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Discuss all aspects of the three towns in the Threetowners' Lounge.

Where in the world do we live?

Three towns
121
30%
Elsewhere in Scotland
86
21%
England
67
16%
Other UK
7
2%
Europe other than UK
10
2%
Australia
49
12%
Canada
24
6%
New Zealand
7
2%
USA
26
6%
Others
10
2%
 
Total votes: 407

tymnetdave
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Hi, I am David Simmons and for past 45 years have been working and living in England, currently Wilmslow just outside Manchester but regularly return to visit the Costa del Clyde. My interest in my old school was revised after reading Janice Galloway's All Made Up which mentioned several teachers I remembered from Ardrossan Academy. I still remember 1962 when I left West Kilbride School after passing the 'qualy' and so had to now get the blue and grey Clyde Coast Services school bus from Seamill to the big school at Ardrossan, later taking the train with pupils coming from Largs to South Beach station.Just down from the station was the pub where we could buy an under age lunchtime pint of lager to breath over the teachers.As I recall in 1966 we could go down to the beach and could just about see Radio Scotland's transmitter ship Comet moored off Troon and listen to DJs such as Stuart Henry.
Have enjoyed seeing school photos and reading recollections and look forward to future ones
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Meg
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Location: Formerly Ardrossan, now Ayr

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A warm welcome to the three towners David - looking forward to reading your posts.

Meg
Robert Steele
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Hello. My name is Robert Steele in Auckland New Zealand. I have just discovered that my Great Great Grandfather, Robert Steele, lived, and died in 1909 in Stevenson, Ayr, Scotland. He lived at 99 Ardeer Square, after moving from 110 of the same square.

He had 6 children with his wife Martha; the oldest, Isaac, was my Great Grandfather. It was he who immigrated to NZ.

I wonder if Robert Steele is in your city records? He was born in 1831 in Ireland. He and Martha moved to Scotland not long after they were married because their oldest child (Isaac) was born in Maybole, Ayr but married in Stevenson.

Robert’s father’s name was also Isaac but no further information beyond that. I’ve looked up your beautiful town on your website. If you have any information I would be most grateful. Happy to cover costs. God bless you.

Rev. Robert Steele.
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Meg
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Hello Robert and a warm welcome to the Threetowners. I’ve removed your personal email from your post - people can either DM you or contact you by email via the contact icon next to your message. Fingers crossed for a good outcome - we have some wonderful genealogists in our forum.

Regards
Meg
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