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by georgeflemingard
Wed May 10, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Have you ever climbed Goat Fell on Arran?
Replies: 26
Views: 4811

Re: Have you ever climbed Goat Fell on Arran?

Thanks Mitch, good to know it's still going, but I don't think I'll be entering
All the best George F
by georgeflemingard
Wed May 10, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Have you ever climbed Goat Fell on Arran?
Replies: 26
Views: 4811

Re: Have you ever climbed Goat Fell on Arran?

At one time in the 50s there was a foot race form Brodick to the cairn at the top of Goatfell. I haven't heard anything about this race for years now so suppose it no longer happens.
maybe it should be started up again, would be a good tourist attraction.
by georgeflemingard
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Jock Shearer
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Jock Shearer

I remember Jock {sergeant} Shearer as a very tough Cop but also very fair with a great sense of humor. As a young lad I once hit him with a snowball, I'm not sure about his reaction as our wee gang all run away. But I do remember him shouting something. He knew who I was, but nothing every came of i...
by georgeflemingard
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Caption wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: Caption wanted

Great Photo, How about
"Back Alley Buskers"
by georgeflemingard
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Bona Fide travellers
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: Bona Fide travellers

The bona Fide travelers act was a farce, and quite a laugh. I'm remembering the 50s People from Kilwinning would come to Ardrossan for a drink on the pretense that they were going to largs, The Ardrossan mob would go to kilwinning for a drink on the pretense they were going to Kilmarnock. The result...
by georgeflemingard
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: iona cottage
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: iona cottage

Hi Deirdre,
Yes I will take your advise and knock on the door of 31 hill place, as you say, nothing to loose, I'll do that when I am over in August.
by georgeflemingard
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: iona cottage
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: iona cottage

Just to add to my last post. Robert Storrar who leased "Iona Cottage" died in June of 1899. So Deirdre your relative's must have bought or leased the cottage after Roberts death as I know his wife who survived him moved to Troon and lived with her daughter Elizabeth Forester, who by the wa...
by georgeflemingard
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: iona cottage
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: iona cottage

Hi Deirdre, Welcome the threetowners, a great place to be. My Great Grand father Robert Storrar, leased Iona cottage back in the 1890. That's where my grand-father George Fleming married Robert's daughter Isabella {Isa} in 1897. Next time I am in Scotland which will be August next year, I think I sh...
by georgeflemingard
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Air Raid Shelter In Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Air Raid Shelter In Ardrossan Castle

Hi George, I am of the age were I remember the Clyde bank Blitz, I remember the German planes flying over the three town,{I lived in Ardrossan} the sky in the distance was alight form bombs dropped at the ICI {Arrdeer Factory} It was sometime in the middle of the night as we all ran for the shelter ...
by georgeflemingard
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Air Raid Shelter In Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Air Raid Shelter In Ardrossan Castle

I don't remember any air raid shelter at the Castle or even having heard of one. We did have one in our back yard as many other people had. I cant imagine having to run all the way up the cannon hill to get to a shelter, surely the German planes would have passed over before one could reach the shel...
by georgeflemingard
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The Lees Lemonade Factory in Dalry Road, Ardrossan
Replies: 29
Views: 4569

Re: The Lees Lemonade Factory in Dalry Road, Ardrossan

I knew a "Haldon Lee" whos family had a Garage at the top of Glasgow street, Haldon drove a truck, not sure if it was a lemonade truck? was this the same family. He was very friendly with Lex Allan, Donny Shedon, Tommy Balintine. we were all members of the Stevenston and District Motor Cyc...
by georgeflemingard
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Heritage Museum - It's All Over !!
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: Heritage Museum - It's All Over !!

If by any chance the museum closes for good, What will happen to all the items they hold at the moment? The reason I ask is that there is a small earthen ware water Jug in the museum that at one time in the 1890s belonged to my Great Grand Fathers Pub in Ardrossan, The inscription on the Jug reads, ...

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