Cast your vote guys....

We need a clue for this one...looks like an old school again.

Famous Elvis Costello song :)

My interest in this thread hasn't waned any Sonny, but I must admit I'm not visiting as frequently due to the Jools/Parisi/Perthshire fiasco that general nonsense has deteriorated into over the last few weeks, I'm hoping for a return to normality shortly, but fear it won't last long as things usually go a bit daft when the schools get out for the holidays.

Thanks guys. Was beginning to feel I was just posting to myself. I am so aware the silly season has started with some downright rubbish being posted and I too will read very little except the Rumours Forum over the next couple of months. I'll post a shot every few days or even weekly to keep things going until some greater normality and interest returns with the fitba. :)

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i've been waiting on this one ever since my daughter took me for a curry after her wedding , i stood looking at it while having a fag break , it's the arthur allison memorial hall on glasgow road, as mentioned by lethal and Ms saint

That's very annoying as I have been admiring that building for the last couple of years I have been walking past it. I have been waiting for it to pop in Sonny's thread...BAWZ!!!!

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That's very annoying as I have been admiring that building for the last couple of years I have been walking past it. I have been waiting for it to pop in Sonny's thread...BAWZ!!!!

i'm gutted i wasn't first to get it as well, feckin laptop closed itself down, due to feckin bt broadband home hub problems, SONNY, pardon my ignorance but what links this with an elvis costello song

edited to add - oh right i remember now "alison"

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I thought you would have got that Sid as you seem to have an interest in Glasgow Rd (but not as far as Ralston). smile.png

PICTURE 78 is the Arthur Allison Memorial Hall built by Robert Allison in memory of his brother Arthur. The Hall was the Church Hall of Greenlaw Church and built in 1893. The architect? - none other than the great TG himself (again!). C Listed (surely some mistake? All TG's buildings should be B listed at least.)

Robert Allison was another of Paisley's many philanthropists and he almost single handedly put up the finance to build the tower at the Abbey and demolish the slums around it and landscape the area. He started off as a timber merchant in Love St and soon had a large business of shipping, timber and insurance.

I have printed the full image of PICTURE 79 as I have absolutely no idea as to anything about this building in Whitehaugh Ave near the Allison Hall. I have magnified the inscription to see if it helps anyone provide some more info on it. Images 4 and 5 here.

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Interest in this thread seems to have waned recently. After I post PICTURE 80 I am going to suspend it until probably the new season starts. Enjoy the sunshine folks :)

Been working.

Only erratically online and frustrated when I see the images that i've missed! :)

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I think it was an old army barracks

Still in use AFAIK - previously the Royal Artillery Barracks, now used by the Air Cadets.

Edit: think the Air Cadets have moved to Hawkhead now (seems they were originally based at Rolls Royce).

Seems to have been attached to the military for some time - shows up as barracks on Bluto's old Paisley Maps - you can see it here

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