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by georgeflemingard
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Post office Motor Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 2195

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: 2195

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: 1347

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: 2087

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: 15011

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: 15011

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: 2082

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...
by georgeflemingard
Thu May 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: S,S Midland stranded
Replies: 5
Views: 2082

S,S Midland stranded

While reading through "This day in History" I came across an artical about the Ship S,S Midland which was stranded on the sands outside the Breakwater in Ardrossan Harbour, on or about the 21st march 1880. What I found strange was that the story said, "The ship was refloated with the help of the har...
by georgeflemingard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Ermo Marroni's chip shop
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: Ermo Marroni's chip shop

I remember the fish and Chip shop at the top of Glasgow street so well, Best chips in the three towns. One thing that sticks out in my mind , was the line of people waiting for their fish and chips. The delay was usually caused by Ermo heating up the large fryer, which was coal fired. His method of ...
by georgeflemingard
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The Grants - Now McGlone's
Replies: 22
Views: 8093

Re: The Grants - Now McGlone's

Interesting to read that sentance about an icecream Van Parked on the 200 meter limit from the School.
I never heard of this rule before. Is this the Law now back there in the old country.
George F
by georgeflemingard
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: World Scotch Pie Champions
Replies: 35
Views: 11977

Re: World Scotch Pie Champions

Just came back from a holiday back in the old country. had several Scottish Pies in the "kandy Bar" Brilliant the Best. the next best I had was in Albany New York State. We were at a highland gathering and along come a caravan with "Peter The Pie Maker" printed on the side of the Van. He was selling...
by georgeflemingard
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Arran ferry
Replies: 122
Views: 31378

Re: Arran ferry

Tom
your camping in glen Rosa sounds so familiar, we done all of those things but we camped at Corrie so no bicycles for hire. And yes the wee "Mann burn" did burst its banks and washed us out. But that was back in the day's of Glen Sannox ii.
George Fleming