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Post by barbara » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:41 pm

yes thats my dad at his car i just love our Kay she is the hub of the mccallums and has a wee soft touch for us Woodcocks too lol x I know about the worthies pic that was uncle Jim when he first started taking a liking to photography xxx

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Post by barbara » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:05 pm

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grans dog heading home seabank street and the ice creamery

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Post by morag » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:14 pm

barbara wrote:
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Got to love folk who love animals..wee bit of a segue, my aunt Sadie and uncle John O'Donnell had a dog, Don, if I remember right..a Heinz 57, very smart. Sadie, as abstracted as ever, was waiting for a bus with Don whom she had told to sit. She got on the bus and forgot he was with her. Hours later they found him still sitting at the bus stop..hadn't budged. (uncle John had to ask her when was the last time she remembered seeing him so they could find him..Sadie's my aunt..I see myself headed that way!) :roll:
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Post by sweet caroline » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:34 pm

When first married i lived in the flats on the left hand side in Seabank St.on the photo shown .Belonged to my husbands Gran in Glasgow.When the council put a compulsary purchase on it,she got £32 pounds by cheque and Framed it. :lol:

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Post by brvhrtjimmy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:49 pm

smashin photo's barbara i knew some more photos would turn up so im pleased about that maybe some more will turn up.

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Post by 5eulbdog7 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:59 pm

It seemed to me a wee community on its own. Take away the slaughter house and coup and it would seem quite a desireable place to live. I remember when it was decided to demolish them it was on the tele that they were about the cheapest rents in Scotland. I think they were demolished because of subsidence.

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Post by Tracy Grieve » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:28 am

My Dad was brought up in 'the bungalows'..Michael Mullin. He lived in Blakely Road with his parents (Maggie - in a wheelchair - and Geordie), his brother James, sister Kathleen. His younger brother, Patrick, was run down and killed by the coal lorry, I believe, when he was a wee boy. I remember going down to the bungalows when I was wee. It was like another world.

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Post by peterm1711 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:40 am

Tracy Grieve wrote:My Dad was brought up in 'the bungalows'..Michael Mullin. He lived in Blakely Road with his parents (Maggie - in a wheelchair - and Geordie), his brother James, sister Kathleen. His younger brother, Patrick, was run down and killed by the coal lorry, I believe, when he was a wee boy. I remember going down to the bungalows when I was wee. It was like another world.

Many a drink I've had with your auld man Tracy.
Aye, and Betty tae. Excellent couple //perfect

I'd an uncle who lived in the bungalows. Also I'd a few schoolmates lived there too.

Didn't they demolish them to build the slaughterhouse and golf course?

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Post by ardrossanrentboy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:36 am

Does anyone remember Matha Reid from the cottages? Is this section of the 1937 OS map of interest?
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Post by wellparkno9 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:37 am

old Matha Reid owned the Spindrift before Robertson got it.I think Matha and his son Jimmy had the Diana too.No wee boats in the harbour now.

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Post by ardrossanrentboy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:44 pm

Old Matha's favourite trick was to ask you to hold a dynamo in one hand and the output cable in the other and he would spin the pulley end and laugh like hell as you jumped with the electric shock from it. I remember his left hand had a thumb and one other finger and still he road about on his wee triumph tiger cub motorbike. He had the use of the house on Saltcoats Quay as a store for some time in the 60s. He had a granddaughter (he referred to her as a 'guid dochter') named Betty who worked for a while in the cafe at the Pavilion Bowl for 'uncle' Norman E. McLain.

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