10 Dec 2000
What a charming website. I have just learned that I may have ancestors
from Stevenston. I appreciate the photos and the history of the town,
mines and the tour. I hope someday to visit this lovely part of
12 Dec 2000
Many thanks to all of you who have helped in the successful search for
Iain (John) McInnes and his older sister, Anna! Iain and Anna are doing
great, and we plan to meet with each other in 2001. Iain has FIVE
children, Anna has TWO children, and there are a passel of
grandchildren, too. All of us are here in the states, and we couldn't
have asked for a happier ending. Merry Christmas to all!
Lisa (Siobhan McInnes)
Hay 14 Dec 2000 Home
My brother Derek and I used to duck down that doorway in the wall of
Saltcoats harbour, and wait till the last split second before dashing up
the stairs, the waves smashing against the rocks behind us. Then it was
off to see Liz McManus, my Gran, in Hirst Place, which isn't there
anymore, and neither is my Gran, God rest her soul. My mum and dad,
James and Isabel had the music shop in Hamilton Street from 1958 until
1967. We even had an in store appearance from the Alexander Brothers.
Then in June '67 two things happened. That remarkable Celtic team won
the the European Cup, and we hopped on a big Italian boat, and sailed to
Australia, a truly magic land.
Tongs Ya Bass
16 Dec 2000
found yr website by accident, thought i was online to the adrossan and
saltcoats herald! Born Stevenston 1946 although spent many yrs down
south but formative years (teens) at the Ingledene, Kilmeny, Melbourne
and Togneris. Would like to hear from any one who was around those
haunts early 60s, remembers Lulu live and great Saturday night bus trips
to Orbison / Beatles / Stones, organised by local entrepeneur called
Lexy Stirling? Visit the threetowns regularly to see family still there.
Saltcoats Harbour still magnificent in stormy weather, dont think much
of Aldi though. Stevenston is a ghost town, all nice wee houseses and
shops knocked/falling down........ugly new developments in place but
quarry area is nice likewise beach (shore) if you ignore crap.
This site is just what my life doesn't need. I have been having
crippling urges to return to my roots, and just as I was getting over it
the Threetowners appears in my life. I have a million stories of a dead
poor but sensational bungalows boy childhood. The site could fair well
by having expats and the like telling their tales. this town is rich in
history but I bet it could be unbalievably famous.
I would appreciate any information I can gather on Clelland family of
Dalry. Hugh Clelland married Mary or Margaret Sheddon 1798 Dalry, they
had 4 children, Hugh born 1798, William born 1799, John born 1802 and
Hugh born 1807. All children born in Dalry
Son William born 1799 married Isabella Crawford 23/3/1821 Dalry.
Isabella was born in Beith. They had 9 children, Hugh 1821;David 1824;
Ann 1825;Margaret 1828;William 1830;Janet 1833;John 1935;Robert 1838;
James 1844. All born in Dalry.
Son Hugh b 1821 married Janet Donaldson 23/3/1821 Dalry. Had 6 children.
Son David b 1824 married Ann Orr 26/4/1844 Dalry. Had 11 children.
Son Robert b 1838 married Janet Boos 18/6/1858 Dalry.
Son James b 1844 married Mary Hamilton 24/6/1865 Kilbirnie. Had 6
Would love to hear from anyone with information on these families or
Nicol Johnston 23-Dec-2000
I found this page by accident, and am very pleased what I saw. I was
born in Kilwinning 1938. We lived on Glasgow Str. next door to the E.U.
Congregational Church. My family immigrated to the United States in
Dec.1949.We now preside in Salt Lake City Utah. I returned to Adrossen
in 1994, and again in 1996. Hope to visit again May 2001 my cousin Bill
Baine who also lived on Glasgow Str. and moved to England will be coming
with me. I would welcome any communications with someone who knew any
Johnston's or Nicol's in Saltcoats. I still have a cousin Ian Nicol
living in West Kilbride. Thank you Andrew Johnston
Having lived all my life in "the three toons"
(Stevenston/Saltcoats), I'm now living in Qatar in the Middle East, so
anyone that went to Auchenharvie Academy between 82 -&- 86, or
anyone who knows me can give me a shout. Also anyone who knows my mammy;
Margaret Hammond (nee Phillips) from Ardrossan, born 3-9-47, or my dad;
Robert "Ninch" Hammond from Stevenston, born 4-5-42, please
drop me a line.
Robert Mclean 27-Dec-2000
Great to see this page, congratulations on all the hard work that has
been put into it.I would like to catch up on any of my old friends from
Saltcoats.I was born November 1944, Attended Ardrossan Academy 'till
1959.Worked as a painter -&- decorator for the Saltcoats Burgh.
Emigrated to Adelaide South Australia with Alex(Sandy) Jenkins
1965.Joined SA Police Force, now attached to State Coroners Department
,Forensic Science centre. Married Brenda (ex Glasgow) three sons, two
First of all....Thanks Hugh..I was given this sight from my cousin
Kenny Fincher born and grew up in Scotland but now lives in Atlanta Ga.
He is a Scotland fanatic. He went to St Andrews -&- St Johns the
same time that I did. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. My other
E-mail is email@example.com. I am a Quality Eng'ng Manager in
North Carolina USA. If anyone can put me in touch with some auld pals
I'd be greatful.
1. Paul McGee (geeheid) -&- Beautiful wife Katherine Andrews.
to Australia. I would love to know how they are doing.
2. Sandra Morris- Stayed next to Sandra -&- brother John in New St.
3. Andrew Burns, Andrew Gallagher -&- Paul McFadyen (shady crew) I
hung around with in my aulder years (16).
4. St Andrews Pals. Paul Jewel, Mark Brown, artist, Paula Drake, Elaine
McMurdo, Kathleen McKay?? (her dad was the Arithmetic Teacher at St
Andrews. I'm not sure about the last name. Julie Brown and Suzan Maxwell
(the dentists daughter (ouch!) All these people.