RWH1697 Memorial Unveiled 10th June 2015

RWH1697 Memorial

RWH1697 Memorial

On Wednesday 10th June 2015 we saw the 318th aniversary of the 1697 exeuction of 7 people accused of bewitching Christian Shaw.

To mark the Anniversary we unveiling a new Memorial to those found guilty and exectuted.   The Memorial was designed and produced by Hey Diddle Doodle for RWH1697 and will compliment the small Shaw Family Tree already on display withing the Heritage and Creative Hub.

The Memorial is now on display in the Heritage & Creative Hub.


The Memorial an smaller Shaw Family Tree were designed and created by Kirsteen Bishop of Hey Diddle Doodle

RWH1697 at Monte Carlo Rally Send Off

Monte Carlo Rally 2015

RWH1697 Actors will be present at the send off for the Monte Carlo Rally on Wednesday 18th January 2015.

Events kick off from 4pm with the Capital FM Roadshow, along with a variety of entertainment and street performances.

Cars will begin to leave Abbey Close at 6.45pm at 1 minute intervals until approximately 9pm.

100 Views of Paisley in 1920’s and 30’s

We have just published 100 views of Paisley in the 1920’s and 30’s onto our new Heritage Colletion Website.

The slides from the Burgh Sanitation Department may not sound appealing at first glance – but there are some great images of the town!  The Slides were donated to RWH1697 by an anonimous donor, who’s father had found them in a skip in the 1950’s or 60’s.

The views can be seen on our new Heritage Collection Website at 

If you have any old Glass Slides or images of Paisley or Renfrewshire that you would like to donatate to our archives, they would be most welcome.

Heritage Walks (October to December 2014)

These are the dates and topics for our Heritage Walks between October and December 2014

Walk leave the Heritage & Creative Hub at 1.30pm and we aim to return within 2 hours.

13th October.  Paisley Witchcraft sites.

20th October. Paisley Canal

27th October.  Paisley’s Textile Heritage


3rd November. Paisley witchcraft sites

10th November. Paisley Canal

17th November.  Paisley’s Textile Heritage

24th November.  Paisley Witchcraft Sites


1st December. Paisley Canal

8th December. Paisley’s Textile Heritage

15th December.  Paisley Witchcraft Sites

Walks recommence in February 2015


All walks are run subject to a minimum of 2 customers attending.

Between October and May walks are run subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled at short notice due wind, heavy rain, ice and snow.

New Walking Tours of Paisley

Walking Tours will start on Monday 14th July between 1.30 and 3.30pm. The first walk will be Paisley’s Witchcraft Sites.

The Cost will be £5 for Adults, £3 for children and £15 for Families (2 Adults/ 2 children) RWH1697 Friends can join for £3.50.

We presently have 3 walks planned: Walk 1 – Paisley’s Witchcraft Sites; Walk 2 – Paisley Canal & Maxwelton; Walk 3 – Paisley’s Textile Heritage.

We shall post details of each weeks walk on the website, and a poster in the Hub window will say which tour is happening the following Monday.

Sma’ Shot Day 2014

We shall be at SMA’ SHOT DAY this coming Saturday, 5th July.   We shall be participating in the Parade from the  Broadie Park to Abbey Close and we shall have a selection of our gifts and mechandise availabale at our stall including Paisley Pattern Ties, earings, necklaces, rings, booklets, notpads, pens, pencils and keyings amongst many others.   Why not come along and support us and the many other charities that will be there!