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by georgeflemingard
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Bona Fide travellers
Replies: 21
Views: 762

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: 1399

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: 1399

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: 1399

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: 586

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: 586

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: 4446

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: 785

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, ...
by georgeflemingard
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Portencross Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Portencross Castle

Thanks for that info, but where is the roof.? I expected when the work was finished the castle would look similar to Law Castle in West Kilbride.
If I remember right, and that's a big "IF", Ardneil bay was between Seamill and Portencross.
by georgeflemingard
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Portencross Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Portencross Castle

Can anyone give me an update on Portencross castle, did the restoration's ever get finished? The last time this was mentioned, I think they were short of funds and the project was staled.
by georgeflemingard
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Large peat bog in Ardrossan
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Large peat bog in Ardrossan

In some of the past post's, the hill that as a boy I knew as "Knock Jardon" has been mentioned. But from the expanded map of Ardrossan above I see that its called, what looks like "Knock Jargon". looks like I have been wrong for almost 80 years.
by georgeflemingard
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Christmas and New Year greetings - Add yours
Replies: 30
Views: 1633

Re: Christmas and New Year greetings - Add yours

Merry Christmas and a very happy healthy 2916.
Lets all drink wee dram to each other at the bells.
George F

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