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by Jim McCreadie
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The CHUSAN Disaster at Ardrossan
Replies: 39
Views: 2047

Re: The CHUSAN Disaster at Ardrossan

Not saying you’re incorrect meekan, but not necessarily. How were the authorities to determine the identities of the deceased if and when their remains were located which may not have occurred at the time of the article? If any remains were recovered, they were probably so battered as a result of th...
by Jim McCreadie
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Jokes & Fun Forum
Topic: Winston’s Missing Twin Brother Located
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Winston’s Missing Twin Brother Located

Winston Ingram’s missing twin brother is alive and well in Western Australia and doing very nicely thank you !

https://www.police.wa.gov.au/About-Us/O ... -WA-Police
by Jim McCreadie
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Black Silk Squares for the Navy?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Black Silk Squares for the Navy?

No need to apologise meekan, you were trying to be helpful.
by Jim McCreadie
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Black Silk Squares for the Navy?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Black Silk Squares for the Navy?

A matelot’s “silk” is part of his uniform, see 3rd last paragraph at link below where the image depicts a Boy sailor in perfect uniform - as it would have been at HMS GANGES. His silk is not readily recognisable but appears as “creases” on either side of the jumper (not “jacket”) front. https://nekt...
by Jim McCreadie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: John McMillan/Martha McMillan MS Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: John McMillan/Martha McMillan MS Wood

Again extracted from Scotland’s People with my Comments: There are two John McMILLANs listed on Church of Scotland Old Parish Registers (OPR) who appear to fit the criteria provided: John McMillan, Age 21, Death 26/10/1847, Parish Number 821, Parish Dumfries. Comment: This individual would have been...
by Jim McCreadie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: John McMillan/Martha McMillan MS Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: John McMillan/Martha McMillan MS Wood

These from Scotland’s People: Surname Forename Spouse Name Date Parish Number Ref Parish MCMILLAN John Martha WOOD (FR473) 23/11/1839 576/208 208 Ardrossan MCMILLAN John MARTHA WOOD/FR658 (FR658) 23/11/1839 615/30 202 Stevenston
by Jim McCreadie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Hypocritical China
Replies: 24
Views: 8149

Re: Hypocritical China

Sorry Stivis, I am geneuinely not interested in debating the pros and cons.
by Jim McCreadie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Hypocritical China
Replies: 24
Views: 8149

Re: Hypocritical China

The people tried,remember Tianemen Square where they were murdered in their hundreds by their own countrymen. More recently, there were the protests in HK. Who, in their right mind, would want to go up against the State Security apparatus? Democracy may be flawed but it’s a damned sight better than ...
by Jim McCreadie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Hypocritical China
Replies: 24
Views: 8149

Re: Hypocritical China

As previously stated, I have no problem with Chinese, or any, people. In fact, having seen Chinese close-up in Hong Kong during late 60s-early 70s, I know them to be hard-working people. I detest the Chinese Communist Party and it’s holier-than-thou hypocritical attitudes and acts!
by Jim McCreadie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Hypocritical China
Replies: 24
Views: 8149

Re: Hypocritical China

In response to Britain’s suspension of the extradition treaty with Hong Kong, China has accused the UK government of "brutal meddling", insisting it is committed to upholding international law. “Upholding international law”? This from a country which refused to recognise and internationally recognis...
by Jim McCreadie
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Family history
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Family history

Scotland’s People (BDM official extracts, Census returns, etc), Talking Scot, Threetowners, Rootschat not necessarily in that order. Almost forgot, add Ayrshire Roots (A&S Herald BDMs) - excellent site.
by Jim McCreadie
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Army Base
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Army Base

Thanks all. I had a feeling it was transport-related. I well remember the main gate travelling by A1 buses to/from St Micks.