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by canfactory
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Old betting shops in the three towns
Replies: 33
Views: 3300

Re: Old betting shops in the three towns

the Coia family At that time would it not been the MacAlpines......the Coia's arrived very late 70s early 80's they bought the old Veronica shop from Martin McDonald which was at the Cross, then they bought two more shops, one of which was that one stivis, I was at RBS Stevenston at the time of the...
by canfactory
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Old betting shops in the three towns
Replies: 33
Views: 3300

Re: Old betting shops in the three towns

Worked in there early 70’s and it was a strange wee building. No security, no alarm and two open counters. It wouldn’t happen these days. Great customers and staff though. It was the only RBS office I worked in where a jotter for messages was kept ‘round the back’. Almost every day somebody would o...
by canfactory
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Old betting shops in the three towns
Replies: 33
Views: 3300

Re: Old betting shops in the three towns

Worked in there early 70’s and it was a strange wee building. No security, no alarm and two open counters. It wouldn’t happen these days. Great customers and staff though. It was the only RBS office I worked in where a jotter for messages was kept ‘round the back’. Almost every day somebody would op...
by canfactory
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4351
Views: 448877

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD 14 MARCH 1891 GOLDEN WEDDING - ARDROSSAN Mr. and Mrs. JOHN THOMSON, Bute Place, were met in the Commercial Rooms on Thursday evening by about 50 friends and relatives to congratulate them on the occasion of their golden wedding, the first, it is believed, that has taken place in Ardr...
by canfactory
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy sports results 1968-9, 1971-3
Replies: 5
Views: 2631

Re: Ardrossan Academy sports results 1968-9, 1971-3

Thank you for these Susan. I left in 1970 but I can still remember the faces of many mentioned in the articles, especially the senior boys and girls who were all in my year(s) at the Academy.

Campbell
by canfactory
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Hughie - 25.1.2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2799

Re: Happy Birthday Hughie - 25.1.2019

Have a great day, Hughie. Happy birthday!
by canfactory
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Canfactory
Replies: 12
Views: 1850

Re: Happy birthday - Canfactory

Thank you Sandra and Wee Boney for your birthday wishes. Campbell
by canfactory
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Canfactory
Replies: 12
Views: 1850

Re: Happy birthday - Canfactory

Thanks folks for your messages, all very much appreciated. Aye Meg, now officially an OAP and to mark it we took a trip down to Ardrossan and Clyde Terrace. Lots of memories today and all good ones. Campbell
by canfactory
Sun May 27, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4351
Views: 448877

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD 26 MAY 1882 MARRIAGE FLETCHER – STEVENSON: At Montgomerie Lane, Ardrossan, on the 23rd instant, by the Rev. George Fairgrieve, DONALD FLETCHER, Carrie, Ardlamont, to JANET STEVENSON, daughter of the late James Stevenson, farmer, Kilbride, North Bute. Donald was my 2nd great uncle, Pe...
by canfactory
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4351
Views: 448877

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

I was sorry to read of Edith MacArthur's passing. She used to come into our office when she was in Ardrossan visiting her mother and brother and a very pleasant lady she was too. In the mid-80's I saw her in a play in Edinburgh acting with Walter Carr and John Grieve. Sadly, all of them gone now.
by canfactory
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Hughie
Replies: 19
Views: 1644

Re: Happy Birthday Hughie

Belated birthday wishes, Hughie. I hope you'd a great day.

Campbell
by canfactory
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Intimations 10 January 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: Intimations 10 January 2018

I'm really sorry to read this about Elsie, Meg and thanks for posting. Not seen her for a good few years and the last time we chatted she was living on the corner of Clyde Terrace and Millglen Road.

I know it's an age thing but these sad events are all I seem to hear about these days :(

Campbell