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by Robert Cook
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Penny Tray
Replies: 19
Views: 340

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: 14018

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: 2082

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: 3857
Views: 375039

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: 3857
Views: 375039

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: 1332
Views: 164234

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: 23292

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: 3857
Views: 375039

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: 3857
Views: 375039

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: 3857
Views: 375039

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

What is the difference between " New Ardrossan "and "Old Ardrossan"?
by Robert Cook
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: How many threetowners over 80years old
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: How many threetowners over 80years old

Congratulations George. I am just a youngster at 75 hope I can make it to 80.

Bob
by Robert Cook
Wed May 24, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 3857
Views: 375039

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Hello PT I had sent the picture and notice to Hughie earlier in the month as I am technically challenged and was unable to post myself. As far as William Cook goes he is not related as far as I know. My grandfather George Cook Sr. and his father Robert Cook were from Maybole and moved to Ardrossan i...