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by Hughie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Shell Long Service Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Shell Long Service Awards

... no, just remembered Ella and Lizzie’s maiden name was black I think, Elsie’s grannie lived in Loanhead Road I think, and she was called Grannie Black. Yes, Grannie black lived in the three storied tenement at the bottom of Kirkhall Drive, that's now gone, and she did move down to Loanhead road....
by Hughie
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Shell Long Service Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Shell Long Service Awards

Yes I did notice your dad's name there, Meg. Also, I believe the Miss E. Black (I knew as Ella) mentioned in the over 10 years section could be the sister of your former neighbour, Lizzie (Black) Townsley. She was married to a tanker driver named Tommy ? he's in this photo second front row, first on...
by Hughie
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Shell Long Service Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Shell Long Service Awards

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette April 18, 1952 Shell Long Service Awards On Monday, 7th April, at the Eglinton Hotel, Ardrossan, long service emblems were presented by Mr E. LeQ. Herbert, General Manager of the "Shell" Refining and Marketing Company, London, to members of Ardrossan Refinery ...
by Hughie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 117
Views: 44599

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

PRINCE Charles finally came face to face with three artists who work in murals in Stevenston.
Mark Pickering, Gordon McInnes and John Smith
I believe that should be Gavin McInnes.
by Hughie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Looking Back - Herald files
Replies: 117
Views: 44599

Re: Looking Back - Herald files

From the Archives of the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald published on March 5, 2008 100 YEARS AGO on March 6, 1908 ON Saturday last the Ardrossan Co-operative Society started a Penny Savings Bank in Ardrossan and Saltcoats, there being 80 depositors in the former place and 20 in the latter. A FORMER p...
by Hughie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Princes Street Air Raid Shelters
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Princes Street Air Raid Shelters

Thanks for that, Meekan, didn't know there where air-raid shelters there. Thanks also to Penny, those images seem to indicate the Eglinton Hotel had one of the earliest air-raid shelters, just as Meg mentioned. I remember playing in one as a lad at the harbour. If I recall properly it was a massive ...
by Hughie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Trivia Quiz - 53
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: Trivia Quiz - 53

brian f wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:38 pm
4 for me. Q-4 confused me... But that's easily done.
Brian, how would you have gone with Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston and Kilwinning using the same question? :?
by Hughie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Gerv
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Happy birthday - Gerv

Happy birthday, Jerry. Enjoy your special day. :)

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by Hughie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Princes Street Air Raid Shelters
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Princes Street Air Raid Shelters

Kilmarnock Herald
July 11, 1941


First I've heard of these - anyone know exactly where they were?
July 11, 1941.png
by Hughie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Trivia Quiz - 53
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Trivia Quiz - 53

Just for fun - perhaps even educational. :roll: 1. China celebrates each year by naming it "The year of the ?" what is 2021 named after? The year of the Ox. 2. What is the official currency of India? Rupee 3. In a hospital what does a radiographer do? Takes x-rays and images of humans. 4. Which Nor...
by Hughie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Presentation to Ayrshire Cup Winners
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Presentation to Ayrshire Cup Winners

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette February 29, 1952 Presentation to Ayrshire Cup Winners Ayrshire Cup medals, watches or rings, according to their choice, were presented to members of the Winton Rovers team, winners of the Ayrshire Cup last season, during the interval at Winton Park last Satur...
by Hughie
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Take your handkerchief
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Take your handkerchief

Is it still the drill, that when you go to the city football matches you should carry a handkerchief to summon the St. Johns ambulance volunteers if a fellow spectator has taken poorly? I remember as a young lad going to big matches in Glasgow and occasionally I'd see a group on the terrace waving h...