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by Bruce
Sat May 01, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 933
Views: 300520

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

That sounds like a good run. I was out a bit later - left just after 9. Was in shorts and short sleeved top when I went to get bike out the garage - it was freezing - so a jacket was added. I was glad of that! Saltcoats, high rd to Stevenston & Dubbs Rd, and on to Kilwinning. Just short of Eglinton ...
by Bruce
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 933
Views: 300520

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

Funny that - I was heading to Stewarton too, but changed my mind. Lovely morning - was out in shorts and short sleeves for the first time this year! Breezy though - in my face for the first half hour. Saltcoats, Stevenston, Kilwinning, Benslie. then farm roads, ending up at Knockentiber. Kilmaurs, t...
by Bruce
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: North Ayrshire Boys Brigade football team May 1973
Replies: 4
Views: 3017

Re: North Ayrshire Boys Brigade football team May 1973

The “North Ayrshire Battalion” covered most, but not all, of what is now North Ayrshire. The coastal towns from Largs to Irvine, and inland to Kilwinning, Dalry and Dreghorn if I remember correctly.

Beith and Kilbirnie were grouped with Renfrewshire.
by Bruce
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 933
Views: 300520

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

All local roads today - don’t think I was more than 6 miles from home as the crow flies. From Saltcoats, though Stevenston then Dubbs Rd to Kilwinning. Fiveroads and out towards Benslie, but turned left before Benslie to follow some farm roads. Crossed the Glasgow-Kilwinning road, then headed sort o...
by Bruce
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Recipes - Mostly Scottish
Topic: Olive oil
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Olive oil

Ask a “foodie” about this and you’ll never get them to shut up. It’s almost like asking a wine buff to recommend a nice wine.... :D

I’m no expert, but generally buy the own-label stuff in Aldi or Lidl. Quite often the greek variety.
by Bruce
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Back on the wireless again...
Replies: 80
Views: 23206

Re: Back on the wireless again...

.... and Hughie will be pleased to hear that my wee grandson, 20 months old, got a moothie as a present. I recorded a wee bit of him playing with it, and .... well, here’s what happened.

https://soundcloud.com/bruce-rodger/bruce-jamie
by Bruce
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Back on the wireless again...
Replies: 80
Views: 23206

Re: Back on the wireless again...

Today’s tunes: Bruce on a sunny Friday afternoon - Live from Sunny Saltcoats The Proclaimers - I'm On My Way The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun The Pogues - Sunny Side of the Street Peter Nardini - Sunny Day James Taylor - Sunny Skies Dave Gibb - Sunny Days Tom Fairnie - Lightning All Over Sunnyland T...
by Bruce
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Chimney Sweeps
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Chimney Sweeps

We were in an “electric house” when I was growing up, and then gas - had coal when very young but can’t really remember it. but can remember going to gran’s house when she “had the sweep in”, and all the furniture being covered in sheets. She and 2 of my aunts would get their chimneys done on the sa...
by Bruce
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 933
Views: 300520

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

Well done! I had a trip to Portencross and Largs last weekend. Yesterday, decided to go the other direction. Looked a reasonable day outside. Bright and dry, but cloudy. And since it's officially sort-of-spring, I don't need to wear the Big Gloves anymore! However, couldn't find the ordinary gloves,...
by Bruce
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?

More info on the cottages, and the conditions, on http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/133.html eg Furnace Row. - The Furnace Row consists of 23 two-apartment houses built of stone. The kitchen measures approximately 12 feet by 11 feet and the room 11 feet by 9 feet. The rent is 6s. per month. The brick-...
by Bruce
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?

I have just remembered one of my gran’s stories - the “Turned Row”. There were various “Miner’s Rows” in the Peesweep - small terraced cottages, with either 1 or 2 rooms, and outside toilets. http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/133.html There was “Peesweep Row”, “Furnace Row”, “New Single Row”, “Double ...
by Bruce
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?

Never heard of a “Dungarvon” in Dalry. It could well be a mis-spelling of what is now "Dalgarven”. And it is indeed midway between Dalry and Kilwinning. Dalgarven Mill is now a museum of country life. They may have records of previous farmers. Maybe worth dropping them a line. https://www.dalgarvenm...