Happy Lands in Saltcoats

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Happy Lands in Saltcoats

Post by Alex Hughes » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:44 pm

Hi Folks,

I`m posting this for Sharon McLaughlan who is looking for Happy Lands in Saltcoats, we do not know if it is a building or land.

The entry they got the information from just said "of Happy Lands, Saltcoats".

Has anyone saw this or know of it?

Thanks

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happylands

Post by Roanen » Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:00 pm

I seem to remember years ago the sandy hills in Saltcoats being called happylands dont know if this was just a slang or real but hope it helps.
Roanen xx

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Post by joromomi » Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:37 pm

Hi , could that be the Caravan park. :?:
This is just a guess, ............Joyce

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Happy Land

Post by wellparkno9 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:39 pm

I think you are refering to houses that stood where the doctors surgery is in Raise st.Years ago I remember talking to old Willie Queen, he said ,he lived in the Happy Land when he was a boy.When I asked him where that was,he said ,in the back of Pringles Garage,which later became the bourgh
yard,and is now the doctors.If old Willie were alive he would be about 95
I think,so we are talking about 100 years ago.I think old Willie is one of the worthies on an other web site,photos taken by HEWMAC's brother.
Where did you come across the term Happy Land? All the best,Sam.

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Post by Alex Hughes » Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:30 pm

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the replies.

I posted the query for Sharon. I`m hoping she will join and supply more info on the John McLAUCHLAN and family she is researching.

It is Happy Land that she is after. Everyone`s suggestions gives her some place to search for in the maps now.

tata

Alex

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Happy Land

Post by sharon » Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:36 pm

Hi Alex, thankyou for posting my question. Thanks to Sam and everyone else who answered, we have finally found out where and what Happy Land is. Sorry its taken me so long to reply but im still learning how to use computer, called my mum right away to let her know and she is delighted with results, glad its not a brothel as one woman suggested he he :lol: thanks again to everyone. Sharon

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Post by Alex Hughes » Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:51 am

Hi Sharon,

Could you let us know where and what Happy Land is?

tata

Alex

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Re: Happy Lands in Saltcoats

Post by Hughie » Mon May 11, 2020 1:22 am

This is a topic from 2005. Found "Happy Land" mentioned a few times in Saltcoats court proceedings, but only once where it was named as being in Kyleshill. Which is pretty spot on from what Sam said.
wellparkno9 wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:39 pm
I remember talking to old Willie Queen, he said ,he lived in the Happy Land when he was a boy.When I asked him where that was,he said ,in the back of Pringles Garage,which later became the bourgh yard
This from the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald November 1876
Happy Land November 1876.jpg

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