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Paisley

Paisley is a large town about 7 miles west of Glasgow city centre. Since the late 18th century the town was a centre for weaving and is well known for Paisley pattern and Paisley pattern. The town also has a historical connection with radicalism, going back to strikes by weavers in 1820.

Paisley is also known for Paisley Abbey a large church which never gained the status of Cathedral but in past days was the central hub for religion in the west side of Renfrew.

In the early 20th century (about 1910) George Kilkie and his wife Mary Ann Kilkie nee Duffy moved to Paisley from Pollokshaws -  probably for work. George lived there until he died in 1978. George and Mary Ann children had 6 children, all but one died in childhood. Two died of diseases common at the time, whilst the other two were killed in the infamous Glen Cinema disaster in 1929. The eldest child son George b 1915 lived in Paisley all his life and died in 1990.

 

Last modified onWednesday, 21 December 2016 01:37

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