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by Hughie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 139
Views: 55709

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on July 2, 2008 50 YEARS AGO on July 4, 1958 A FIVE-year-old boy, Bernard Doyle, 17 Kirkhall Drive, Ardrossan, was removed to Kilmarnock Infirmary suffering from facial abrasions after being knocked down by a car in Parkhouse Road,...
by Hughie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: THE CONTINENTAL CAFE, ARDROSSAN
Replies: 41
Views: 15698

Re: THE CONTINENTAL CAFE, ARDROSSAN

Re Ezzie: I see in minor court appearances she was listed as Mrs Clevenice Franketti or Ezzie and the Continental café was at 31 Glasgow Street. According to her she'd arrived in the UK in 1913 and was given citizenship in 1917.
by Hughie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 79
Views: 25495

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette April 7, 1944 Sammy Donnelly Football followers in Irvine will long remember that Meadow team which beat all that came before them during their intermediate days. Meadow possessed a team that not only played good football, but had the best following in Ayrshir...
by Hughie
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 139
Views: 55709

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on June 25, 2008 150 YEARS AGO on June ??, 1858 MR WORKMAN, a native of West Kilbride, at 66 years of age, is serving his last year in the army. He was two years a volunteer, eight years a militia man, and 28 years as a Yeoman, and...
by Hughie
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Granvue Stadium Dog Track - Stevenston
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Granvue Stadium Dog Track - Stevenston

Thanks, Penny and John. Here's some more information. I've unashamedly copied the reply I got to my query about the dog track I posted on FB. I must thank Betty Maxwell for replying to my query there. Spot any relatives in the crowd? What a great photo! :) https://i.imgur.com/08p1YLz.png https://i.i...
by Hughie
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 79
Views: 25495

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette May 5, 1944 Martin Watt Martin Watt is yet another of the Kilwinning players who made good in football not only as a Junior but also in seniordom. A tricky and cute player and one who never gave in no matter what odds were against him. A real Kilwinning type o...
by Hughie
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: murchies tea room princes street ardrossan 55-56
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: murchies tea room princes street ardrossan 55-56

I have similar memories of Murchie's tea rooms when I was only about four years old just after the war. I was taken there by my 2nd cousin, Elsie Hand my mum's cousin and best friend. It seemed to be a place at the time where local ladies used to meet - she and her pal took me there - I think her na...
by Hughie
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Granvue Stadium Dog Track - Stevenston
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Granvue Stadium Dog Track - Stevenston

John Donnelly wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:25 am Anybody got any ideas what a ball-hare is?
I'm only guessing, John. We know that dogs love chasing balls, so perhaps the hare was in the shape of a ball. :think: :smt102
by Hughie
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Granvue Stadium Dog Track - Stevenston
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Granvue Stadium Dog Track - Stevenston

Kilmarnock Herald June 4, 1948 Electric Hare Installed At Stevenston After seeing racing for five weeks with the use of a ball hare, regular customers at Granvue Stadium, Stevenston, arrived at their favourite track last Saturday evening to find that a new electric hare had been installed. It is of ...
by Hughie
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 139
Views: 55709

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on June 18, 2008 100 YEARS AGO on June ??, 1908 MESSERS James Braid, Walton Heath, and J.H. Taylor, Richmond, the well-known professional golfers, paid a visit to Ardeer golf course on Tuesday and gave expert opinion on the merits ...
by Hughie
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Trivia Quiz - 56
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Trivia Quiz - 56

brian f wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:02 am A respectable six. If you answer Q-3 correctly award yourself a Gold star 🏅
Ha haha. Having grown up in the 1940s and early 1950s, to me the country seemed right as there was regular talk about duty free back then - but not the specific location. :wink:
by Hughie
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Camels for the Stevenston Desert
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Camels for the Stevenston Desert

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette June 1, 1951. Camels for the Stevenston Desert We have received the following letter from the secretary of Ardeer Thistle F.C. Dear Sir, At a recent meeting of the Committee of the above Club, it was decided that, in order to clarify our position in our endeav...