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by Jim McCreadie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: visit to my ancestors
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: visit to my ancestors

It appears the second forename of Robert, husband of Barbara Dale DICKIE, was “Speir” (occasionally seen as “Spier”). The “Speir / Spier” name was common around West Kilbride, the next town north of Ardrossan, at that time. Other DICKIEs of Girthill Farm, Ardrossan, were Agnes who married James REID...
by Jim McCreadie
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: It's a grand old team
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: It's a grand old team

Yes Penny Tray and if memory serves the next line was “Two for a tanner!”

Glen Daly recorded the song on several of his LPs.
by Jim McCreadie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: “VIKINGS”
Replies: 4
Views: 452

“VIKINGS”

For those Aussie expats who enjoy “Vikings”, the latest series returns to SBS on Wed, 11 December.
by Jim McCreadie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Bosch
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Bosch

Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch is played by Titus Welliver. Interestingly, there was a real Hieronymus Bosch; Dutch painter (artist) in the late 1400s.
by Jim McCreadie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Giri/Haji
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Giri/Haji

I located this series on YouTube and find it very interesting, full of twists and turns. A further fact I enjoy is the lack of established “stars”. However, Series 1 Episode 4, which begins probably with the Albanian assault on the Spanish restaurant, is missing :( ! Therefore, if anyone is able to ...
by Jim McCreadie
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Melbourne
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Melbourne

This from WA: Perth has just posted its hottest September on record and the driest in 42 years, setting the scene for a sizzling spring and summer to come. Perth experienced its driest September since 1977. The city received 53.4 mm less rain than September's average. High temperatures are likely to...
by Jim McCreadie
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: McNamara Family
Replies: 3
Views: 3909

Re: McNamara Family

William and Mary married at West Kilbride probably late June 1943. A male McNAMARA child, whose father’s name was William was born at probably 70 Meadowfoot Rd, West Kilbride early July 1947. A Billy (William) and Molly (possibly Mary) McNAMARA (husband & wife) were resident in West Kilbride in 1952...
by Jim McCreadie
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Jim McCreadie
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Happy birthday - Jim McCreadie

Many thanks folks. At my age it’s simply another day.
by Jim McCreadie
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Hypocritical China
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Re: Hypocritical China - AT IT AGAIN!

The current furore in Hong Kong originally related solely to HK’s controversial extradition treaty with China. QUESTION: How can China with it’s much-vaunted “one country, two systems” policy, have an extradition policy with itself? The extradition issue then morphed into democracy protests which, d...
by Jim McCreadie
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: The Ultimate Embarrassment
Replies: 6
Views: 3124

Re: The Ultimate Embarrassment

Thank you for your input Meg. IMHO, he’s had more than sufficient opportunities to amend his behaviour. Sadly, I fear he will be a talent lost due to his inability to exercise self-discipline! At day’s end, HE must WANT to change and we have seen no sign of that!! For the sake of the game, get him o...
by Jim McCreadie
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: The Ultimate Embarrassment
Replies: 6
Views: 3124

Re: The Ultimate Embarrassment

I understand where you’re coming from Bonzo. Should it not NOW be the time to return to sportsmanlike behaviour? All sporting authorities should to make a stand “This far and no farther!”
by Jim McCreadie
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: The Ultimate Embarrassment
Replies: 6
Views: 3124

The Ultimate Embarrassment

NICK KYRGIOS! Petulant, bad tempered, spoiled brat. This sorry excuse for a “professional” sportsman should be banned from all major tournaments and never again selected to represent Australia. I have lost count of the number of ill-tempered tantrums yet he is permitted to continue playing. A lack o...