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used to have to walk from the ironmongers in shuttle street up to this building to deliver primus stoves and tilley lamps in my first job as an apprentice ironmonger after leaving school , lasted less than a year before becoming apprentice joiner, my wage as an ironmonger was 11.25 pence an hour ! had to work late to do my studying and also work saturday mornings i remember clearing £11 a week - then as a joiner apprentice it was £18 a week for less hours and got paid for going to college, i was in that very same ironmongers back shop on sunday , having a meal in cibo

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OK

I googled Milne and Paisley and got this:

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THAT's St Mirin's Academy to me. smile.png

ETA: I LEFT PAISLEY SOME TIME AGO.

I haven't been on this thread for a while, so my apologies if this has already been mentioned - I believe the "Craig" of Milne Craig (previously Milne Craig & Corson, I think) was Yule Craig, formerly chairman of St Mirren FC.

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I haven't been on this thread for a while, so my apologies if this has already been mentioned - I believe the "Craig" of Milne Craig (previously Milne Craig & Corson, I think) was Yule Craig, formerly chairman of St Mirren FC.

Nope. It's new info, wilbur. :)

To me, at least...

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i loved the statement above the main door of reid kerr "let no one enter who would deny craftsmanship"

'and a fine motto it is too.

I remember reading that countless times as a wee boy, from busses going up/down the Renfrew Road.

I didn't attend R-K, but adopted the spirit of that motto. I have posted it outside office doors in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Oman and now beside my desk here in Bangkok.

I believe the original is no longer there, at the entrance point where it used to be when I was a boy. I suppose it disappeared during one of their several expansions. Anyone know what happened to it? Is it displayed elsewhere within R-K?

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PICTURE 123 is the Original Secession Church at 3 Wellmeadow and is unlisted! Considering the architect was the great TG himself that is a surprise - all his work should be listed smile.png

Built in 1891. Gothic style. It is perhaps better known as Myles Camping Centre to many Buds of a certain vintage. I remember buying sleeping bags and other bids and bobs from there. Unfortunately is is now on the Buildings at Risk register which is no surprise considering the state it is in. A planning application to turn it into cafe/bar with workshops was approved in 2004 but obviously didnt go ahead which is a pity.

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Fair point Insaintee. I admit it is not his best work however a good cleanup would improve it no end. Was actually surprised to discover it was a TG. To me it maybe demonstrates his versatility.

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Here is the story behind 'a slug o ginger'. We covered it before (Picture 16 Co-operative building in Lady Lane) in a general discussion but besides this new plaque there is nothing else there to identify the site.

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Yet another clock. Looks italianate, but with red brick below the plinth. So possibly industrial the obvious suggestion is the mill buildings, but I'm thinking this one is in behind the station. Probably wrong

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Oi, i resembled that remark this morning. Darn opening days. whistling.gif

aye bowling green opening days (open as many bottles / cans / casks of alcohol as you can days). not all bad though - you probably earned another wee badge to put on your blazer

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Sorry. Been busy over Easter.

PICTURE 124 is the Seedhill Gatehouse or West Gatehouse for the Anchor Mills. B Listed. Built in 1909. Architect unknown to me. Was recently the Office (?) of the Abbey Mill Business Centre. Unsure of its current use.

Some good images of it here ....

http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/search_item/index.php?service=RCAHMS&id=198846&image_id=SC1290945

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