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by Hughie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Searching for a Saltcoats Poem
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Searching for a Saltcoats Poem

Interested in finding a copy of a poem about Saltcoats by the late Tom Martin. If you can help post it here, or contact me at hugh.mccallum@gmail.com In the meantime here's a couple of Saltcoats poems we already know about. Poem by Maureen Moffat - forwarded by George Loughran My hearts in Old Salt...
by Hughie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette October 5, 1943 Bertie Miller. Many fine footballers first saw the light of day in Irvine, and this town can claim to have produced some of the finest seniors and juniors in Scotland whose names will live for ever. Bertie Miller, while never making the senior ...
by Hughie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - clydecoaster
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Happy birthday - clydecoaster

All the best for your birthday, Alan. Hope you have a great day. 🎂 :)

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by Hughie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 5723
Views: 693660

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Aberdeen Evening Express July 1, 1942 Smallpox In Ardrossan One woman has died from smallpox in Glasgow, bringing the total to three deaths. The two other fatal cases involved members of the crew of the ship on which the outbreak was first discovered. Smallpox has now spread to the Clyde coast town...
by Hughie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Trivia Quiz - 45
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Trivia Quiz - 45

Just for fun - perhaps even educational. :roll: 1. What is the name given to a male Rabbit? Buck 2. What is the largest Greek island? Crete 3. What was the previous name of the African country known as Zimbabwe? Rhodesia 4. How are tempura vegetables cooked? Deep-fried 5. Which South American count...
by Hughie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette April 5, 1944 Willie Farrell. Each Ayrshire town had their famous footballer, Ardrossan (Johnny Goodwin); Saltcoats (John Marshall); Kilwinning (John Bannerman) and Irvine (Geordie Wilson). Stevenston have had many, but none more popular than Willie Farrell, t...
by Hughie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 60
Views: 9745

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on July 11, 2007 100 YEARS AGO July 12, 1907 A SOMEWHAT rare event for Saltcoats, a church wedding, took place on Tuesday, the contracting parties being Mr Lewis Fullerton, Hamilton Street, and Miss J Greenhill, EU Church manse. BUSINE...
by Hughie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: My Photos
Topic: On my morning walk
Replies: 58
Views: 32687

Re: On my morning walk

The other day I missed a great chance to snap a squadron of our local Pelicans flying over the house as they sometimes do. Anyway I caught this one on my morning walk near us yesterday - it wasn't going anywhere. :roll:

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by Hughie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette March 19, 1943 John Bannerman. The most talked of player in Kilwinning for the past forty years has been John Bannerman, better known to the football public as "Jocky." As an inside left he was a bag of tricks and one of the cutest players that ever wore Kilwi...
by Hughie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 243
Views: 119241

Re: What are you reading now?

Mrs b has read the books and she cracks up at tom Cruise playing reacher as he is supposed to be 6 foot 6 and tc is 3 foot 9 in heels :lol: I noted that, Bonzo. :lol: Been enjoying the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. Although his books are based in the USA he's from Birmingham in the UK - there ar...
by Hughie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette Oct 26, 1945 R. W. Macaulay. Few men have worked harder to popularise boxing in the district than has Mr R. W. Macaulay, Ardeer Recreation Club. He has brought some of the most noted boxers to Stevenston and his shows have always been well worth the money. He ...
by Hughie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Help with finding Georgina Nolan b. 1912
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Help with finding Georgina Nolan b. 1912

Here's when Aldo Agostini applied to take over as licencee of the Castlehill Vaults.

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