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by Penny Tray
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Help with finding Georgina Nolan b. 1912
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Help with finding Georgina Nolan b. 1912

Might have been in an Interment camp near Liverpool . The father of a late relative, through marriage, an Italian born café owner in Glasgow, was interned on the Isle of Man via Liverpool. I don't know if this meant he simply passed through Liverpool or whether there was a 'holding point' in the ci...
by Penny Tray
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Sergeant John McIlwrick
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Sergeant John McIlwrick

The 'LOOKING BACK - HERALD FILES - 100 YEARS AGO - JUNE 28 1907 - mentions Sergeant McIlwrick, Ardrossan, as a prize-winner at the Constabulary sports. Attached is a photograph of Sergeant McIlwrick: -
by Penny Tray
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Gilbert Brown
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: Gilbert Brown

Francie,

I don't know for sure, but anyone born of 17 October 1905 would be 33 at the time of the fatal accident, which fits in with the headstone arithmetic of Gilbert Brown, viz - "killed on 28th September 1939, aged 33."
by Penny Tray
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 851
Views: 219717

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

You're obviously a young Kittywake :lol:. Marress Road did not exist in the mid-1960s and is presumably so called, not because there was anything prominent about the farm itself, but because it was partly built on what were previously the farm fields. This stretch of the A737 was obviously required ...
by Penny Tray
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 851
Views: 219717

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

Marress was a farm at the location described. I'm struggling to remember if it was still there in the mid-1960s or just referred to in conversation.
by Penny Tray
Thu May 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Bobnetau
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Happy birthday - Bobnetau

Many happy returns Netta. Have a great day.
by Penny Tray
Wed May 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts

I hesitated to mention the surface - I couldn't remember if it was 'earth', the grass having been worn away; ash, blaes, clay; or gravel. It certainly wasn't all grass.
by Penny Tray
Wed May 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts

Hughie, There was an actual pitch at that location with two goals, ideal for five-aside matches - and you're right, a goal scored at the Hill Place end could prove troublesome, rolling down the brae to Glasgow Street. I played there on summer evenings with 1st Ardrossan Life Boys, who met in the adj...
by Penny Tray
Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 277
Views: 32126

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

I'm reminded of a lecture at no less an institution than Balliol College, Oxford, where a leading psychiatrist urged everyone to remember - "It's not a disaster to get stuck in a traffic jam, it's a disaster when your family is wiped out in a traffic jam. Keep things in perspective!" PT Feeling a b...
by Penny Tray
Tue May 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Fatal Shooting in Ardrossan
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Fatal Shooting in Ardrossan

A JAMES FERGUSON appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today charged with murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
by Penny Tray
Tue May 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 277
Views: 32126

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Where was all this passion and penmanship on 8 May, when, correct me if I'm wrong, there wasn't a single mention on Threetowners about the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, or those from Ardrossan, Saltcoats, and Stevenston who gave their all? I'm reminded of a lecture at no less an institution than Balli...