25 Jun 2000
lovely web site showing and clearly telling so much about the area where
I still stay. My name is Tom Paton .I am 48 years old and attended
Saltcoats Public School (Argyle Road), then moved on to rhe new school
in Jack's road, then passed my "eleven plus" (Mr Bryson
headmaster) and moved to Ardrossan Academy I was employed for 24 years
at ICI Ardeer in the central workshops. I now stay in Kilwinning.
25 Jun 2000
This page is just great, it has so much information on it! My connection
with Stevenston is through my husband's family. Nathan Wilson, the son
of Adam & Margaret Wilson, ne้ Love, moved to Hampshire in 1878. He
is my husband's great grandfather. Francis Love the poet is also his 3 X
great grandfather. We made it to Stevenston last summer which really
helped with a better feeling for the family and the town. We would love
to hear from anyone who think they may be connected to our line. Jenny
02 Jul 2000
At last a site about the greatest 3toons in the world. Well done and
keep up the good work.
02 Jul 2000
Hello Hugh, I am David Scott Park, from Stevenston initially, my family
moved to USA in 1953. My first trip back to the 3- town and the U.K.
last month was great. My wife Donna had hooked up to your site when
looking for information about our trip. Love the site, loads of
information, the pictures are even more effective after have been there.
03 Jul 2000
Hi! Both my wife and myself hail from Stevenston and Saltcoats
respectively. Kathleen (Duffy) worked in the ICI Nylon Plant until she
left for Australia with the rest of her family in 1971. I , Jack Edmond,
had already emigrated to Australia in 1959. We are now both married and
reside in Perth Western Australia. Kathleen went to Stevenston Higher
Grade School and Jack went to Jacks Road Primary in Saltcoats. If there
is anyone out there that knows us or wants to say hello. HELLO!
03 Jul 2000
Hello: What a wonderful website. My Dad was born in Saltcoats in 1900 -
Samuel Findlay Bell. He was the oldest of 16 children of John Bell
(b.1879 in Stevenston) and Jessie (Kerr) Bell (b.1882 in Saltcoats) and
I would love to hear from someone in this family. Of the 16 children, my
Dad came to Canada in 1923, some others did as well. And to Australia
went Francis and Adam Bell. Now at last I can see pictures of the towns
I heard so much about. Bonnie
06 Jul 2000
Hello again Hugh I said I was visiting Saltcoats just before Easter.
Well! I did and it was wonderful. Amazingly, the sun was shining most of
the time. I stayed at the Bay hotel on the seafront opposite the site of
the old swimming pool, nice hotel. I visited as many old childhood
haunts as I could, my wife was a bit bored. My mother, (Barabara Gray)
old hairdressing shop is still in Hamilton Street, although it is no
longer a hair salon and the rail tracks at Ardrossan harbour where my
Grandfather William Gray) drove his steam engine are no longer there.
Anyway, I greatly enjoyed my visit and hope it's not too long before I
email@example.com 05 July 2000
my name is isabella riviere(monaghan)ilive in b c canada i used to live
in blakley road saltcoats today i arrived back home to spend some time
with my family i have many relatives around thiss area some on my
fathers side and some on my mums side if anyone knows me if you would
like to e mail i would love to hear from you
06 Jul 2000
hi, i am married 18yrs, i have three children, they are really young
adults now.i work in saltcoats in springvale nursery school, i live in
stevenston, and i am interested in gardening and keep fit.
06 Jul 2000
i have enjoyed reading all the things that people have written about,
and i even managed to scan a photograph of saltcoats vics to margaret
lyons. my husband changes us to lineone and now i dont know how toget
onto the site where people are asking about the threetowns,can you help
me , i miss the site very much.
07 Jul 2000
Haw again Shuggy. I see my wee cousin, Paul Dorrian, has submitted.
Thanks for both your emails. I return to the site fortnightly just to
catch up on any news and new members. Keep up the good work. Jim
08 Jul 2000
Great web site.My name is Wullie (Linden)Ingram from Saltcoats I Married
Margaret Priest from Ardrossan.I was educated at saltcoats J.S.school
and worked in the detonator dept.at Ardeer for 18 years before it
closed,I was transferred to I.C.I Acrylics in Darwen (Blackburn.Lancashire)
4 years ago. My family and wifes family still live in the
Ardrossan/Saltcoats area. Its good to log on to the three toon site.
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 10 Jul 2000
Dear Mr.McCallum, I saw a note of your involment with stamping visas at
Melbourne Airpot, and where you mentioned a favorite was Weary Dunlop.
Sir Edward and I were very good friends, and I think he would have been
delighted at your comment and feelings of kindness to him.Warmest
regards,[Sir] Richard Cadden. Sandringham
mailto:email@example.com 10 Jul 2000
Greetings from South Africa. By an incredible coincidence I met Paul
Dorian from Saltcoats, right here thousands of miles from our roots! He
told me about your website and I have so enjoyed visiting it. My father
was William Buchanan, born in Saltcoats in 1898, educated at Ardrossan
Academy Higher Grade Public School(Head Master John W Butters, M.A.
BSc),and Glasgow University where he obtained his BSc. in 1924. My
uncles were George (who had his dental surgery at "Methven" in
Argyle Road and who used to fill Paul Dorian's teeth!) and Ritchie who,
like my father was a sugar chemist. My aunt was Emily. This incredible
chance meeting with Paul and your great website has brought back
wonderful childhood memories and a resolve to see the Three Towns again.
With best wishes, Alan Buchanan.
mailto:MARTMCGI@netsscape.net 10 Jul 2000
hi hew martin mcginn here I met bobby he got the school photos he sends
his regards sorry im new to this game i tried just to let bobby know
about you wee ronny was telling me about you and his holidays with you
had a great time with you see you martin bye
11 Jul 2000
Hi Hugh, Thanks for your e-mail.As a result I visited your site. Whow! I
learnt more about the area of my birth in 10minutes than I ever knew
living there for 50 years. About 3 weeks ago I had a strange dream. I
dreamt I was back in Dippin Place kicking a ball about with my nextdoor
neighbour Jim Mc Creadie. The next day, by chance,I came across the
Irvine Herald website. There in the ex-pats section was Jims e-mail
address. SPOOKY! Anyway I gave Jim a call and now you lot turn up.DOUBLE
SPOOKY! What a brilliant site.I am very happy living here in
Northamptonshire in a sleepy wee village but nostalgia just gets in the
way.Thanks to you I can still drool about a "Reid`fish supper"
from Boglemart St. Amazingly I recognized almost all of your
correspondents,no wonder they live abroad! To Alan Buchanan I would like
to say that I remember his uncle well.He was a colleague,friend, and
patient of mine-a dear,kind,caring man- a tribute to the dental
profession. Again thank you Hugh, your efforts are greatly appreciated.