Paisley & District

Local History

PAISLEY & DISTRICT U3A - LOCAL HISTORY GROUP Update, February 2020

If you are interested in joining us please contact the group leader via the CONTACTS page on the Paisley & District U3A website.

Welcome to those of you have recently asked to join our mailing list. The following is a guide to what's going on over the next few months. Please feel free to let us know if you have any other suggestions for topics, visits or activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAR 2020
Monday 16th March at 11am
We are very pleased to let you know that Valerie Reilly has agreed to present "The Great and the Good – a tour of Woodside Cemetery (without getting wet!)"
The venue will be upstairs at Fairfulls. More details to follow.

APR 2020
Thursday 16th April. Time TBC
The Architecture group has kindly invited us to join them on a guided tour of Newark Castle, Port Glasgow. More details to follow.

MAY 2020
Monday 18th May at noon (Timing change to make sure you're paying attention !)
Kilbarchan Weavers Cottage
The cottage doesn't open till 13:00 so the suggestion is to meet earlier and have a spot of lunch before the visit in Habbies Pub which is a short walk away. Numbers permitting the Architecture Group may come along with us on the day.

OTHER ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

Radical Rising Project (Joint research project with Glasgow West End U3a)
Some of the group are working on a joint project with Glasgow WE U3A on the Radical Rising of 1820 in Scotland. If you'd like more information, check out Glasgow West End website, or contact Helen. We are holding an an event in the Methodist Hall in Paisley on Sat 25th April 2020 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the rising. Please pop in on the day and see what we've been up to !

Re-imagining the Museum
No update on this as things have been very quiet in recent months.

Best wishes
Helen & Dorothy

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The year so far :

January
Monday 20th January at 11am
Radical Risings at The Secret Collection
We heard the stories of a number of items relating to the 1820 Radical Risings in Paisley. This was led by Archie Henderson of the Paisley Museum team and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

FEB 2020
Monday 17th February at 11am
Tour of the Paisley Secret Collection
This was a general look at the entire collection now that all of the artefacts have been moved into the Paisley High Street premises. The Social History section in particular was very enjoyable and the Weaving / Art and Ceramic collections were very impressive.

More Group Pages
Architecture Group Art Appreciation Book Group Conversational French
Conversational Spanish Local History Nordic Walking Opera appreciation
Scrabble Group The Garden Gang Theatre/Cinema
More Group Pages
Architecture Group Art Appreciation
Book Group Conversational French
Conversational Spanish Local History
Nordic Walking Opera appreciation
Scrabble Group The Garden Gang
Theatre/Cinema