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by canfactory
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Intimations 10 July 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 541

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: 4824
Views: 539359

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: 2546

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: 11764

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: 11764

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: 36
Views: 11764

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: 4824
Views: 539359

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: 3935

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: 4237

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: 2953

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: 2953

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: 4824
Views: 539359

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...