Jim’s Gems

  • Woodside First Aid Post : The Complete Story is now available to purchase on 2 DVDs.  The first disc covers the unveiling and dedication ceremony of the memorial cairn, which was held on 6th May 2012, and shows the full ceremony plus interviews with Jenny Enterkin (one of the survivors of the disaster), Robert McEnhill and others.  The second disc covers the 75th Anniversary Service of the disaster, held on 8th May 2016.  Again it covers the full ceremony and the tea dance afterwards, with a reading of the story of the disaster, tributes and interviews.  These discs are a wonderful memorial and tribute to those who perished in the disaster.  If you are interested in purchasing the DVDs, please email woodsidefap1941@gmail.com or text 07974 384764.


  • Jim thought some of you might find this link interesting – https://www.rbdigital.com/50emagazine/service/zinio/ – it allows you to download digital editions of your favourite magazines, which can be stored in your account for as long as you want, at no charge.  Fantastic!


  • As many of our members will know, in November last year Jim saw the completion of 7 years’ of hard work and research with the publication of his book, Paisley’s Fallen in the War 1914 – 1918.  This book lists all of the Paisley men and women who lost their lives during the war and is a wonderful tribute to their ultimate sacrifice.  The book may be loaned from Central Library in Paisley, or an online copy can be viewed at Paisley’s Fallen in the War 1914-18


  • Some of you may find this video clip interesting – http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-paisley-childrens-happy-hunting-ground-1929/  – it shows a group of children forming a ‘scrum’ outside the New Alex cinema, which used to be in Orr Street in Paisley, in 1929.  This was a marketing ploy by the cinema – to film the children then encourage parents to come along to the cinema to try to spot their child on screen!


  • Jim thought that this link – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35612374 – might be of interest to some of you, concerning oak trees which were planted throughout the UK in memory of soldiers killed during the Battle of Verdun in WWI.  If anyone has any knowledge about these trees having been planted in Scotland, would you please let the society know.



  • Here is the website for the Catholic Parish Registers of Ireland – if you go to the map, you can click on it to zoom into counties, parishes and dioceses : http://registers.nli.ie/



One Response

  1. Laurie Wade
    Laurie Wade / 8-21-2018 / ·

    Just checked out the link to Paisleys Fallen in the War 1914-18. Probably have relatives on here. What a treasure trove of info this is!

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