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by georgeflemingard
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Jerry's Pier, Ardrossan
Replies: 24
Views: 5790

Re: Jerry's Pier, Ardrossan

I remember ships, tied up on the western side of jerry's pier, that's the opposite side from the lovely wee sandy beach, where we used to dig for rag worms to use as bait for the fishing. These boats would be {I assume} waiting for the tide to be right before the Coffer dam, {which also acted as a s...
by georgeflemingard
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Hughie
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Happy Birthday Hughie

Happy birthday Hughie, hope you had a good one, but I'm sure you did.
All the best
George F
by georgeflemingard
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Robert Cook
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Happy birthday - Robert Cook

Happy Birthday Robert, all the best to you and yours.
George, your old next door neighbour.
by georgeflemingard
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Building near to Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Building near to Ardrossan Castle

Its very strange, I and my pals played on the cannon Hill for years. probably a year or so before you Hughie, and I cant remember every seeing that building. I'm sure if we had seen it we would have been in there exploring.
by georgeflemingard
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Photo of Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan in the 1950s or 1960s
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: Photo of Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan in the 1950s or 1960s

Penny tray, That's brilliant. That confirms the research I have done and came to the conclusion that, the address of "The Ardrossan Rest" was indeed 37 Glasgow Street. It also confirms what my late Mother told me, that it was later called "Jock's Lodge" . I also found out that Robert M Young was a r...
by georgeflemingard
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Post office Motor Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

Re: Post office Motor Bike

Don't know about tommy having an accident, cant remember him having a limp. but its all so long ago. I don't recall any of the Bikes at the SMCC. I was a member there for a number of years but left in 1959 for national Service, so it could have been after my time. It was a great Club we had lots of ...
by georgeflemingard
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Post office Motor Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

Post office Motor Bike

who amongst our members, remember when the Ardrossan post Office, Introduced motor bikes, I think it would be about 1953. At the time, I think the Motor Bikes were for the telegram Boys. The Bike was a 125cc BSA Bantam. I remember right, Tommy Ballantyne was one of the first to get one of these Bike...
by georgeflemingard
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Re: The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845

These accounts are a very interesting read, lots of information there about Ardrossan of old. One of the articles that surprised me was, that in ancient times the "Cannon Hill" had been an island.
Good stuff, great history lesson.
by georgeflemingard
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Local sandstone
Replies: 5
Views: 2487

Re: Local sandstone

On the Island of Arran, in the small village of Corrie, there is a wee harbour called "Sandstone Quay", at the side of the harbour there is still to this day a large pile of Red Sandstone Blocks all cut to a square shape about the right size that would be used to build, for instance "Eglington Schoo...
by georgeflemingard
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: New additional needs school - destruction of Auchenharvie playing fields
Replies: 35
Views: 16803

Re: New additional needs school - destruction of Auchenharvie playing fields

Not sure how clean the area is now, but the area I am thinking about is at the main entrance to the factory where there was a large parking space, where upwards of 20 double decker bus's used to park, also a railway platform where the workers disembarked form places all over Ayrshire. Inside the mai...
by georgeflemingard
Thu May 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: New additional needs school - destruction of Auchenharvie playing fields
Replies: 35
Views: 16803

Re: New additional needs school - destruction of Auchenharvie playing fields

Why not build the New school, where Ardeer Factory used to be. I imagine there is enough room there for many more than one School. There would be no through traffic, it would also be healther with fresh sea breezes. A bus service could easely be provided at start and finish school times.
by georgeflemingard
Fri May 11, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: S,S Midland stranded
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: S,S Midland stranded

Yes Penny tray, I was thinking of the breakwater which I will now call "the New one" I had no idea that there had been an earlier breakwater closer in shore. No sign of this breakwater when we were growing up. But of course a lot of that land was recovered when they built the "Shell Mex" so thanks f...