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by Robert Cook
Wed May 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts

When I was a kid in the 40's it was all grass. My dad told me when he was practicing with the home guard on that piece of ground,crawling over it on their bellies, a few 6 year old kids were yelling at them to get aff their pitch and play their sully games somewhere else.
by Robert Cook
Wed May 20, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Scottish NHS
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Scottish NHS

The Canadian universal health care service (Medicare) was founded by a Scotsman named Tommy Douglas. Born in Falkirk, later in life a Baptist preacher then a Canadian politician and leader of the New Democratic Party (Socialist) . Several years ago he was voted the greatest Canadian ever by the gene...
by Robert Cook
Thu May 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 5729
Views: 710685

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Where is/was the bridge over Glasgow Street?
by Robert Cook
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Things to do when stuck at home during this virus problem
Replies: 87
Views: 6338

Re: Things to do when stuck at home during this virus problem

Been playing the moothie for years Hughie probably not as good as you. My Brother was a whistler and in order to shut him up at work his workmates bought him a moothie. He never stopped whistling but he gave me the moothie and I took it up. Starting on Jigsaw puzzles the day.
by Robert Cook
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

Billy was not a relative though I was friendly with him in the lower grades.
by Robert Cook
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

I was born in 1942
by Robert Cook
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

Bobnetau The more I think about it the more I am convinced that the photo was 1955 not 1954. I left the Academy in June 1957 to emigrate and at that time I had just completed form 3. So going back to form one that would make it 1955. That being said I was probably one year ahead of you at the Academy.
by Robert Cook
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

I Believe all the boys were in form 1. I know I tried out for the choir again in form 2 but my voice had changed so got the boot. There was also a senior boys choir and they sang "Scotland the Brave". Though I don't remember you either I knew Bobby quite well as he was in my class at Eglinton. (see ...
by Robert Cook
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

Hughie
The two you identified I believe are/were cousins.
I think Penny Tray is correct with the last name "Francis but I believe the first name was Alec or Alex
by Robert Cook
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Hughie
Replies: 20
Views: 2110

Re: Happy Birthday Hughie

Hope you are having a great birthday Hughie
by Robert Cook
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Robert Cook
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Happy birthday - Robert Cook

Thank you for all those good wishes, my only wish is I was younger.
by Robert Cook
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Building near to Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 15
Views: 2787

Re: Building near to Ardrossan Castle

GeorgeJohnstone's Daughter was my Grandmother Jessie Johnstone. He was therefore my Great grandfather. One of George Johnstone's employees was Robert Cook (my other Great Grandfather) whose son George Cook married Jessie Johnsone. Robert was the one who found the sarcophagus in the old church. Sorry...