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Where in the world do we live?

Three towns
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30%
Elsewhere in Scotland
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21%
England
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16%
Other UK
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2%
Europe other than UK
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2%
Australia
48
12%
Canada
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6%
New Zealand
6
1%
USA
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6%
Others
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2%
 
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Post by Colin30Something » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:29 pm

Hello, my name is Colin. Im here because I'm on a quest to learn about my roots and where I came from. For the last year I've been attempting to research my family history, only to hit a roadblock when it came to my grandmother's side. She was born and raised in Ardrossan, her parents were married in Ardrossan. Thats all I know and Id like to learn more about where she came from and maybe connect to family still there?

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Post by Hughie » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:40 pm

A warm welcome to you, Colin. Hope we can help you with your family query:
http://www.threetowners.net/forum/viewt ... 47#p150047

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Post by GrahamB » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:55 am

Hello, My name is Graham and I live just north of Brisbane, Queensland. I am here because I believe my father, Alexander Allen McLauchlan, was born in Ayr, possibly in Stevenson. He was born 12 January 1905 and migrated to Queensland in 1928 and died in Brisbane in 1960. His father was a John McLauchlan and his mother was possibly an Alice unknown. Unfortunately that is all I known about them and would like to learn more if anyone has information about this family I would appreciate hearing about them.

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Post by Hughie » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:57 am

Hi Graham, welcome! I hope someone else can help you. But in the meantime you might want to have a look through the Ayrshire Databases - they are a great source of information for family researchers. You can gain entry by signing in here:
http://www.ayrshire-roots.co.uk/ash.php

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Post by hahaya2004 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:03 am

Hi Graham, I sent a private message to you about your grandparents.
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Post by MarkDingwall » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:02 pm

No family or business connection with the area - just looking for help with research!

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Post by Macrozzie » Mon May 22, 2017 11:33 am

I was wondering if anyone can remember the name of the hotel /pub that was directly opposite Saltcoats train station in the late 1960s early 1970s? I have such happy memories of Saltcoats but I was only around 8 or 9 years old and my memories are a bit sketchy. I remember the place we stayed had a bar with a piano and the bedrooms were upstairs. I think it might have been the Railway Hotel or the Vernon Hotel as both those names seem to ring a bell. Down from the hotel I remember a shop that sold just about everything with buckets and spades etc hanging outside. My mum got sick around 1975 and I think our last holiday in Saltcoats would have been around 1972/73. So if anyone can remember that far back it would be lovely to hear about anything they know or see photos of that area around the station around that time.

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon May 22, 2017 12:14 pm

Macrozzie,

Welcome to Threetowners.

I think you're talking about the HOTEL VERNON, seen in the background in the first link; the pub would be the BAR ONE, seen in the second link; and the shop is undoubtedly VERONICA's at 45 Countess Street.

http://www.thebusgallery.co.uk/img/s/v- ... 9812-3.jpg

https://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto ... DIXQ/l.jpg
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Post by down south » Mon May 22, 2017 3:29 pm

A few more photos of the area round the station in the 1960s, courtesy of another bus enthusiast:

These first two also show the Hotel Vernon:

http://www.mikesbuspages.com/A1SER6.jpg

http://www.mikesbuspages.com/A1SER1.jpg

And these two show the scene at the opposite side of Countess Street:

http://www.mikesbuspages.com/A1SER4.jpg

http://www.mikesbuspages.com/A!SER1.jpg

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Post by jamstraw » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 am

Hello, my name is Alex Martin, I was born and raised in Ardrossan Firth View Terrace. I now live in Cornwall Ont Canada, have been since 1973. I would love to hear from some of you people who may remember me.

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Post by Meg » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:39 am

jamstraw wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 am
Hello, my name is Alex Martin, I was born and raised in Ardrossan Firth View Terrace. I now live in Cornwall Ont Canada, have been since 1973. I would love to hear from some of you people who may remember me.
A warm welcome to the threetowners Alex - I grew up just round the corner in Clyde Terrace - and I know there are lots of people from around that area on the forum. Maybe a good place for you to start would be the school photos on the threetowners website.

Looking forward to your posts

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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:54 am

Alex,

If you word search your own name, both as Alex and Alec, you already have a number of mentions.
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