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by canfactory
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Old railway film
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Old railway film

Thanks very much for posting this johndo. Oh, the memories and so much film of Ardrossan and its railway sheds in the 1960s too. A lot of nostalgia for me as my uncle and grandfather worked for British Rail. My uncle was a driver on steam then diesel engines and I still remember the distinct smell o...
by canfactory
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Hughie
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

Re: Happy birthday Hughie

Best wishes to you, Hughie. Happy birthday!
by canfactory
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: 1911 Census Look-up Request
Replies: 5
Views: 3549

Re: 1911 Census Look-up Request

Hi Jim Did you locate the 1891 census? Only asking as I see you've mentioned details from it in your last post. Struggling to find anything for the family in the 1901 census even with a lot of surname variations. I'll keep looking though. Here's what I've found so far: 1891 Census Address 118 Abercr...
by canfactory
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Canfactory
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Happy birthday - Canfactory

Thanks to all for your kind birthday wishes. Very much appreciated. Campbell
by canfactory
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Penny Tray
Replies: 15
Views: 5854

Re: Happy Birthday Penny Tray

Laurence, belated birthday wishes to you. Many happy returns!

Campbell
by canfactory
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Sundays ‘back in the day’
Replies: 12
Views: 4589

Re: Sundays ‘back in the day’

For us it was Sunday School in the church hall at St. Johns on Barr Street and afterwards a walk to the wee fish and chip shop in Barr Place. We always got two huge pickled onions from Ida(?), 1d for each and then onto the bus back home! I remember one Sunday a stranger walking into the hall and whi...
by canfactory
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 7334
Views: 1140509

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

PT, many thanks! I've missed reading your daily updates and fingers-crossed they're (hopefully!) coming back. I appreciate the time you spend doing it for us all here.
by canfactory
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Hughie
Replies: 20
Views: 6269

Re: Happy Birthday Hughie

Hughie, my belated birthday wishes to you. Hope you'd a great day.
by canfactory
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Canfactory
Replies: 9
Views: 2890

Re: Happy birthday - Canfactory

Many thanks to everyone for the birthday messages. All very much appreciated.

Campbell
by canfactory
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Penny Tray
Replies: 14
Views: 4429

Re: Happy Birthday Penny Tray

Belated birthday wishes to you PT. Hope you'd a great day.

Campbell
by canfactory
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 7567

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

Meg wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:43 pm And you had to buy 20 No.6 from that Campbell didn’t you :wink:
I did indeed, Meg and you've a good memory :wink: If things were really tight it would be a packet of No.10 or Extra.
by canfactory
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston
Replies: 17
Views: 7567

Re: Banks in Saltcoats and Stevenston

Maybe the RBSin Nineyard Street went to Dockhead Street first and then to Chapelwell Street. The Nineyard Street one wasn't automated when I was there. Everything was handwritten in pen and ink, and we had those old fashioned pens which required a nib affixed at the end and we dipped them into the ...