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Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

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Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by down south » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:56 pm

Ardeer Merchants golfers are pictured in June 1969 after the presentation of the A&S Herald Trophy to one of their number.
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by Vivc113 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:56 pm

Ooo. Any names to go with the pix???
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:27 am

The gentlemen second from the right in the middle row is the late Frank James who was the local police sergeant at the time.
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by 5siamese7 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:04 am

Front row third from the right is Jackie Newal who had the grocers shop across from the burgh chambers.

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Post by Collenan » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:50 am

Back row right is Jimmy McKechnie and next to him is Jimmy Hourston the butcher who worked with John Brown in his shop in New Street.

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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by michaelm » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:40 pm

Yes, definitely looks like Jimmy McKechan at the back right, as I was a 'message boy' in John Brown's Butchers in the early 70's and I'm sure Jimmy worked there part time. Always had a smile on his face did Jimmy.

I also knew of the Hourston family from Stevenston and seem to remember John Brown speaking of JH on a few occasions - although my only real memory of him was when he had his own Grocery Van (I think).
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by michaelm » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:28 pm

Slightly off topic, but John Brown the Butcher was also a member at Ardeer Golf Club.

I recall caddying for him at Ardeer on at least a couple of occasions and getting 10 bob or so each time for my efforts - no' bad for a 16 year old at the time. :)
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by morag » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:19 am

michaelm wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:40 pm
Yes, definitely looks like Jimmy McKechan at the back right, as I was a 'message boy' in John Brown's Butchers in the early 70's and I'm sure Jimmy worked there part time. Always had a smile on his face did Jimmy.

I also knew of the Hourston family from Stevenston and seem to remember John Brown speaking of JH on a few occasions - although my only real memory of him was when he had his own Grocery Van (I think).
Think this is the same Hourston family moved into Hawkhill Pl, (my street) they'd 2 kids then Morag and Ian? I was amazed..another Morag! Now on FB...a gajillion! lol!
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by exile » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 am

Is that "Chuggy" Higgins?

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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by John Donnelly » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:37 am

Don't think so. Chuggs had red hair.
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by michaelm » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:50 am

morag wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:19 am
Think this is the same Hourston family moved into Hawkhill Pl, (my street) they'd 2 kids then Morag and Ian? I was amazed..another Morag! Now on FB...a gajillion! lol!
No doubt it will be the same Hourston family morag, as Hawkhill Place is where I remember them as living.
I believe Jimmy Hourston's son's name was Colin though,not Ian - but see you put a question mark on it so you obviously weren't sure. :)
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Re: Ardeer Merchant golfers June 1969

Post by meekan » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:40 pm

exile wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 am
Is that "Chuggy" Higgins?
That is indeed the late "Chuggy" Higgins
Front row extreme left looks like Jim Brown?

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