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by Hughie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Building near to Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Building near to Ardrossan Castle

The fact that others older than me can't recall the building has alway puzzled me too, George. I'll always remember it because that poo that was thrown during play caught me with my mouth open. :shock: I know... I didn't want to admit it but there we are - how could I forget such an incident. Anyone...
by Hughie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 18
Views: 2074

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

Archives from the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald of 24 January 2007.

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by Hughie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Best thing ever invented....
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Best thing ever invented....

That reminded me of the microphone as an invention, Brian. Well, not really, but it did remind me about a funny incident involving one. We were at a musical function and as they do the band leader was testing the Mic. This is how he did it: "Testing ... specs, specs, spectacles. Ice, ice, icicles. T...
by Hughie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Building near to Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Building near to Ardrossan Castle

Hi Irene, Thanks for that - I can see what is thought to be the dovecote near the castle, well away from the footbridge. here's part of the map you pointed to. Castle map.jpg I see the style of the building near the castle similar to the Eglinton Dovecote at Irvine - see this very interesting video ...
by Hughie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Bob Bryden
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Happy birthday Bob Bryden

Happy belated birthday greetings, Bob. :hi:
by Hughie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Building near to Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Building near to Ardrossan Castle

Not at all, Robert - it adds to the interest of the topic. :)

After receiving a few helpful suggestions I entering "Ardrossan castle dovecot" into Google and came up with the following.

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by Hughie
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Building near to Ardrossan Castle
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Building near to Ardrossan Castle

Took this photo some years ago in Ardrossan Cemetery and I'm thinking the building in question could have been for Mr Johnstone's staff and park maintenance equipment back in those days - just a theory!
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by Hughie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 5373
Views: 629982

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

And that's how we believe my Irish granny McGregg and her three sisters with associated families left their native Newry and landed in Ardrossan. :)
by Hughie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Intimations 15 January 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Intimations 15 January 2020

Penny Tray wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:02 am
Hughie, I have to think that "Davicky" would have been older than 73?
Yes Penny, in hindsight he'd be at least 77 years old. As Sam says, there are a lot of McBlains in Stevenston, and I see the Funeral Director is in Stevenston.
by Hughie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - GordMac
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Happy birthday - GordMac

Hope you have a great day on this your birthday, Gordon. :hi: Enjoy! 🎂

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by Hughie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Best thing ever invented....
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Best thing ever invented....

The fridge or freezer might be a contender. Saying that and talking about bread, we keep our bread in the freezer. :puter
by Hughie
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Intimations 15 January 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Intimations 15 January 2020

Anyone know what town David McBlain was from? I'm pretty sure the David McBlain (Davicky) I knew from Ardrossan passed away some years ago.