The Jewel In The Crown

As i intimated a couple of weeks ago, Paisley Abbey is not my favourite building in Paisley. It is a beautiful building that is difficult to take a bad picture of, but it is edged out, in my mind, by the Coats Memorial Church.

Catch The Sun: 7 June 2008, F/3, 1/11s, ISO 100

All It’s Glory: Front on (with Coats Observatory to the left), 31 January 2015, F/3.2, 1/100s, ISO 100, 5mm

Completed in 1894, the church was funded by the Coats family as a memorial to the founder of the J&P Coats company and funder of various projects in Paisley, John Coats. Coats himself passed away in 1883 with construction of the church taking 8 years. It is no longer in use as a church, an appeal in 2019 attempted to raise funds to renovate the church with a view to converting the building to a public venue space. (for more information see here…)

Stand!: The pulpit at Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Renfrewshire Open Doors Day, 7 September 2019, F/4.5, 1/15s, ISO 100, 18mm

Open Doors… ; On the steps, Renfrewshire Open Doors Day, 7 September 2019, F/14, 1/80s, ISO 100, 18mm

Waiting For The Night; Straight on, blue hour shot. 2 October 2019, f/5.6, 1/15s, ISO 100, 20mm

The last pic was the trickiest of the lot to pull off, thanks to a busy road and a group of young adults heading into the castle grounds who I didn’t want in the picture.

Published by Allan Moore

Paisley born, work in finance, used to write dispatches from Paisley but now looking to showcase my photography.

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