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Paisley Directory and General Advertiser for 1899-1900, The
including comprehensive and accurate directories of Renfrew, Johnstone, Quarrelton, Elderslie, Inkermann, Blackston, Clippens, Linwood, Howwood, Kilbarchan, etc
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ISBN 0902664328
SERIES Streets Ago
Paperback  360 pages
Subject [Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs ] [Local history ] [Urban communities ] [Renfrewshire ] [British History, c 1800 to c 1900 ]
Published 3rd February 2003
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Paisley grew rapidly with the cotton industry, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It became famous world-wide for the use of the ‘boteh’ motif in the ‘Paisley Pattern’ shawl. Although only a short distance from the expanding metropolis of Glasgow, it retained its own identity. The Directory Contents include: Alphabetical and Trades and Professions Directories of Paisley and surrounding villages, together with lists of the officials of religious, political and recreational societies, organisations and official bodies, Distances between Paisley and nearly 200 places in the County of Renfrewshire, Post Office arrangements and a Tramways and Omnibus Traffic Timetable. A fascinating opportunity to see the social structure of a prosperous Abbey town at the end of the Victorian era.

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