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by down south
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Liptons in Saltcoats
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

I think the place you're thinking of, Hughie, is Templeton's; it was just a few doors along from Fleming's, and it was indeed the first proper supermarket in the Three Towns. Wilkie's ( the original one ) was about halfway along Dockhead Street and was a traditional grocer's.

Susan
by down south
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Stevenston - On This Day In History
Replies: 1302
Views: 157885

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

24th SEPTEMBER 1971 THE BAILIE DOESN'T LET THE GRASS GROW Bailie Robert Haggarty 1971.jpg Stevenston residents are often surprised by the sight of Bailie Robert Haggarty, travelling around the town with a scythe strapped to the roof of his car and a lawnmower in the boot. Besides his regular job wit...
by down south
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 1867
Views: 196364

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 1974 BEITH STEAL POINTS WITH LATE RALLY BEITH JUNIORS 4 SALTCOATS VICTORIA 3 Saltcoats were unfortunate not to get a point from this game and it was only in the last minute that Beith got the winner. The opening play favoured Beith, and Balmer came close with a fine header an...
by down south
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 3753
Views: 362518

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 1974 WINTON HIT TOP FORM FOUR GOAL McILROY Ardrossan Winton Rovers 4 – Dalry Thistle 1 Scorers: Winton – McIlroy (1 min, 26 mins, 52 mins and 53 mins) Dalry – Quinn (41 mins) This must rate as the best performance of Winton Rovers so far this season. They looked a very settle...
by down south
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 3753
Views: 362518

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 1974 ARDROSSAN ACCIES 8 CLARKSTON 21 From the outset good scrummaging by Clarkston gave the Accies' forwards a distict disadvantage and at half-time the score was 4 points to nil from a try by the visitors' scrum half McGeogh. The visiting forwards stepped up their game in th...
by down south
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Michele Harris and her ponies: picture and article
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Michele Harris and her ponies: picture and article

This article and picture appeared in the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald in September 1971. MICHELE PREFERS PONIES by Lorna Campbell Michele Harris 1971.jpg Many girls and boys long for a pony, but faced with mucking out stables and grooming they get fed up when the novelty wears off or when they fin...
by down south
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Jim McCreadie
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Happy birthday - Jim McCreadie

Have a very happy birthday, Jim.

Susan
by down south
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: ICI detonator research department dance, early 1970s
Replies: 1
Views: 367

ICI detonator research department dance, early 1970s

I don't have an exact date for this picture but it was probably in late 1971 or early 1972.It shows guests at a dance given by ICI detonator research department.

ICI detonator research dept dance early 1970s.jpg


Susan
by down south
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks & Braes
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Banks & Braes

Yes Michael, I think it is the same McAllisters. It says above the door of the Kandy Bar that the business was established in 1929, but the Kandy Bar itself ( the Hamilton Street branch; the Dockhead Street one opened in 1972 ) first opened in the late 1960s, about the time when the old McAllister's...
by down south
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Banks & Braes
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Banks & Braes

I presume you're talking about the Banks and Braes public house ? I remember it as the Braes Bar, and then being extended onto the site of some shops to form the Banks and Braes. The shops in question were McAllister's the bakers, and Greer's sweetshop.

Hope this helps.

Susan
by down south
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Who was Wullie Wylie?
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: Who was Wullie Wylie?

That isn't 15 Dockhead Street, Hughie, because that address was on the corner of Dockhead Street and Green Street, opposite to Ross' . The business must have moved. The picture shows it in about 1895, when W Wylie, bootmaker, was listed at No 43 Dockhead Street in Clarke's business directory, next t...
by down south
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Mrs Waugh of Ardrossan Academy
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Mrs Waugh of Ardrossan Academy

Mrs Waugh, an American lady, was one of the secretaries at the Academy in the 1970s ( and possibly beyond that ? ), and was thus well known to a generation of pupils, with whom she was rather more popular than the notorious Miss Love. This article about her life in America appeared in the Ardrossan ...