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by georgeflemingard
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Saltcoats Pool around 1950
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Saltcoats Pool around 1950

Your right Bonzo, we would need a safety harness and a sky hook.
by georgeflemingard
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: How many threetowners over 80years old
Replies: 10
Views: 551

How many threetowners over 80years old

Hi Threetowners,
I just had my 80th birthday party last Saturday, the 27th may. It was a great success we all had a great time. But it did bring home to me that 80 is pretty old and I wondered if there are many more Threetowners 80 and over.
all the best George F
by georgeflemingard
Wed May 10, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Have you ever climbed Goat Fell on Arran?
Replies: 29
Views: 5514

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: 29
Views: 5514

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: 6
Views: 477

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: 732

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: 1074

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: 1644

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: 1644

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 way had the ...
by georgeflemingard
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: iona cottage
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

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: 894

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: 894

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...