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by Hughie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Jokes & Fun Forum
Topic: I need to go to school
Replies: 2
Views: 65

I need to go to school


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by Hughie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Jokes & Fun Forum
Topic: Aussie army
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Aussie army

John Donnelly wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:55 am
What is the Ekka?

John, It's the annual agricultural show of Queensland, Australia. This year's held just the other week in Brisbane.
by Hughie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Podcasts

Tasmanian Convict Records I found this to be a fascinating podcast, broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-hamish-maxwell-stuart-rpt/9764944 Professor Hamish Maxwell Stewart from the University of Tasmania, ...
by Hughie
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Ardeer Miniature Railway.
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: Ardeer Miniature Railway.

Thought I'd add this informative video to this topic, it's from 2014.

by Hughie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Eglinton C1955 - Class photo
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Eglinton C1955 - Class photo

Eglinton C1955 Pupils were probably a year older than me, but I do recognise most of the faces, but remember few names. Can you help by adding names or correcting any errors by me? I'll add names here when identified. Back row L to R: 1? 2. Brian McGowan, 3. Gabriel? -----, 4. Betty Gibb, 5? 6. Mary...
by Hughie
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Premier League
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Premier League

The advertisers are cashing in on the millions of viewers they are broadcasting the games to in China. The adverts weren't all in Chinese though.
by Hughie
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Weir Monument at Ardrossan
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Weir Monument at Ardrossan

Can you help with this request? We've spoke about this over many years but I can't recall ever seeing a photo of the monument. It was standing in the early fifties and I recall a fence around or partly around it back then. We have a topic on it from 1999 here when we were an emailing group. https://...
by Hughie
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Jacqui Lambie - podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Jacqui Lambie - podcast

I'm sure Australian members in particular will enjoy this ABC podcast featuring an interview with the Australian character that is ex senator Jacqui Lambie. Jacqui lost her seat in parliment owing to the fact her dad was Scottish born - so unknowingly she inherited dual citizenship. But that's anoth...
by Hughie
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Premier League
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Premier League

Watching the Newcastle Vs Totenham match tonight here in Oz. Those annoying moving ads around the perimiter really annoy - we have them too. But looks like there catering for a Chinese audience - well that's what we are seeing. :roll:
by Hughie
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Burning effigy in Saltcoats
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Burning effigy in Saltcoats

Found this in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald, December 15, 1855.

ASH Dec 15, 1855.jpg
by Hughie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Burning effigy in Saltcoats
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Burning effigy in Saltcoats

Can anyone elaborate on the following claim - it's from this post in "Saltcoats on this day". Mrs Cree's husband - James Cree - who is dead, was a boot and shoe maker in Saltcoats for many years. He was a prominent figure in a well remembered incident that led to the effigy of a townsman being burne...
by Hughie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 1737
Views: 171535

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald August 9, 1901 https://i.imgur.com/sCfEBKv.jpg A Venerable Saltcoats Lady Remembers Waterloo Celebrations and wreck of the Trelawney. There is presently living at Hayocks farm in the parish of Stevenston. Mrs Cree, an interesting personage who has entered her 100th year....