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by Penny Tray
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Sally40bags
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Happy birthday - Sally40bags

Happy birthday Sandra.
by Penny Tray
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Army Base
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Army Base

bonzo/brian f,

Volvo did take over the site.
by Penny Tray
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Army Base
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Army Base

Jim, I think it was a Royal Army Ordnance Corps depot situated on the land of Eglinton Estate. The main gate, as I remember, was situated on Kilwinning Road, Irvine, just along from the "Central" hospital. The following 'Eglinton Country Park' link also contains references to war time activity by th...
by Penny Tray
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Burns in the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Burns in the USA

I didn't see the programme but do remember coming across a fine statue of the Bard in Central Park, New York.
by Penny Tray
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 5729
Views: 706629

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

'GEORGE ARDROSSAN' previously posted a photograph on 1 May 2017. Hopefully it will appear in the following link: -

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10203&p=153088&hili ... an#p153088
by Penny Tray
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Help with finding Georgina Nolan b. 1912
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Help with finding Georgina Nolan b. 1912

Might have been in an Interment camp near Liverpool . The father of a late relative, through marriage, an Italian born café owner in Glasgow, was interned on the Isle of Man via Liverpool. I don't know if this meant he simply passed through Liverpool or whether there was a 'holding point' in the ci...
by Penny Tray
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Sergeant John McIlwrick
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Sergeant John McIlwrick

The 'LOOKING BACK - HERALD FILES - 100 YEARS AGO - JUNE 28 1907 - mentions Sergeant McIlwrick, Ardrossan, as a prize-winner at the Constabulary sports. Attached is a photograph of Sergeant McIlwrick: -
by Penny Tray
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Gilbert Brown
Replies: 12
Views: 2706

Re: Gilbert Brown

Francie,

I don't know for sure, but anyone born of 17 October 1905 would be 33 at the time of the fatal accident, which fits in with the headstone arithmetic of Gilbert Brown, viz - "killed on 28th September 1939, aged 33."
by Penny Tray
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 865
Views: 224269

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

You're obviously a young Kittywake :lol:. Marress Road did not exist in the mid-1960s and is presumably so called, not because there was anything prominent about the farm itself, but because it was partly built on what were previously the farm fields. This stretch of the A737 was obviously required ...
by Penny Tray
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 865
Views: 224269

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

Marress was a farm at the location described. I'm struggling to remember if it was still there in the mid-1960s or just referred to in conversation.
by Penny Tray
Thu May 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Bobnetau
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Happy birthday - Bobnetau

Many happy returns Netta. Have a great day.
by Penny Tray
Wed May 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts

I hesitated to mention the surface - I couldn't remember if it was 'earth', the grass having been worn away; ash, blaes, clay; or gravel. It certainly wasn't all grass.