Ferguslie Mills Heritage Tourist Trail
© Copyright Walking Tours on Wheels   FERGUSLIE MILL HERITAGE TOUR ROUTE 1. Head along Ferguslie Main Road to first location The Girls Club on the left 2. Also on the left The General Managers...
The Ginger Snail 2017
        Sunday 26th August 1928 May Donoghue, nee McAllister, met her friend at Wellmeadow Café, Her friend ordered a pear and ice for herself and an ice cream float (a mix of...
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Ferguslie Mills Heritage Tourist Trail

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FERGUSLIE MILL HERITAGE TOUR ROUTE
1. Head along Ferguslie Main Road to first location The Girls Club on the left
2. Also on the left The General Managers Office
3. Slightly further along on the right is the Stables ( Grounds Men Houses ) Continue along to roundabout and turn left onto Station Road
4. Turn first left into The Stables and Store. Back out onto Station Road and continue up to the roundabout at Old Mill Road.
5. Turn left onto Old Mill Road at the Thread Mill Plaque
6. Turn first left into Turners Ave and along to The Counting which is on the left. Turn around and back out along Turners Ave then turn left back onto Old Mill Road
7. Continue along Old Mill Road up to the mini roundabout and turn left continue to the traffic lights and turn left onto Maxwellton Street and the Half Timers School is on the left. Turn left again into Maxwellton Road.
8. Turn left into Spoolers Gate and Bridge Lane Gate House is straight in front. The Tannahills Hole Foot Bridge can be reached on foot from here. Back out turning left onto Maxwellton Road
9. Continue along Maxwellton Road to The Senior Staff Canteen on the right
10. Also on the right the Highland Girls Building
11. Further along on the left is The White House (the suggested stopping point for the coach is here) to allow seeing the Gate house too
12. The North Gate House is also on the left past the White House.
13. Back on the coach and head to the Fountain Gardens
14. Head to the Mill Museum at the Mile End Mill in Seedhill Road
15.Finish At Paisley Abbey

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The Ginger Snail 2017

Ginger Snail Plaque

 

 

 

 

Sunday 26th August 1928 May Donoghue, nee McAllister, met her friend at Wellmeadow Café, Her friend ordered a pear and ice for herself and an ice cream float (a mix of ice cream and ginger beer) for Donoghue.

The owner of the café Francis Minchella brought over a tumbler of ice cream and poured on it ginger beer from a brown and opaque bottle labelled “D. Stevenson, Glen Lane Paisley”. Donoghue drank some of the ice cream float.

However when Donoghue’s friend lifted the bottle to pour the remainder of the ginger beer into the tumbler, it was alleged that a partially decomposed snail floated out of the bottle with the ginger beer and fell into the tumbler.

On the 9th April 1929 Donoghue brought an action against David Stevenson, an aerated water manufacturer in Paisley, in which she claimed £500 as damages for injuries sustained by her through drinking the ginger beer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paisley Tolbooth

PAISLEY TOLBOOTH

Old Paisley TolboothThe old Paisley Tolbooth is on the corner of High Street and Moss Street and was given to the Burgh in 1491 by Abbot George Shaw. In 1610 it was rebuilt due to its dilapidated condition. It served the purposes of the Municipal Building where the official Weights & Measures of the town were held in order to check on traders. It also acted as Burgh Courthouse and Town Jail. This is where the seven people accused of witchcraft were tried and found guilty before being taken to the Gallow Green to be executed on the 10th June 1697.

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City of Glasgow Bank built in the 1870sTwo further re-buildings took place in 1751 and 1882. In 1868 however the foundation work for a building being erected adjacent to the Tolbooth seriously undermined its stability and two years later it had to be demolished to make way for the City of Glasgow Bank built in the 1870s. The bank has gone and is now occupied by shops.

Ginger Snail

 

Ginger Snail Plaque

Sunday 26th August 1928 May Donoghue, nee McAllister, met her friend at Wellmeadow Café, Her friend ordered a pear and ice for herself and an ice cream float (a mix of ice cream and ginger beer) for Donoghue.

The owner of the café Francis Minchella brought over a tumbler of ice cream and poured on it ginger beer from a brown and opaque bottle labelled “D. Stevenson, Glen Lane Paisley”.
When May Donoghue drank some of the ice cream float Donoghue’s friend lifted the bottle to pour the remainder of the ginger beer into the tumbler it was alleged that a partially decomposed snail floated out of the bottle with the ginger beer and fell into the tumbler.

On the 9th April 1929 Donoghue brought an action against David Stevenson, an aerated water manufacturer in Paisley, in which she claimed £500 as damages for injuries sustained by her through drinking the ginger beer.

 

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