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by Meg
Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The Queen's Visit 50 Years Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 7558

Queen's next visit

I remember getting marched along Eglington Road by our teacher and made to fly a flag to welcome the Queens on her next visit - I must have been about 7 - which would have been around 1960. Does anyone remember if that was the visit to open Hunterston A Power Station?

Meg
by Meg
Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Our Ellen Young
Replies: 18
Views: 6394

Re: Our Ellen Young

Just to let you know our fellow threetowners member Ellen Young is just out of hospital after a heart attack. I'm sure you'll all join with me in wishing her a speedy recovery. Ellen, you are very dear to us and have been for for some time, we your extended family at threetowners wish you well. We'...
by Meg
Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: end of top of the pops
Replies: 11
Views: 3112

Re: Top of the Pops

P.S. I'll buy it and I'll give it Foive, was the lovely Janice from Birmingham.[/quote]

and was the program was Thank your Lucky Stars hosted by Keith Fordyce?

Meg
by Meg
Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: end of top of the pops
Replies: 11
Views: 3112

Re: top of the pops

I remember Top of the Pops, but before that we had Radio Luxenburghs TOP TWENTY, brought to you by {arid cream deoderant and the makers of Carters little liver pills} ring any bells or i am i older than everybody? Yes, I remember listening to Radio Luxemburg (208, station of the stars) under my pil...
by Meg
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: AWAE WI' YE
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

I believe the player's name is Scotland! Australia 3 Japan 1 - ah'm fair knackered huving sat up maest o' the nicht tae watch!! Actually no, I believe his father was born in Scotland, but he was born in Trinidad. This is what is being said about him ...... Name Marvin ANDREWS Date of Birth 22-Dec-1...
by Meg
Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: AWAE WI' YE
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Some of the pubs in Ayr have decided to support Trinidad and Tobago - they've got a Scot playing on their team. One way of getting to the finals I suppose .....

Meg
by Meg
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: War memorial Ardrossan
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

George

I went to school with Tommy Cliff, who lived in that house too - I think his father was the heid fitter there - that would have been about 1959 onwards. Sad to see it going isn't it.

Meg
by Meg
Wed May 31, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: SEEKING BARRY McMANUS OF ARDROSSAN
Replies: 8
Views: 7242

Barry's father was an ex SNP provost of Ardrossan, and his son is Jordan MacManus - who is about my son's age (they were at school together) ie 33/34. An extra name that might help the search. HOpe you find him. Regards Meg ps - maybe try friendsreunited - searching the Ardrossan schools for late fo...
by Meg
Wed May 31, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Where do you go on Holiday?
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

We are off to a wedding in Aviero in Portugal this year - our Portugese friends are getting married in July - George has been asked to wear his kilt - bit hot for the old wooly socks though:-) Favourite place in the whole world for a holiday, either New Zealand or Arran - would be hard pushed to cho...
by Meg
Fri May 19, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Horse Island
Replies: 17
Views: 4255

canfactory wrote: Both my parents worked at the Can Factory in war-time and they spoke about the place often.
Bill
Hi Bill

I was wondering if your parents are still alive - my father (Jimmy Gordon) worked in the Can Factory during the war - I am sure they knew each other.

Meg
by Meg
Mon May 08, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Hullo hullo,
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Hi Alistair

Welcome to the group. I know you will enjoy the chat. Incidentally, did you know my dad Jimmy Gordon who worked in the Shell about the time you did? We used to live in Clyde Terrace, so at some time we were nearly neighbours:o)

Meg
by Meg
Fri May 05, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Declaration of Arbroath
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Declaration of Arbroath

We visited Arbroath Abbey over the Mayday holiday and I noticed on their copy of the declaration that a man from the three towns was one of the signatories - he was called Fergus. I did a quick search and thought you might like to see what I found out : During the War of Independence in 1304, Fergus...