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by scottyd
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Boys Brigade
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Boys Brigade

Any former members of the Boys Brigade about ?
I was a Lifeboy and progressed to the BBs - 3rd Saltcoats in the 60's
by scottyd
Tue May 21, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Steve Clarke
Replies: 27
Views: 5691

Re: Steve Clarke

I remeber playing against Frankie Clarke in a junior league game. Our manager told me to "stick close to him" and, as I always made up for lack of talent by following instructions to the letter I "man marked" him for the whole game. It wasn't pretty but it was very effective - we...
by scottyd
Fri May 10, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Summer of '63 !
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Summer of '63 !

Had a day out in Liverpool today and visited the Beatles Exhibition.
Brought back lots of memories of the early 60s amd is well worth a visit.
The recreation of the Cavern nightclub is excellent and brings back memories of sweaty dance halls and groups playing "beat" music.
by scottyd
Mon May 06, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Three towns to Kilmarnock
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Three towns to Kilmarnock

My Dad and a number of Uncles were all engine drivers for British Railways. I remember getting the train from Ardrossan South Beach loads of time in the 50s and early 60s to Kilmarnock. I think the line was a victim of the Beecham cuts in the 60's and then it was the bus we had to rely on. I worked ...
by scottyd
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Summer of '63 !
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Summer of '63 !

Where we're you ?
What were you doing in the summer of '63 ?

I was 12 just going into Secondary School and the summer seemed to last forever.

I remember Buddy Holly etc, the fair and candy floss, and not much else !
by scottyd
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: A cafe in Countess street Saltcoats
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

Re: A cafe in Countess street Saltcoats

I remeber the Mayfair.
Was it Aldo Moroni who owned it ?
Next to Bobby Lennox's pub ?
by scottyd
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?
Replies: 108
Views: 8558

Re: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?

Richard,
I think Meg has it spot on.
by scottyd
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?
Replies: 108
Views: 8558

Re: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?

Sorry Richard but totally disagree. To attack an institution is to attack the instution's members - and rightly so since the organisation cannot survive without followers - just like a fire needs oxygen. So the Masonic Lodge cannot be separated from its members, the Catholc Church from Catholics, th...
by scottyd
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?
Replies: 108
Views: 8558

Re: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?

Richard, I am sorry you took my comments to heart. You obviously hold extremely strong views regarding the Catholic Church and its teachings and you are perfectly entitled to do so. The difficulty is that people can misinterpret feelings against an institution as also being directed towards members ...
by scottyd
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?
Replies: 108
Views: 8558

Re: Is there sectarianism in the 3Ts?

Richard, Disappointed to read your post. Despite your comments about your own beliefs you seem to single out "Catholics" for special mention - not sure why. Also, you use the word "detest" in reference to the Catholic religion - a very emotive expression which will do little to h...
by scottyd
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Primary building
Replies: 41
Views: 8604

Re: Ardrossan Academy Primary building

I am not religious any more but when I was younger I believed in the power of prayer and all my prayers were answered when for some unknown reason instead of our class moving up to get Miss Christie we moved to Miss Gaul instead ! I had been willing to forgo birthday and christmas presents for 10 ye...
by scottyd
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: seaBANK STREET saLTCOATS
Replies: 9
Views: 3117

Re: seaBANK STREET saLTCOATS

I was brought up in Seabank Street.
Can still remember the smell from the ice cream factory even now.

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