I have unfortunately been at my first, and last ,Wednesday tea dance in Ayr.
Good company, great singer, but unfortunately the venue was cold.
There was no atmosphere and it was too big, not fit for the purpose.
Might I suggest trying some bowling clubs where the atmosphere is conclusive to dancing or even the club in Academy Lane might be prepared to supply a hall.
Best of luck in finding somewhere.
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No postal times
I’m sure I’m not the only person to have noticed that our urban post boxes no longer show the day or time of the next collection.
Some time ago I drew this to the attention of the Ayr postal office, and for a few weeks the metal information plates were restored, but only for this brief period, then again they disappeared.
During the recent Olympics, some post boxes were painted gold to reflect the superb result of a local athlete. The reason I refer to this is that a television news close-up of a gold painted post box clearly showed that this information is still available in England.
Perhaps I will be accused of being jaundiced, but could it be that those post office drivers who clear the boxes want the licence to do so at their convenience, rather than that of the general public.
I can personally state that I’ve seen our local box (with a once a day collection at 4pm) being emptied at 3.27pm.
We, the users, can have no faith in such a blatant disregard of the correct procedures.
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Doctor on call
Just a short note regarding the death of Dr Glencross (Ayr GP).
Doctor Glencross was our family doctor for many years, and what a fine human being he was.
One great memory that sticks in our minds - Our young baby Paul was three months old at the time and was suffering from a very bad cold.
At around 2am in the morning he started having extreme breathing problems, which of course worried us. There was no Doctors on Call then, but it was the patients’ own GP who covered the nightly on-calls. So without hesitation Dr Glencross set out to attend to our baby.
We can remember it as if it was yesterday. He duly arrived at our home (some 10 miles from the surgery) and the bold doctor presented himself, still in his pyjamas (with a very fetching dressing gown on top). Priceless!
He attended to our baby and all was well in the end. That was the measure of the man. A true gentleman and he will be sadly missed.
Robert and Margaret Smith
The fundraiser, Puttin’ on the Ritz, which was held recently at Blairquhan Castle, was generously hosted by Sir Patrick and Lady Hunter Blair and proved popular and successful, raising £2,000 for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.
I’d like to thank everyone who supported the event, made donations, donated raffle prizes, all sales tables holders and staff at Blairquhan who made great efforts on the day.
Special thanks to Mrs Marion McMorland and her team who very ably organised the afternoon tea, Mrs Dorothy McFadzean, who provided sandwiches for the above, and to my volunteers for all their help in making the event run smoothly.
Thank you all again for your wonderful support in making it a special day. It was greatly appreciated.
Thanks a bunch
We would like to extend a big thank you to all our customers who attended our recent race night.
A princely sum of £755 was raised and this will go to the Ayrshire Hospice.
The Wee Windaes