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Post office Motor Bike

Post by georgeflemingard » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:19 pm

who amongst our members, remember when the Ardrossan post Office, Introduced motor bikes, I think it would be about 1953. At the time, I think the Motor Bikes were for the telegram Boys. The Bike was a 125cc BSA Bantam. I remember right, Tommy Ballantyne was one of the first to get one of these Bikes. and became the envy of all us teenagers who desperately wanted a Motor Bike.

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Post by meekan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:44 pm

I remember Tommy and his wee red bike. Did Tommy not have a motorcycle accident And ended up with a limp?

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Post by stivis » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:08 pm

I'm certain some of them (or parts of) ended up at the Stevenston and District Motorcycle Club, where they ran the ACU Training Scheme

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Post by georgeflemingard » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:47 am

Don't know about tommy having an accident, cant remember him having a limp. but its all so long ago.
I don't recall any of the Bikes at the SMCC. I was a member there for a number of years but left in 1959 for national Service, so it could have been after my time. It was a great Club we had lots of Fun.

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Post by stivis » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:47 am

It was when they were at the top of Glasgow Street(Eglington School??) 1969 on

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Post by gnyaff » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:44 am

I remember Freddie Kean who went to Ardrossan Academy with me getting a job as telegram boy in the sixties, I'm not sure if he was based in Saltcoats or Ardrossan. Did all three towns have their own telegram boys? I'm sure they must have.

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Post by John Donnelly » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:08 pm

The telegram service was based in Ardrossan.

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