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by down south
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

1972 IN RETROSPECT JANUARY 1972 In an explosion at Ardeer Factory, three men were injured; one , from Irvine, died later. The management at Ardeer Factory announced that there would be no redundancies in the foreseeable future. Troon lifeboat made an emergency dash to Ardrossan Harbour after a crew...
by down south
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

NOVEMBER 1971 The new Auchenharvie Academy, catering for senior secondary pupils from Stevenston and Saltcoats, was officially opened by Treasurer Robert Lambie of Saltcoats Town Council. Because of lack of support Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston Merchants' Association considered disbanding the...
by down south
Sun May 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Phands
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Happy birthday - Phands

Have a very happy birthday, Paul.

Susan
by down south
Fri May 28, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

SEPTEMBER 1971 A consortium of prominent Scottish businessmen formed Hunterston Development Corporation Ltd to study the prospects of establishing a major industrial complex at Hunterston to comprise industries associated with a large scale port. The chairman was Mr Hugh Stenhouse and the authorise...
by down south
Fri May 28, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Bobnetau
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Happy birthday - Bobnetau

Have a very happy birthday, Netta.

Susan
by down south
Sat May 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

JULY 1971 Labour members of Ayrshire Education Committee said they were willing to go to jail rather than pay any surcharge the government might impose on them if they continued to provide free school milk for primary pupils in the county, in defiance of government legislation. Local councils agree...
by down south
Sun May 16, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

MAY 1971 Labour candidates in North Ayrshire, in common with those in other parts of the country, scored convincing successes in the municipal elections. In Ardrossan Labour won control by taking all three vacant seats. Labour also strengthened their hold on the town councils of Saltcoats, Stevenst...
by down south
Mon May 10, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

MARCH 1971 The Rev Jean Thomson of Ardrossan EU Congregational Church celebrated her semi-jubilee in the ministry. ICI, the largest employers in the district, announced that the two divisions working at Ardeer would disappear in a rearrangement of managerial control. St Peter's Primary School, Ardr...
by down south
Tue May 04, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 6780
Views: 1017553

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

And in case you're wondering what making avizandum is :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avizandum

Susan
by down south
Tue May 04, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

1971 IN RETROSPECT JANUARY 1971 The Clyde Port Authority announced a ten-year plan to improve Ardrossan Harbour which included filling in the old harbour and dry-dock. Several local appeals were launched to raise money for the Ibrox Disaster Fund , which happened on Saturday January 2nd. Vandals se...
by down south
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Del 80 and Mitchy
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Happy birthday - Del 80 and Mitchy

A very happy birthday to you both.

Susan
by down south
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: In This Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: In This Year

NOVEMBER 1970 Ardrossan Town Council decided not to contribute to the swimming pool to be built by Saltcoats and Stevenston councils at Auchenharvie. Councillor Hamish Fraser's plea for a public inquiry into the rents situation in Saltcoats was rejected by the town council. MP for Central Ayrshire,...