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by Hughie
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Christmas greetings - Add yours
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Christmas greetings - Add yours

To all threetowners, from my family to yours, have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous, healthy and happy 2019 wherever you may be in the world. A special thanks to those who continue to support our forum - without your input we wouldn't exist. :santa03: https://i.imgur.com/Sm9Obpn.jpg Have a gre...
by Hughie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Scotch Cruise Pies
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Scotch Cruise Pies

Welcome home to Melbourne from NZ, Sarah. How was the cruise? :)
by Hughie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 1916
Views: 202778

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 3 December 1881 Raise Street, Saltcoats. When the operations for the new Railway Station are completed, the straight road up Raise Street will be closed, after an existence of about 171 years, and a new road formed round by and over Kyleshill Bridge. It is not generally ...
by Hughie
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic
Replies: 5134
Views: 387666

Re: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic

Our harmonica band were practising some Christmas tunes the other night, when another member noticed me having a wee grin to myself after we'd finished playing Jingle Bells. Being egged on I sang the words that come to mind from when I was a wee boy singing Jingle Bells. Clears throat... Oh my uncle...
by Hughie
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 3844
Views: 373629

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

2 DECEMBER 50 YEARS AGO - 2 DECEMBER 1960 Mr Joseph Brodie, 6 Carrick Place, Ardrossan , Collector of Dues for Ardrossan Harbour Company, retired on Wednesday (29 November 1960) after fifty years’ service with the Company. Hi George, He's likely to be a descendant of the Brodie who was a well known...
by Hughie
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Trivia Quiz - 26 - Christmas edition
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Trivia Quiz - 26 - Christmas edition

Just for fun - perhaps even educational. :santa03: 1. In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” what was Mr. Scrooge’s first name? Ebenezer 2. By what title was the song Jingle Bells originally released? One Horse Open Sleigh 3. What Christmas carol contains the line :Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la"? De...
by Hughie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Penny Tray
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: Happy birthday Penny Tray

All the best for your birthday, Penny. Have a great day and many thanks for your contributions. :)
by Hughie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Victorian sea healing hospital / site of former rent offices
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Victorian sea healing hospital / site of former rent offices

Word search ROCKVALE and then CHAMBERS to find information on the home at Montgomerie Crescent, previously submitted by 'Down South'. Well spotted, Penny. Susan, AKA 'Down South', and others have added so much to our forum over the years that it's become a virtual reference library for the three to...
by Hughie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 3844
Views: 373629

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

He took part in the Tobruk siege and also served in Greece. This is next to my grandkids primary school in Albert Park in Melbourne. In our early days in Melbourne (1964) when pubs shut at 6pm we used to go to the Rats of Tubruk building there and have a great Saturday night dance - it was a well k...
by Hughie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Station Bar getting a revamp
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Station Bar getting a revamp

I remember one Saturday afternoon having a few pints with the wife's side of the family who were regulars there. There was a betting shop across the road and I've often thought it was a wonder no one was killed rushing across the road to put on those last minute bets. :roll:
by Hughie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: T.V
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: T.V

The screaming is annoying which I'm sure audiences are encouraged to do when a singer begins on one of those audition shows. Stone the crows, that new show with 100 judges have them screaming and the judges commenting over the singing - not my cup of tea. I watch very little TV and then mostly on ca...
by Hughie
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Auchenharvie miners token
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Auchenharvie miners token

There is another item by the same seller on ebay. This relates to Robert Reid Cuninghame of Auchenharvie.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283276530069