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by Robert Cook
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Local Current Affairs
Topic: Arran ferry
Replies: 117
Views: 12760

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: On this day
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 2626
Views: 245408

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: On this day
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 2626
Views: 245408

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: On this day
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 2626
Views: 245408

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: 722

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: On this day
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 2626
Views: 245408

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...
by Robert Cook
Tue May 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: On this day
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 2626
Views: 245408

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Hughie Thanks for posting the death of my Uncle George, what I find interesting in the description is the fact that George and his family all lived in the same small tenement in Winton Street as his parents and the rest of the large Cook family. I guess during the war there was'nt much availability ...
by Robert Cook
Tue May 09, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Have you ever climbed Goat Fell on Arran?
Replies: 29
Views: 5935

Re: Have you ever climbed Goat Fell on Arran?

I climbed it when I was 11 or 12 with my Dad, my brothers and a cousin. we were on holidays in Corrie so we took the Corrie route. On the way down my cousin started running and couldn't stop. He had to throw himself
down on some rocks to stop and suffered bad scrapes and bruises.
by Robert Cook
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Back to Back Hole in Ones.
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

Re: Back to Back Hole in Ones.

Had two holes in one on the same front nine of the same course. Different holes though on different days.
All I got was my name on the " hole in one plaque" in the clubhouse. Bought my golfing buddy a beer as
no one else in the clubhouse at the time.
by Robert Cook
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Personal events remembered
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Personal events remembered

I remember being one of the members of the junior boys choir at the Academy in the mid 50s with Miss Scrimiger being the music teacher. We won the cup that year for Ayrshire Junior boys Choirs singing Men of Harloch which I believe is the Welsh Anthem. That gave us bragging rites however we neglecte...
by Robert Cook
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Bona Fide travellers
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: Bona Fide travellers

Thanks for the education Morag
by Robert Cook
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Bona Fide travellers
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: Bona Fide travellers

PT - Being an ex pat now a colonial, could you explain what "Shebeen" and "Lumber" means

Robert