Old Photograph Canal Street Renfrew Scotland
Old photograph of Canal Street in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Renfrew is a town 6 miles west of Glasgow. Renfrew is often called the Cradle of the Royal Stewarts for its early link with Scotland's former royal house. The role of the Stewarts of Renfrew was important in 1315 when Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward married Marjorie, daughter of King Robert the Bruce. Their son succeeded to the throne as Robert II of Scotland. Renfrew gained royal burgh status in 1397. The town is also a barony: the current Baron of Renfrew is Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, the Prince of Wales, who holds lands in the area. The former Renfrew Airport was located to the south of the town, only a couple of miles from the present Glasgow Airport. The Renfrew Ferry connects to Yoker on the north bank of the Clyde, with the crossing taking a few minutes to make. Renfrew was also once served by a series of stations on a branch of the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway. I hope these might be of interest to folks with Scottish Ancestry or Roots in Scotland.
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