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Reeve's Message

Centenial Chairman's Message

Centenial Committee

1967 Dominion Centennial in Paisley

Our Governing Officials - Then & Now

Early Officials and Current Council

Paisley Tartan

Paisley Map

Street Map

Arial View

Satelite Photo

History Speaks

History Speaks

Paisley's First Settlers - Orchard & Rowe

Recollections - Mrs. Nelson Howe

Recollections - Mrs. Duncan McGregor

Recollections - Gladys McMorran

Recollections - Lauchena (Blue) Dietz

Paisley's First Circus - W.H. Reed

Paisley - Then & Now

Excerpts from Paisley Advocate files

Main Street North



Trains, Railway Bridges & Stations

Spaning the Waters


Boats built in Paisley



Reminiscing - Miss Poast

Reminiscing - J.B. Vasey

Class Pictures 1913 - 1973

Our Religious Heritage

The Church of the Ascension

Methodist Church

Baptist Church

Knox United Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Paisley Missionary Church

Clubs, Fraternities & Societies

Erna Rebekah Lodge

Ahiram Lodge I.O.O.F.

Aldworth Lodge A.F & A.M.

Paisley Loyal Orange Lodge 734

Paisley Rotary Club

Paisley Women's Institute

Paisley Horticulture Society

Junior Farmers


Cards & Checkers


Fall Fair

Paisley Agricultural Society

Fall Fair Pictures

Library & Fire Department

Hydro & Waterworks

Lawyers & Banks



The Tidings Tree

Rural Mail

Post Office


The Paisley Advocate



Stark's Mill

Fisher's Mills

The Foundry

J.B. McArthur's Carriage Works

Paisley Manufacturing Works

Paisley Brick & Tile

and more ...

Mechants of Yesterday

Thomas Orchard, John Claxton, etc.

Merchant Advertising 1867

Merchants of Today

J.S. Muir, Paisley Inn, James Bakery, etc.

Bruce Nuclear Power Development


A Century of Sports



Horseshoe Pitching

The Caledonia Society



Lawn Bowling

Paisley Snowdrifters

Hockey was the Game

Memories by Ross McKenzie

Many team photos

More Hockey Photographs

Figure Skating

Some names required on picture


The 1948 Arena fire

Memories by Ross McKenzie

Arena Opening 1948 Program

- Hockey Team Pictures

Arena Opening 1949 Program


Century Citizens

Thomas McBeath

William Wrightson

Mr. & Mrs. J.A. McArthur

Military History

Canadian Legion - Paisley Branch

Legion Ladies' Auxiliary

Music & Entertainment

Memories by P. Goldie

Jim Patterson & Northern Gentlemen

Photos of other Music Groups

Our Distinguished Sons & Daughters

David Milne - Canadian Artist

Isabella Vanancy Crawford - Poet

Jean Cameron - Canadian Artist

Alexander Maitland Stephen - Author

Thomas O'Hagan - The Old Brindle Cow

Wind, Water and Fire

Wind Storms



Wind, Water and Fire II


Odds & Sods

Guess Who & Where

The Matrimonial Market

Candid Shots

Scenes of 1974



In anticipation of the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of The Village of Paisley as an incorporated municipality a Centennial Committee was formed to organize the events of the Centennial Year, 1974.

One of the planned projects was an album to record as many events of the past and present as could be reasonably be assembled and published in book form. The result was a remarkable publication entitled “An Historic Album of Paisley”.

The Album was quickly sold out and has been out of print for over 40 years.

To make this historical record available to as many people as possible it was decided to scan the contents and make it accessible on the internet.

Although the format was changed to accommodate the computer screen the content have not been changed. The album was printed in black and white but some of the original pictures were old postcards from a collection accumulated by Stien Vanderplas, many of these  have been reproduced here in colour.

Since space is not restricted we have added more photographs and material relevant to the album.

If you have corrections or want to add relevant information please contact us at our
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Web Site Creation 
Design and Production - Case Vanderplas 
Technical Assistance - Rob Vanderplas 
Conflict Mediator - Kathy Vanderplas 
Project Started February 2013


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