Due to heavy lorry traffic, the stainless steel horseshoe has been twisted off the bronze tondo at Maxwellton cross, we are appealing to your readers, in addition to the readers at this website to help us locate it. We are offering a £50 reward and a Glen Cinema DVD for its return. The S/S Horseshoe cost £375 to manufacture it is this expensive as normally horseshoes are made of cheaper iron or aluminium.

Our Colleagues in the roads department of the council have deduced that the torque exerted when a heavy lorry is turning from George Street into Maxwellton street is responsible for the loss.

The disappearance was first notice on a Friday morning by one of our members whilst out for a walk.


So any indications of where it might be before too much bad luck returns to Paisley would be gratefully received as would donations to help with the cost of replacement.

As part of our future plans to re-enact the witches story we will be raising awareness of the horrific story of their deaths by laying a horseshoe shaped wreath on the Gallow Green, where they were tortured and burned. The laying of the wreath will be on the 313th anniversary of their deaths in 1697 on Thursday the 10th June at 1.30. Our message on the wreath will be the same as is on the Bronze Tondo at Maxwellton ‘Pain Inflicted, Suffering Endured, Injustice Done’ this is in acknowledgement that the folk of Paisley and Renfrewshire were wrong in our actions a that time. This event turned out to be the last mass execution for witchcraft in western Europe.

Her is a link to a previous story the PDE ran and also a link to wikipedia.

Hope that you can help bring their plight to a wider audience.

Warm Regards

Piero Pieraccini


Paisley Development Trust

email paisley_development_trust@yahoo.co.uk


Founder of Paisley.org.uk in 1998 and constantly strives to change peoples attitudes to the town, Brian is a self described Paisley Digital Champion who promotes Paisley via any means necessary. You can also follow me on X