Old Photograph Weavers Paisley Scotland

Old photograph of weavers in Paisley, Scotland. By the 19th century, Paisley had established itself as a centre of the weaving industry, giving its name to the Paisley shawl and the Paisley Pattern. The town's associations with political Radicalism were highlighted by its involvement in the Radical War of 1820, with striking weavers being instrumental in the protests. As of 1993, all of Paisley's mills had closed, although they are remembered in the town's museums and civic history.

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