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by canfactory
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

Meg wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:43 pm
And you had to buy 20 No.6 from that Campbell didn’t you :wink:
I did indeed, Meg and you've a good memory :wink: If things were really tight it would be a packet of No.10 or Extra.
by canfactory
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

Maybe the RBSin Nineyard Street went to Dockhead Street first and then to Chapelwell Street. The Nineyard Street one wasn't automated when I was there. Everything was handwritten in pen and ink, and we had those old fashioned pens which required a nib affixed at the end and we dipped them into the ...
by canfactory
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

hahaya2004 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Campbell, could it have been Gibson's? They had a tearoom upstairs. My mum worked there 1964/65 before we moved to Germany.
Irene
Thank you Irene. Gisbon's it was and I'd forgotten they had a tearoom upstairs.

Campbell
by canfactory
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

wellparkno9, nothing wrong with your memory. If I'm remembering correctly, when Chapewell Street branch was ready they first moved staff from the Nineyard Street branch and closed it. Within a week or two the staff from 89 Dockhead Street were transferred to the new office and it too was closed. I f...
by canfactory
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

wellparkno9 - it was 89 Dockhead Street, right at the Flemings, Chapelwell Street corner. Google tells me it's now a shop called Cover-Up.

janp - J.S. Paterson - remember him so very well. He was a gentleman.

Campbell
by canfactory
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

I started working at RBS Dockhead Street in 1970. In my first 5 minutes the manager took me into his room and let me know that the sign above the door, ‘Royal Bank of Scotland’ had only been up for less than a year and this was a National Commercial branch, still using their systems and be mindful o...
by canfactory
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Saltcoats newsagents Starks to close after 112 years
Replies: 23
Views: 2094

Re: Saltcoats newsagents Starks to close after 112 years

Thanks for all the details about where the A T May shops were. But I'm still no further forward as to, were A T Mays taken over by Thomas Cook. JD. :( John, did a bit of digging for you. In 1970/71 I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland in Dockhead Street and AT Mays had a strong connection at that bra...
by canfactory
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Intimations 10 July 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: Intimations 10 July 2019

I’m very sorry to read about the death of Robert Howie. My dad started work as a lorry driver for his father Allan Howie long before Robert took over the business. He drove for them for decades and only stopped when his eyesight began to fail in the 1990’s. My commiserations to a very nice family.
by canfactory
Tue May 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 5145
Views: 601771

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

>GLASGOW HERALD >27 MAY 1970 > >MAN DIED UNDER SON’S TRUCK John and Jessie Muir were our neighbours on Clyde Terrace and I remember this tragedy. John Snr loved and raced greyhounds and I think he also kept pigeons at the back of the house. In my mind I can still see Jessie heading off in the summer...
by canfactory
Thu May 16, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Intimations 15 May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Intimations 15 May 2019

Meg, Laurence is correct. Johnnie only had a sister, Geraldine. David was his cousin.

Campbell
by canfactory
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Old betting shops in the three towns
Replies: 36
Views: 18616

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: 36
Views: 18616

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...