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by Archivist
Mon May 12, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Signs of the past (6)
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Views: 9483

Signs of the past (6)

From: "Richard Maxwell" <dickiemax@xx.com> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 I recall a time early 1940 when I met two of my friends who told me they had just joined the Home Guard. After explaining that you had to be 16 to join, I asked how come you got in you're only 15?....
by Archivist
Sat May 10, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Signs of the past (5)
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Views: 4788

Signs of the past (5)

From: <garrett@xx.nl> To: <threetowners@ topica.com> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 I seem to remember my dad telling me that during one of the air-raids (perhaps the bombing of Ardeer) a small shell fell on Hayocks Road, Stevenston, right in the middle of the road. I was v. young at the time he told m...
by Archivist
Thu May 08, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Signs of the past (4)
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Views: 4584

Signs of the past (4)

From: <sahaley@xx.net> To: <threetowners@ topica.com> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 Jimmy, you may have known my grandad who was a plater at the that time in Ardrossan shipyard, wee Charlie Martin. He later became provost of Saltcoats, also became an ardent pacifist as a result of all the haphazard u...
by Archivist
Tue May 06, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Signs of the past (3)
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Views: 4768

Signs of the past (3)

From: Jimmy Laughlan Salt > USA To: threetowners@ topica.com Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 Hi. All, I remember there being a large brick and concrete air raid shelter situated on the wee park between Anderson Drive and New England Road right at Knox place, but no one would use it because of the terri...
by Archivist
Fri May 02, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Signs of the past (2)
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Views: 4810

Signs of the past (2)

From: <angels4me28@xx.com> To: <threetowners@ topica.com> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 Hello to everyone, When I visited my gran in the 50s, I remember being told not to go near the mines on the beach....They had to be from the war.....any comments...if I remember right, they looked like large metal...
by Archivist
Thu May 01, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Signs of the past (1)
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Views: 6786

Signs of the past (1)

Topics here have been compiled from posts when threetowners was an emailing Group started in 1999 . Signs of the past (1) From: <hewmac@xx.net.au> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 Topic Of The Week: April 27, 2001 "Signs of the past" Topic of the Week is simply a tool to p...
by Archivist
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Greasy Pole
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Views: 4307

Greasy Pole

From: "Sam Bukka" <sambukka@xx.com> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 Anyone know anything about the "Greasy Pole" which is located on the North Shore, Ardrossan? It was there during the 1800s, was it a Maypole? or what. Bukka From: "Hugh McCallum" <hewmac@xx.net.au> To: <th...
by Archivist
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: School Excursions
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Views: 4292

School Excursions

From: "Annie Walker" <annie@xx.edu.au> To: <threetowners@ topica.com> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 Thank you for the topic Hugh. I am not a 3T myself but I married one - Matt Walker and we are enjoying the emails immensely. As a kid growing up in Rutherglen, we used to go on Sunday school trips to Ste...
by Archivist
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Migrating Families
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Views: 4477

Migrating Families

From: <hewmac@xx.net.au> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 The earliest folk I can remember migrating to Australia were the COOK Family, they left while we were in Winton Primary School Ardrossan - perhaps around 1950-51. They would have been about 6 or 7 years old and may h...
by Archivist
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Baron Shipping Line (Apr 2001)
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Views: 4345

Baron Shipping Line (Apr 2001)

From: <hewmac@xx.net.au> To: <threetowners@ topica.com> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 South Crescent - the promenade at Ardrossan - is graced by several large mansions of the early 1800's, built for the businessmen and merchants of that era. The house at No.8, was originally the home of Hugh Hogarth....
by Archivist
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Ham & Egg Close (Apr 2001)
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Views: 4542

Ham & Egg Close (Apr 2001)

From: <jkelly5859@xx.com> To: <threetowners @topica.com> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 Hi everyone. Someone recently posed the question about why the "ham and egg close" (or pen as I knew it) in Stevenston, New Street was so called. I thought I'd post the answer in case anyone else is interested. I...
by Archivist
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: William Landsborough - Australian Explorer (Apr 2001)
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Views: 4300

William Landsborough - Australian Explorer (Apr 2001)

From: <hewmac@xx.com.au> To: <threetowners @topica.com> Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 William Landsborough - Australian Explorer William Landsborough the son of Stevenston Parish's revered minister David Landsborough was commissioned in Australia to lead one of three search parties for the Burke and ...