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by Robert Cook
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Your favourite music on Youtube etc...
Replies: 502
Views: 64152

Re: Your favourite music on Youtube etc...

Beautiful rendition Hughie. This tune was the background music to the Ken Burns TV epic "The Civil War."
by Robert Cook
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Robert Cook
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

Re: Happy birthday - Robert Cook

Thank you all for your kind wishes.

Robert
by Robert Cook
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Penny Tray
Replies: 19
Views: 3061

Re: Happy birthday Penny Tray

Many Happy returns PT. I remember when you wur a wee boy in short pants playing fitba in front of oor hoose in Rowanside Terrace.
by Robert Cook
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Words we used
Replies: 120
Views: 20735

Re: Words we used

When I was a wee boy I wore glasses which were quite thick.
As a result I was called skelly, a derogatory term for poor eyesight or cross-eyed
by Robert Cook
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Teachers
Replies: 16
Views: 5898

Re: Ardrossan Academy Teachers

The teacher that I remember throwing chalk and the blackboard duster was a Mr. Coleman the French teacher.
by Robert Cook
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4539
Views: 482174

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Thanks PT seems in those days numerous houses had names rather than numbers. My grandfather named his house on the High road "Forannie"
by Robert Cook
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4539
Views: 482174

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Where is or was Auchendo in
Ardrossan
by Robert Cook
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Stevenston - On This Day In History
Replies: 1632
Views: 220939

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

The Richard E Evans noted as the runner up Dux at the higher grade was my Uncle. In later life he became a well known Aneithsitist at Glasgow Infirmary as well his daughter Ruth Evans MD practiced at the clinic in Ardrossan. Unfortunately my Uncle died young (48) from heart trouble as a result of ma...
by Robert Cook
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Arran ferry
Replies: 122
Views: 29466

Re: Arran ferry

Went twice on the Glenn Sannox in the early 50's when we holidayed in Corrie.
does anyone know which one that would have been. (probably 1950 and 1954)
by Robert Cook
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4539
Views: 482174

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

On further reflection it is possible one of the Aunts real names was Georgina and went by the name Jessie or Mary. The Johnstone family I was told had moved to Ardrossan from Fleetwood in England at the time the harbour was being enlanged (1890's)

Robert
by Robert Cook
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4539
Views: 482174

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Thanks for posting that George. I learn more about my Great Grandfathers all the time. My Grandmothers name was Jessie Johnstone and married my Grandfather George Cook as you say however I am not aware of any daughters of theirs (my Aunts) by the name Georgina. My Aunts names were Mary, Jessie and I...
by Robert Cook
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4539
Views: 482174

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

What is the difference between " New Ardrossan "and "Old Ardrossan"?