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by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The New Town of Ardrossan
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: The New Town of Ardrossan

Thanks for this Hughie. I had previously posted the following article but did not have the original report. GLASGOW HERALD 29 SEPTEMBER 1806 NEW TOWN OF ARDROSSAN The fifty lots formerly advertised to be feud having been disposed of, fifty more lots for building upon, will be granted at the moderate...
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Quiz question
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Quiz question

What would you consider the most misspelt word on Threetowners, or maybe it's just the most mistyped word, or maybe, I suspect, just Manbear's nostalgic preference to spell it this way?

Unless, of course, someone can up with more than 129 'hits' on the word search facility :wink:
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SALCOATS
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES
Replies: 134
Views: 25198

Re: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES

Looking at the prize lists submitted recently by 'Down South' in respect of St. Michaels we should maybe be adding:-

GUAZZELLI.
LUNARDI;
LITAUNIEKS'
MOTRONI;
PICOZZI; and
TURRICCHI.
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: The derelict Seafield School
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: The derelict Seafield School

If I remember right, it was always a care home in the sense that it was a City of Glasgow Corporation establishment for disadvantaged children and latterly an extension of Quarrier's Homes.
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4824
Views: 539380

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1899

MARRIAGE

McCORVIE – CURRIE: At the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, on the 23rd instant, by the Rev. A. H. Charlton, Free Church, Kilwinning, Edward McCorvie, contractor, Kilwinning, to Jane Kerr, second daughter of Mr. Hugh Currie, shoemaker, Ardrossan.
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4824
Views: 539380

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1874

DEATH

Yesterday at Burnfoot, Ardrossan, aged eight years, Caroline Turner, the eldest and dearly loved daughter of Dr. Wood Smith.
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4824
Views: 539380

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1873

PIG IRON

The shipment of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour for the week ending August 23 were – coastwise 1642 tons.
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4824
Views: 539380

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1871

VESSEL SPOKEN

BURN BRAE (of Ardrossan), August 6, off Cape Henry.
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 2555
Views: 305225

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD 25 AUGUST 1897 GLASGOW BANKRUPTCY COURT Yesterday William Stirling, lately licensed grocer, Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, and now residing at 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, was examined in bankruptcy before Sheriff Balfour in the County Buildings, Glasgow. His state of affairs showed...
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Stevenston - On This Day In History
Replies: 1766
Views: 252364

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD 25 AUGUST 1894 FLOWER SHOW AT STEVENSTON Yesterday the annual show of the Horticultural Society was held in the Conservative Hall. Although the exhibits showed a falling off, the quality was excellent, and in some classes excelled former years. The tables of greenhouse plants looked w...
by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic
Replies: 5259
Views: 542651

Re: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic

I was thinking – “This isn’t the ‘THREETOWNS’ and it’s a wee bit far away to qualify for the ‘NOT THE THREE TOWNS BUT CLOSE’ topic, but I was drawn to this story. GLASGOW HERALD 25 AUGUST 1897 A PRIEST’S HEROIC DEATH IN SOUTH UIST News has been received of the death of the Rev. George Rigg, Roman Ca...
by Penny Tray
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 4824
Views: 539380

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

GLASGOW HERALD
24 AUGUST 1895

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The British ship EASTERN MONARCH, from Ardrossan, coal, arrived at Buenos Ayres with cargo on fire. The fire has been extinguished. The cargo is coming out in bad order.