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Adult Ticket 1 hour before event starts £5.00 £0.92
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  • A total of 85 people – many of them children aged between nine and 14 who were working in local mills – died in the Paisley Canal disaster of November 10, 1810.

  • The tragedy took place just one week after a horse-drawn barge service was launched between Paisley and Johnstone.

  • The Countess of Eglinton was thronged with holidaying mill workers who had been given a day off for the Martinmass Fair.

  • As passengers travelling from Johnstone disembarked at the landing stage in Paisley, eager Buddies crowded on board and the boat capsized. The canal basin was only six feet deep but it had steep sides and very few people could swim. 115 people were rescued from the freezing water but, tragically, 85 of them died. The majority of them were aged under 20 and several were young children.

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The Paisley Centre Multistorey Car Park
Storie Street
PA1 2AP Paisley
United Kingdom


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