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by Hughie
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Stevenston - On This Day In History
Replies: 2691
Views: 545798

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Penny Tray wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:37 am extracting spirit from the wood of empty spirit casks by means of water.
Ha haha! Problem solved, let them try doing that with empty bottles. :puter
by Hughie
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 166
Views: 84699

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on November 5, 2008 100 YEARS AGO on November 6, 1908 AT the municipal elections on Tuesday Successful candidates were: Ardrossan, Messrs Fawcett, Inglis and J. McKelvie. Saltcoats, Messrs H. Arnott, A. S. Miller and Jas. Miller, j...
by Hughie
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: About Bob Bryden
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: About Bob Bryden

Haven't heard from Bob since he left the hospital - I've emailed him today.
by Hughie
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Your pictures of Scotland 8-15 October
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Your pictures of Scotland 8-15 October

Got engaged on one of those Glasgow Corporation buses on my way to my brother's house in Pollock. Was meant to put the ring on her finger there, but she kept on at me, so I slipped it on her finger as we past Ibrox stadium. Think I've finally trained her to stop keeping on :roll: I never mention the...
by Hughie
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 99
Views: 45444

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette August 25, 1944 Tom McKillop Dreghorn Juniors have had many fine players and among them Tom McKillop, who went to Rangers and was a regular member of the Light Blues eleven for years. He was observed playing for Dreghorn when a laddie at right-half. He took th...
by Hughie
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: John McKee - 1816 - ?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: John McKee - 1816 - ?

Hi Helen, Welcome to threetowners! In 1875 the Glasgow Herald reported a Railway accident at Ibrox - The following were amongst the list of injured:- JOHN McKEE , Gamekeeper, Kerelaw, Stevenston - who was going to 11 Roslin Place, Cowcaddens - bruised on the right side and nose cut. THOMAS McKEE , s...
by Hughie
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 166
Views: 84699

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on October 29, 2008 100 YEARS AGO on October 30, 1908 NEWS has been received in Ardrossan that the barque, Fifeshire, commanded by Captain John Nichol of Ardrossan, had been totally wrecked in the Pacific on 31st August. Captain Ni...
by Hughie
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Japan Vs Australia - Scots in team
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Japan Vs Australia - Scots in team

Australia Vs Japan 10 minutes to kick off. Channel 10 in Australia
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The story:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-12/ ... /100533588
by Hughie
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Some Herald BMD from the 60s and 70s
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Some Herald BMD from the 60s and 70s

Thanks Susan, This was a brother of my Grandfather, Robert Boyce. Unfortunately both he and his wife died in their twenties leaving my mum and her brother to be raised by relatives.
down south wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:54 pm BOYCE - At Ravenspark Hospital, Irvine, on July 2 1967, John Boyce,
by Hughie
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Local Sportsmen's Gallery
Replies: 99
Views: 45444

Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette July 14, 1944 Bob Graham Over twenty years ago, Kiiwinning Rangers had a right back named Robert Graham, who was a local lad big and strong. He played so well that seniors visited most games he took part in, till one day Luton Town came on the scene and signed...
by Hughie
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Where in the three towns is this (2)
Replies: 23
Views: 5970

Re: Where in the three towns is this (2)

Photograph taken in September 2006 of the bridge and pipe. I was told that this pipe carried water from Parkhouse Reservoir for the steam locomotives at the Engine Sheds behind Barrie Terrace. Tom McGrattan https://www.threetowners.net/forum/download/file.php?id=5117&t=1 Kilmarnock Herald - Dec...
by Hughie
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Words we used
Replies: 338
Views: 89348

Re: Words we used

Had a look through these again. Did I really post what's in the 'Spoiler' in this post: https://www.threetowners.net/forum/view ... 203#p85203 :roll: