Old Photograph Laying Tram Lines Paisley Scotland

Old photograph of laying Tram lines in Paisley, by Glasgow, Scotland. The West End is on the road to Johnstone on the West, and Glasgow on the East, and stands at the head of Castle Street, the birthplace of the poet Tannahill. Castle Street leads to Castlehead, and to Canal Street Castlehead Church, in the burial ground in lie the remains of Tannahill. The Scottish poet Robert Tannahill was born at Castle Street in Paisley on 3 June 1774, the fourth son in a family of seven. His mother was Janet Pollock from Boghall Farm near Beith and his father was James Tannahill from Kilmarnock. He died on May 17, 1810, after burning all his manuscripts and drowning himself in a culverted stream under the Paisley Canal, where he was found because he had left his jacket at the mouth of the tunnel.

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