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by Hughie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Your pictures of Scotland 18-25 September
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Your pictures of Scotland 18-25 September

Love any photo of Edinburgh Castle. That one taken in the evening from the top of the Vennel is a beauty. Noo I'm not claiming any royal connections (though I am related to an Elizabeth :-) ) but on my grandmother's Cornelius side there was a birth in Edinburgh Castle in the 1850s. The compiler of t...
by Hughie
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Absent friend
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Absent friend

Yes I got that, Meg. How could we forget oor Morag. She added a lot to our forum right from the first days. Have a happy heavenly birthday dear Morag. Miss you heaps. xxx

Must look out for Milda's birthday when it comes around too.
by Hughie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 82
Views: 17762

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on October 10, 2007 100 YEARS AGO on October 11, 1907 TWO Saltcoats young men, Mr John L Allan and Mr David Guthrie were saved from the wreck of the steamer, Orion which sank in the mouth of the Clyde on Sunday. They were returning fro...
by Hughie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Stevenston - On This Day In History
Replies: 2197
Views: 349560

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Kilmarnock Herald September 23, 1949 Died After Night Shift "Jerry" Forde, 68-year-old night watchman at the Granvue Stadium, Stevenston, who resided at Blakely Road, Saltcoats, died suddenly at his home at 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning. He came in from work about 8 o'clock on Monday, had breakfast ...
by Hughie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 3181
Views: 425116

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Kilmarnock Herald September 23, 1949 Mystery Solved Mr Louis Scott, well-known Saltcoats proprietor, got quite a shock on Wednesday morning when an item, .complete with photograph, in a morning paper informed him that his son, Cesare ("Chez') was reported as a "tattooed mystery man" found to be suf...
by Hughie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 36
Views: 3846

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette November 2, 1945 Bobby Patrick No player was more faithful to Winton Rovers than Bobby Patrick. After a time with Irvine Meadow and Queen of the South, Bob signed for Rovers and he gave faithful service. While he took up many positions he was best known as a c...
by Hughie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 36
Views: 3846

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Yes, I remember the greyhound track at Hillside Street. It would have been around where the golf driving range is. The Stevenston Motorcycle club used to have scrambles there in the late 1950s on a Friday night - went there a few times.
by Hughie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Jokes & Fun Forum
Topic: Slushy Machine Sanitizer
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Slushy Machine Sanitizer

Brian, I remember on our first trip back to Scotland my rellies and I got into the pints at the local pub. Prior to returning home I had a kidney stone attack - not nice. Anyway while standing at the urinal I heard a ping - that was my kidney stone hitting the stainless steel. :D Told my doctor when...
by Hughie
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Your pictures of Scotland 11-18 September
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Your pictures of Scotland 11-18 September

The image of the Titan Crane outside Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd. Reminded me that the majority of the marine engineering castings we made at Winton Foundry in Ardrossan were for Barclay Curle. The demise of shipbuilding on the Clyde meant the end of Winton Foundry too. :(
by Hughie
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 36
Views: 3846

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette February 1, 1946 Davy Docherty About 36 years ago when Ardeer Thistle played on Warner Park, Stevenston, the echo of the cheers and jeers could be heard far and wide for in these days they took their football very seriously. Thistle reared many first-class goa...
by Hughie
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Jokes & Fun Forum
Topic: Slushy Machine Sanitizer
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Slushy Machine Sanitizer

Elderly man mistakes slushy machine for a sanitizer. //funny

by Hughie
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Henry Shields - Poet. Native of Ardrossan?
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Henry Shields - Poet. Native of Ardrossan?

Henry Shields of Ardrossan. This was sent to me but there was no mention of what publication it was taken from. It's the first I've heard of him.

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