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by exile
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: National newspaper
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: National newspaper

I saw this newpaper for the first time ever at the weekend, when it had a banner headline hailing "HEROES". These turned out not to be policemen, or soldiers under fire, but people who went on a march, and they were heroes because it was raining. Can't help but think that, whatever your politics, a ...
by exile
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 2946
Views: 362990

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Hughie wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Lost me after "Lord Ordinary". Well, after I searched for what it meant:
(A Lord Ordinary is any judge in the Outer House of the Scottish Court of Session). That's when I gave up. :lol:
Reminds me of the old saying that all professions are conspiracies against the layman...
by exile
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Stevenston 1950's.
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Stevenston 1950's.

Fascinating to see the bunnet/nae bunnet look as a direct function of age.
by exile
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Alfred Nobel's dynamite medicine
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: Alfred Nobel's dynamite medicine

I recall quite a few people locally thought Nobel came up with his Prizes because he felt guilty about having invented Dynamite - a commercial blasting explosive - but it was said his development of efficient propellant powders for shells & bullets disturbed him most. I remember Nobel's still sellin...
by exile
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2973

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Japan have nothing to fear from SA, who will have painful memories of the last time they lost to Japan in the 2015 World Cup. If you'd stuck all-black kit on them in the first half today, you'd have said that's the difference between NZ and everybody else. Clive Woodward said in an interview last we...
by exile
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Ancient Caledonian Cows
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Ancient Caledonian Cows

From The Sun 12 December 1821 ANCIENT CALEDONIAN COWS - On Friday last two cows and a bull, supposed to be the only existing remains in Scotland of the ancient Caledonian breed, were removed from a field near Ardrossan , where they have been kept for nearly 30 years, to Mr. CORBETT's, of Doughall, ...
by exile
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: St Michael's : Head teacher's reports 1971-74
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

Re: St Michael's : Head teacher's reports 1971-74

On staffing shortages, there was a class photo (now gone) from the early 60s which I saw on 3Ts some years back which showed about a dozen boys in 6th year. I was surprised to recognise half of them as already teachers when I went there just a few short years after they did. It still strikes me as a...
by exile
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Stevenston - Pubs and Clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

Re: Stevenston - Pubs and Clubs

Tried to get contact details for Stevenston library from the link on North Ayrshire website, but it crashes, as it does for all other NA library links. Hi exile, this might help if you're still interested Beattie Library 1 Main Street, Stevenston, KA20 3AB Telephone 01294 469535 Email stevenstonlib...
by exile
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Stevenston - Pubs and Clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

Re: Stevenston - Pubs and Clubs

Tried to get contact details for Stevenston library from the link on North Ayrshire website, but it crashes, as it does for all other NA library links.
by exile
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES
Replies: 134
Views: 36705

Re: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES

The Litaunieks family were of Lithuanian origin. All of the other families were of Italian ancestry, and the music-prize-winning Lunardi (Ivo) was the most gifted violinist St Michael's ever hosted (I don't think they had much to do with his teaching). For once in that year, the very clever Polish f...
by exile
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: How many churches?
Replies: 3
Views: 3198

Re: How many churches?

Even in the 3Ts history we see the wholesale splintering of believers over abstruse theological points - and that's just Christianity.
Some people think the idea of "interfaith" gatherings is uplifting.
I've come to believe the jury is out.
by exile
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Jokes & Fun Forum
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

Re: North Korea

brian f wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:50 pm
North Koreans believe they live in the best country in the whole world, because they’re brainwashed by the government and the media…
But every American knows that America is really the best country in the world! :P
Watched this quite a few times now...