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by phands
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Computing & Forum related Issues
Topic: The top-level link to https://www.threetowners.net is giving a 404 error
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: The top-level link to https://www.threetowners.net is giving a 404 error

Hugh, The 404 error is really off-putting - makes people think the site is down or gone. It's also a change from before. A casual passer-by would have to know that /forum has to be appended to the base URL. If you add another area to the site, how will people find it? The reason I raise the matter i...
by phands
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Computing & Forum related Issues
Topic: The top-level link to https://www.threetowners.net is giving a 404 error
Replies: 8
Views: 406

The top-level link to https://www.threetowners.net is giving a 404 error

Hi, Don't know if anyone else is seeing this, but trying to access https://www.threetowners.net is throwing a 404 error. Accessing https://www.threetowners.net/forum works just fine. Clearing cookies makes no difference - I think the web server needs a configuration check. I see the error from New Y...
by phands
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Doom and Gloom
Replies: 15
Views: 2846

Re: Doom and Gloom

Going back to the original post, I saw this from the A&S Herald just last December. It's a map what what will happen to the 3 towns if sea levels rise. Pretty scary stuff....all 3 towns get hit hard, but the larger map shows Irvine gets almost obliterated. https://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/180925...
by phands
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Saltcoats newsagents Starks to close after 112 years
Replies: 24
Views: 7137

Re: Saltcoats newsagents Starks to close after 112 years

I was also extremely disgusted with the A&S Herald running an Ad for Sunday Brunch at the repulsive Donald Trump's restaurant at his Turnberry golf course. Most folk in the 3 towns couldn't afford to go there anyway, but no-one who isn't a racist scumbag should give him a penny.
by phands
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Saltcoats newsagents Starks to close after 112 years
Replies: 24
Views: 7137

Saltcoats newsagents Starks to close after 112 years

This is really sad. We knew the McSherry family very well....my sister was married to Ross for a while, and we used to help out in the shops as kids. Another piece of Saltcoats heritage bites the dust. https://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/17929822.saltcoats-family-newsagents-starks-close-112-years/
by phands
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Miss Wade and Sister Pauline, St Michael's 1972
Replies: 9
Views: 7576

Re: Miss Wade and Sister Pauline, St Michael's 1972

I went to St Michael's from 70 to 74. It's safe to say I hated almost every second of it...outside of the classrooms, and a few times also inside. The place was a hostile hotbed of psychotic bullying and religious lunacy. Sister Pauline was a remote figure for me, but most of the other nuns that I h...
by phands
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Rangers F.C.
Replies: 15
Views: 3210

Re: Rangers F.C.

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs?
by phands
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Rangers F.C.
Replies: 15
Views: 3210

Re: Rangers F.C.

who cares, might help the local clubs if they go bust/ The old firm are just a drain on scotland, they take fans out of local communities and contribute sod all would be better if sellick went bust too though //perfect I agree! One of my most vivid memories of growing up in Saltcoats in the 60s is ...
by phands
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: What is this feature at Hunterston?
Replies: 5
Views: 3150

Re: What is this feature at Hunterston?

I think it's where the heat exchangers from the power stations emerge. The water around there is a lot warmer than usual, and you often get basking sharks etc in the area.

Paul
by phands
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Jack's Place, Stanley Hotel
Replies: 43
Views: 13849

Re: Jack's Place, Stanley Hotel

I've just found this website by Googling my own name - Shirley Seabury! Mum and Dad sold the Stanley to Mr Franklin in 1984 and retired to Caledonia Road. It saddened them to see the hotel slide in to disrepair and I think we were all relieved to see it finally put out of its misery and flattened. ...
by phands
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: A Stroll round 1960s Saltcoats
Replies: 1444
Views: 534030

Re: A Stroll round 1960s Saltcoats

Susan, I tried to click on the ayrshireroots link, and get denied access..... Forbidden You don't have permission to access /Towns/Saltcoats/Old Views/Saltcoats_War_Memorial.jpg on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the req...
by phands
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: A Stroll round 1960s Saltcoats
Replies: 1444
Views: 534030

Re: A Stroll round 1960s Saltcoats

Hi Susan, North Manse was actually No 59 Caledonia Road. It is 2 doors down from the house you mention on the corner of Waverly Place - that was occupied by the Fraser family back then. No 59 had 2 names - one on each gatepost - "North Manse" and "Dunottar". Still did when I last looked a year ago. ...