Recollections

Recollections of growing up and living in the three towns. Consider contributing!

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The towns of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston, seaside towns on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire Scotland, are commonly referred to as the three towns. 

Threetowners on the internet - who were the first from the three towns.

In the early days of the internet, website guestbooks were popular. They were as you will see, a way for folks to announce their web presence. Perhaps you'll recognise those who have made entries in our guest book over those early internet years - See Here. We also have an expatriates page where we list the location and names of threetowners around the world.

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The late George Macintyre, an Ardrossanite, was honoured at the Shot at Dawn Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, by the dedication of a memorial bench. While President of the National Union of Journalists, George was a key figure in securing pardons for 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were shot a dawn during the first world war. The plate on his bench reads:-

GEORGE MACINTYRE
Journalist and co-leader of Shot at Dawn, helped change history and lift a country’s shame from families of men and boys executed by their own side in WW1.

A friend of man, the friend of truth.




This is Glasgow Street Ardrossan in 1910. In the distance is Eglinton Secondary School. The steam on the left is from a steam engine passing under the road on the Caledonian Railway line from Montgomery Pier heading to Glasgow. It's believed this originally was to be the route of a canal from Ardrossan to Glasgow.