Old Betting Shops

Discuss all aspects of the three towns in the Threetowners' Lounge.
Post Reply
Auldwilliam51
New Poster
New Poster
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Location: Burnham,Bucks

Old Betting Shops

Post by Auldwilliam51 »

Hi All, My grandfather was a partner in the betting firm Mitchell’s of Saltcoats, I was a young boy, but had some memories of the history of the firm in Saltcoats. Wallace
:D
wellparkno9
Heid Poster
Heid Poster
Posts: 754
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:02 pm
Location: saltcoats

Re: Old Betting Shops

Post by wellparkno9 »

Hi, my father lifted lines for Mitchell on the corner of Union St for about 14 years.My uncle Matt lifted for Nellany.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 18891
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Old Betting Shops

Post by Penny Tray »

wellparkno9 wrote: Fri Apr 28, 2023 7:15 am Hi, my father lifted lines for Mitchell on the corner of Union St for about 14 years.My uncle Matt lifted for Nellany.
Hi Sam,

Always nice to hear from you. You made me smile when I thought of my pal's grampa "lifting" for Saltcoats Polis :lol: : -

GLASGOW HERALD
26 APRIL 1930

BOOKMAKERS’ AGENTS

Two bookmakers’ agents, who were captured on Kyleshill Bridge, Saltcoats, pleaded guilty at Saltcoats Police Court to a charge of loitering for the purpose of bookmaking, betting or paying or receiving bets, and were each fined £10. The fines were paid.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
wellparkno9
Heid Poster
Heid Poster
Posts: 754
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:02 pm
Location: saltcoats

Re: Old Betting Shops

Post by wellparkno9 »

wasnae my father he didnt start lifting lines till 1931
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 18891
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Old Betting Shops

Post by Penny Tray »

:lol:
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Auldwilliam51
New Poster
New Poster
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Location: Burnham,Bucks

Re: Old Betting Shops

Post by Auldwilliam51 »

Hi wellpark09,I’m trying to put together when my grandfather Samuel McCutcheon moved from Cambuslang to Saltcoats in around 1930 and assisted with running the office for Willie Mitchell at 3 Hill Street Saltcoats.My mother Sadie McCutcheon was born in Cambuslang in 1925 and I remember my mum saying that she started at Kyleshill School , Saltcoats around 1930. The family were living at 3 Hill Street possibly above the office. Regards Wallace
:D
wellparkno9
Heid Poster
Heid Poster
Posts: 754
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:02 pm
Location: saltcoats

Re: Old Betting Shops

Post by wellparkno9 »

Hi,was Sam McCutcheon related to Willie Mitchell in any way?
Auldwilliam51
New Poster
New Poster
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Location: Burnham,Bucks

Re: Old Betting Shops

Post by Auldwilliam51 »

Hi wellparker09, I think Willie Mitchell was my grandfathers uncle, there was an old Willie and young Willie, I assumed that the younger one was the son. My grandfather Sam took over the running of the business before it was taken over by a major bookmaker.
:D
Post Reply