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by Penny Tray
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:31 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 4150
Views: 717736

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Meekan,

Arthur Miles was definitely a Chief Inspector. I might be wrong but I don't remember either Jimmy Lawson or Jack Wharton being sergeants.
by Penny Tray
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:21 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 4150
Views: 717736

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Meekan, I left this topic in case 'douglaslsutherland' wanted to come back in. Constable Jimmy Lawson, who lived in a 'police house' at 59 Corrie Crescent, did move to either Lambie Court or O'connor Court when he retired. Incidentally, I don't think he was ever Sergeant Lawson. He had all his promo...
by Penny Tray
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Not the THREETOWNS but close
Replies: 435
Views: 188831

Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Eventually the mine and quarry owners were obliged to store their explosives on-site in secure explosives stores. The last of these in the Threetowns was, I think, at the Lochwood Mine situated between Saltcoats and Stevenston. During the tensions in Northern Ireland it was routine for the police to...
by Penny Tray
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Hughie
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Happy Birthday Hughie

Happy birthday Hughie.
by Penny Tray
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:29 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: It's a Funny Old Game
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: It's a Funny Old Game

Darvelous, as my paper said this morning :GP
by Penny Tray
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: It's a Funny Old Game
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: It's a Funny Old Game

It was a tremendous match to watch on television. I also like the headline in my newspaper today - DARVELOUS!
by Penny Tray
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Robert Cook
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Happy birthday - Robert Cook

Happy birthday Robert. I retain fond memories of your family in Rowanside Terrace before departing for Canada all those years ago.
by Penny Tray
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:32 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Home for a while.
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Home for a while.

John, I had a look to see if I had ever posted anything about "157 Glasgow Street" and the only thing is the following article. You may know nothing about it, but it might give you something to talk about on your travels. CASUALTY OF WAR 2 DECEMBER 1917 Died at sea on S.S. COPELAND, ROBERT...
by Penny Tray
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - GordMac
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Happy birthday - GordMac

Happy birthday Gordon.
by Penny Tray
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:51 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: 1841 to 1901 census
Replies: 42
Views: 25767

Re: 1841 to 1901 census

I have previously posted this family intimation which may be of passing interest: -

GLASGOW HERALD
22 MARCH 1909

BIRTH

ADAMS: At 179 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 20th instant, the wife of Robert Adams, Johannesburg; a daughter.
by Penny Tray
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Daniel Taylor - A Saltcoats Hero
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Daniel Taylor - A Saltcoats Hero

Margaret,

Thanks for this update. It remains a tremendous story of which your family should be immensely proud.
by Penny Tray
Thu Dec 29, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Nobel coasters from Irvine to Hamburg
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Nobel coasters from Irvine to Hamburg

I see Edward Murray and other local crew members mentioned in the following link: -

https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/objec ... ect-648588