Aug 12th 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of the passing of one of Paisley's best loved Buddies, Willie Gallacher. Willie Gallacher was a Communist MP for West Fife and as a member of Red Clydeside movement in the first part of the Twentieth Century, he played an important part in the rise of socialism in Britain. Local filmmaker Alex Cathcart was inspired to find out more about this sometimes-controversial Buddie
Paul Mothersole’s Hidden Railways which takes us back to the heyday of Paisley’s railways Paul Russell’s film ‘Honey I Shrunk the Railway’ is a charming look at the trials and tribulations of keeping the ever popular Barshaw Park model railway running. Alasdair Shaw’s ‘Captain Lockdown’ is a surprising and charming tale of superheroes embattled by the problems of saving the world during lockdown.
The Renfrew Rhymer is a new film on the life of Walter McCorrisken. With the help of Walter’s son, Richard, filmmaker, Paul Russell tells the amazing story of the Renfrew poet and writer’s life
We are presenting a few films about Tannahill to celebrate his birthday. The initial film is from 1974 by Falconer Houston and is enacted by pupils from Castlehead High school. The film is followed by three poems brought to life by local community groups.
Renfrew On Film An evening celebrating five years of local music and archive film. Featuring music from Renfrew Burgh Band and Alistair Iain Paterson. Special Guest Ann Cameron from National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive
When Renfrew Roared, features footage of the final and interviews with Renfrew Juniors legendary centre forward, Jimmy Rundell –and fan, Campbell McGregor. There were 49,000 fans at Hampden on May 19 1962, for the final between Renfrew and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy. The match ended a 1-1 draw, with Jimmy Rundell scoring, but unfortunately, Renfrew lost 1-0 in the replay, which was also staged at the national stadium.