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by Archivist
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Buckreddan Maternity Home (Feb 2001)
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Views: 2315

Buckreddan Maternity Home (Feb 2001)

From: Fiona Gillespie To: threetowners@topica.com Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 Hello All, Drew Gillespie once of Nithsdale Road then Chapelhill Mount Ardrossan, Attended Ardrossan Academy between 1960 and 1970 then moved to England in 1971 (it did feel like emigrating!!) I was born in Kilwinnin...
by Archivist
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Ghost Stories (Jan 2001)
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Views: 1847

Ghost Stories (Jan 2001)

From: "Sandra Glover" <sandglow@xx.co.uk> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 Hi Margaret, the only spooky story I know of Ardrossan Castle is, if you go there when it is thundering and the lightening is flashing there may be a slim chance you may see the ghost of Sir Willi...
by Archivist
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Who remembers? (Jan 2001)
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Views: 2089

Who remembers? (Jan 2001)

From: "Jim Gordon" <jim.gordon@xx.net.nz> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 Who was ''terrified'' by Kitty Broon who walked the ''monkey walk'' who ''smelt Dan Craigs piggery cairt who heard Joe Howie shout ''herrin fresh, herrin'' who went up the Cannon hill on a moonligh...
by Archivist
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Street Traders (Jan 2001)
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Views: 1789

Street Traders (Jan 2001)

Street Traders From: "David Young" <david@presto1.xx.co.uk> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 Does anyone remember Tommy Ballantyne the fruit and veg seller who used a horse and cart. The horse was called Nelly. I think he also was the coal man and then the cart was scr...
by Archivist
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Lost Touch (Jan 2001)
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Views: 2615

Lost Touch (Jan 2001)

Lost Touch From: "Ewan Steed" <genealogy@xx.co.uk> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2001 Hi Hugh Great topic for this week and I'm sure it will bring memories flooding back. I was at Stevenston High School and left in 1963 and lived in McGregor Avenue then the Hayocks Road a...
by Archivist
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Bookies - Turf Accountants (Jan 2001)
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Views: 1721

Bookies - Turf Accountants (Jan 2001)

From: <gusmorri@xx.com> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 I remember taking my dad, s bookies line to Willie Edger , he used to stand on the corner of New England Road & Dalry Road. I can remember it being 3 tanner doubles & a tanner treble. This was before Willie moved ...
by Archivist
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Snow and Sledging (Jan 2001)
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Views: 1820

Snow and Sledging (Jan 2001)

From: "hewmac" <hewmac@xx.com.au> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 All the best for 2001 to all threetowners. Hope everyone got over the New Year celebrations alright. We chose to have a quiet one here in Melbourne where it's been very hot, so much so that we haven't had...
by Archivist
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Tattie Howkers (Dec 2000)
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Views: 1788

Tattie Howkers (Dec 2000)

From: "David Young" <david@.xx.co.uk> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2000 When I was about 14, I got a job on Hogarth's farm just at the end of Corrie Crescent, Saltcoats. One of the perks was to pick as many potatoes as I could carry after my day's work. They definitely ...
by Archivist
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Raise Street (Oct 2000)
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Views: 1764

Raise Street (Oct 2000)

From: "Paul Dorrian" <pablito@xx.co.za> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 I remember a butchers shop near the bottom of Raise Street. The butcher was a gentleman called Mr Nisbet (Nesbit??). My mother got all her meat there and there was always a sweetie for me when I went...
by Archivist
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Piano Marathon (Dec 2000)
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Views: 2109

Piano Marathon (Dec 2000)

From: "mcguire" <mcguire@xx.dk> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 The other day my wife and I were discussing Christmas present and agreed that on of the younger member of the family should have the latest addition of the Guinness Book Of Records............................
by Archivist
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Church and Religion (Dec 2000)
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Views: 2266

Church and Religion (Dec 2000)

From: "David Young" <david@xx.co.uk> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 When I was a very little boy I remember my friend and I watching a man filling holes in a door with putty and then painting it green. It was the door to Nixon's Old Showrooms in Union Street. My frie...
by Archivist
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Archived topics
Topic: Gaelic Church Saltcoats (Dec 2000)
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Views: 1714

Gaelic Church Saltcoats (Dec 2000)

From: "Sheila Block" <macavoy@xx.net> To: <threetowners@topica.com> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 Townies, Your reveries are delightful. They sound just like my school experience in Brooklyn NY in the late 40s, early 50s. But may I change the subject? Am searching for history of the so-called GAEL...