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by Hughie
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Sheenaj
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Happy birthday - Sheenaj

All the best to you on your birthday, Sheena. Hope you have a great day! :)

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by Hughie
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Saltcoats - The old railway to the harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Saltcoats - The old railway to the harbour

Final Robert Weir of Kirkhall remembered when there was no made road between Findlay's Brae (at the Free Church) and Miss Hamilton's (Erskine Place). The carts went always that way, at low water, but for passage at high water a few large stones were placed there, to raise the road higher, and repel...
by Hughie
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Caption this!
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Caption this!

Snapped this this morning while passing through one of our local holiday caravan parks.

Caption - You can do the ironing after I'm finished with the filletting, dear! ;)

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by Hughie
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Old Saltcoats - The Drakemyre
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Old Saltcoats - The Drakemyre

Like the recent article about the old Railway to the harbour this too is a long article. But I'll post it as a whole. The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald April 1904 The last thatched house in the street now called Vernon Street vanished from sight for ever last week, and with it is finished, so to s...
by Hughie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic
Replies: 5151
Views: 411258

Re: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic

Hot today, and for at least the next four days for the Australian open tennis in Melbourne - to be 35 Celcius today - day one. :oops:
by Hughie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Fell off the back of a truck
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Fell off the back of a truck

Never posted a photo, Netta. Got a photo of the hampers, but I haven't seen the boat photo. The shiraz is still intact at this stage. :roll:
by Hughie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Fell off the back of a truck
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Fell off the back of a truck

Fell off the back of a truck! Well, this boat did in Kingsway, the busiest throughway in Melbourne city. Our Jamie was in his car right behind it. He called the Radio station to let them know the road was in gridlock and sent a photo. Next day he got a couple of hampers sent to him from radio 3AW. E...
by Hughie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Ardrossan Motive Power Depot 67D
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Ardrossan Motive Power Depot 67D

For those who were unaware, some years ago we spoke about the engine sheds and the book written about them. The book is called "The Plug Dropper". Here's the link to that topic: viewtopic.php?p=40071#p40071 The book is available on Amazon.
by Hughie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Saltcoats - The old railway to the harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Saltcoats - The old railway to the harbour

Continued: William Burns, chemist, settled in Saltcoats, 1801. His works were first established at the foot of Kyleshill, near John Cunninghame's (now Miss Welsh's) house. He got stones for his furnaces from the shore opposite Archibald Wilson's (now Mrs Little's) house About 1806 be removed his wor...
by Hughie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 1995
Views: 213532

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 11 January 1901 Another link with the past has been broken by the death of Mr Archibald Murchie, an old Saltcoats compositor one of the first of the staff of the A. and S. Herald, Mr Murchie was employed in the office when the first proof of the paper was printed. Since ...
by Hughie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Shell Fireless Locomotive
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: Shell Fireless Locomotive

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Here's a photo originally posted by Tom McGrattan in our much earlier topic about the Shell Bridge being demolished. I had thought that the engine was diesel. :roll:
by Hughie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Saltcoats - The old railway to the harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Saltcoats - The old railway to the harbour

Continued: There was a long proof in January. 1813. Once a year for several year afterwards there was some formal step taken, but in 1816 the proceedings fell asleep. After a sleep of thirty three years the action was wakened up in 1849, and it was not till 1854 that a final decision was given in Mr...