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by abla43
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Traditional Oz Art
Replies: 0
Views: 1624

Traditional Oz Art

Hi, all, Don't know if you can access BBC television, but I've just watched a fascinating program on BBC4 called "Hidden History of Australian Art". If you can get it I'm sure tou'll enjoy. Cheers, A.B.
by abla43
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Curling
Replies: 19
Views: 5323

Re: Curling

Hughie, I was actually thinking of before our time and more of organised than casual skating, but I'm probably completely wrong. Maybe someone else can offer a better suggestion. By the way, I really liked the mega-smooth surface of Barr St, it was the bees knees. Eggy playground wasn't as good but ...
by abla43
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The 'Coal Rea' in Ardrossan
Replies: 39
Views: 10117

Re: The 'Coal Rea' in Ardrossan

LP, Willie or John? Cheers, A.B.
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Caption this!
Replies: 12
Views: 2954

Re: Caption this!

Anything can happen now!!
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: the bute bar ardrossan
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: the bute bar ardrossan

Unicornheart, re Anderson lounge, can you remember Gibby Anderson charging the foreign sailors for " Ardrossan Water " in their whisky? The fly old codger poured it out of the tap into labelled bottles. Also, in the 80s after a fire, when the place was being renovated, we found some empty whisky bot...
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: More words/phrases we used
Replies: 0
Views: 960

More words/phrases we used

Hi, all, Just thought I'd try to keep this thread alive. A word I remember is "jeest", which often was a corruption of just and sometimes of joist. Another use it had, however, was as a blustering term to try to ward off awkward questions. EG:- Big guy "thar's knackered", small guy "how is it knacke...
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Winton Foundry Photo-Hughie
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Winton Foundry Photo-Hughie

Hughie, I've got a copy of a fotie somewhere in the house that I think Ian Yuille must have given me some time ago. It's a group of founrdry guys on the railway banking with Dalry Rd in the background. I can readily identify you with Ian's dad Jackie just behind you, but no more. On saying that ther...
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Ness Cottages
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

Ness Cottages

Hi, all, A stoll round saltcoats is getting a bit crowded, so thought I'd do a split if that's allowed. As I said earlier, Ness Gardens were named after the cottages which they replaced. there were 3 little houses and a communal drying area with shared toilet. The last families who lived there were ...
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Curling
Replies: 19
Views: 5323

Re: Curling

Hughie, Netta said you and Betty were on a cruise so hope you both enjoyed it. Don't know who owns the ground, but will try and find out. I hadn't been along there in umpteen years, so had no idea of the neglect. I seem to remember when we were boys vaguely wondering why it was perfectly level and s...
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 19
Views: 4444

Re: Nostalgia

Brian, By now you'll no doubt have read 5eulbdog7's definition of Agarol (which I didn't know,, so thanks for that),and Morag explained about Castor Oil. I'm guessing that you're too young to remember either of them and all I can say is lucky you! In the 1940s when I was a nipper the national health...
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Couldn't believe the growth
Replies: 10
Views: 11132

Re: Couldn't believe the growth

Hughie, Nice to hear from you again. Netta said you and Betty were on a cruise, hope you both enjoyed it. Went on one myself the other week (Largs/Millport very cold day!!). Anyway, your post contained a suggestion that the ground might belong to the chapel. I'll ask around and see what can be done,...
by abla43
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: A question about Robert Burns, not the usual stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 2878

Re: A question about Robert Burns, not the usual stuff

Meg, thanks-willdo. Cheers, A.B.