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Britain from above – Paisley

Paisley Abbey Britain from above

Britain from Above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953. Register to zoom into these amazing pictures, identify mystery images, and share memories.

There is a page which features lots of amazing photos of Paisley from the air, housing schemes like Foxbar, Ferguslie and Gallowhill are not even built yet and the mill industry is in full flow. They are a fantastic snapshot of life in the early part of last century.

Paisley Abbey still has the ramshackle houses to the right of it and it shows the amount of land the mills covered to the East and West of the town.

If you have memories of Paisley at this time please join our Facebook Group page  –Click here for the Facebook Group 

To see the Paisley Skyline in the Britain above website click this link 

 

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Sma Shot Day 2011

This years Sma Shot Day Festivities will take place on July the 2nd 2011.

The event will start from Brodie Park and take its traditional approach to Paisley Town Centre and Paisley Abbey where the burning of the cork will take place “see image”

The traditional event, which is one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the country, is one which is continuing to get larger each year and is certainly one a Paisley family event not to be missed.

Sma Shot Day celebrates the victory of Paisley’s weavers over the town’s mill owners in the 19th century. The owners refused to pay their staff for the Sma’ (small) Shot thread which was unseen but held together the famous Paisley patterned cashmere shawls.

A long fight and political battle ensued which the weavers eventually won and renamed the traditional July holiday Sma Shot Day.

You can find out more about Sma Shot day by visiting the Paisley History section and also we have lots more photographs on our Flickr Gallery..

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Videos about Paisley

I have uploaded lots of high definition “alright a bit shaky but I am just learning” videos about and around the town of Paisley. I have also uploaded them to our Gallery section giving our visitors a way to enjoy our town in pictures and in video.

Simply go the Gallery section or click here to go straight to the section, I will update and add more all the time.

If you have any suggestions to where I could video next then please contact us and let us know. Hope you enjoy them.

Paisley on the web.