Mr Shields Boats at Dalintober

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Postby jdcarra » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:39 am

paraffin man wrote:Tell me something.......

The pictures of jock's boats are in the water, no surprise there you might ask, but how did the kids get into the boats without getting there tootsies wet?

JD you were a man experienced in Captaining such fine vessels maybe you can tell us 8)


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To the left of both pictures you can just see the end of the wooden gangway to the beach which had a set of wheels (jocks wheels) built on to move it back and forth from the boats. Someone may back me up on this. I fine vessels, I wonder today what ever happened to them all?
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Postby oorly gourlay » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:52 pm

jd carra wrote
I fine vessels, I wonder today what ever happened to them all?

Decommissioned and sold to the Lilliput navy :D

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Postby jdcarra » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:35 pm

oorly gourlay wrote:jd carra wrote
I fine vessels, I wonder today what ever happened to them all?

Decommissioned and sold to the Lilliput navy :D

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:lol: I, just need to do Gulliver's travels to find them.
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Postby Bitter End » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:31 pm

I wonder today what ever happened to them all?[/quote]
Aye J D Carra My 1st new bike came fae Jock Shields Shop in Longrow , an Ah think yer richt aboot the moovin jetty, an Ah remember the swan but Ah hae nae pictures o it. Two o the wee boats are no hell o afar frum wher ye stay!!-So thers a wee challange fur ye. Ah look furward tae seein yer photies o thim whin ye fund thim!! Hoo lang dae ye want afore Ah gie a clue? Guid luck
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Postby jdcarra » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:55 pm

Bitter End wrote:I wonder today what ever happened to them all?

Aye J D Carra My 1st new bike came fae Jock Shields Shop in Longrow , an Ah think yer richt aboot the moovin jetty, an Ah remember the swan but Ah hae nae pictures o it. Two o the wee boats are no hell o afar frum wher ye stay!!-So thers a wee challange fur ye. Ah look furward tae seein yer photies o thim whin ye fund thim!! Hoo lang dae ye want afore Ah gie a clue? Guid luck[/quote]


I Bitter, ye knowin fine that am nearin the half a century and yer gonae rack ma brains silly thinkin wer am i gonna start. Ye'll need to gae us a compass bearin fae mae hoose, and then dae I believe ya, ya might hae me goin roon an roon like jock's wee boats. So while I ponder on were ye might direct me, here's another twa auld photo's I fun in ma late maw's shoe box. Dae ye know anywan in the pics? :lol:

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Postby Bitter End » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:28 pm

Well well now whit a conundrum! Guid pictures. an no Ah dont recognise anywan, but if its yersell whit a change in a man-- ye wid jist owerwhelm wan o these boats noo! ,an thin ye wid hae tae set aboot arrangin yer own rescue! Wis it no wan o these pictures thet wis in the Courier a wee while ago?
Its too early tae be guin ye much o a clue but Ahm no goany send ye roon in circles fur the hell o it .The hulls are real! an Ah DO WANT tae see ther photies! AH hud ma ain hauns oan thim not long ago but nae camera wi me! Ah huv seen thim miny times an shown thim tae a few folk , but they wis ootsiders an fund ther history interestin an so ther restin place wis kept Safe! They lie within 4 miles o yer hoose! an ther not in the sea!

Wi only wan road roon Kintyre an wan roon Arran a bearin wid reveal all! Hae a guid lang scretch at yer heid an post the pictures! on land, mark ma wurds!
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Postby Laura » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:25 pm

My nana lived next to Mr Shields in Albyn for years and she had one of his boats filled with flowers in her garden I used to play in it (much to her dismay)!
Il maybe go get it and see if il make Sanda :D
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Postby Bitter End » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:30 am

Aye Laura ,the ither two are still used fur the same purpose!
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Postby jdcarra » Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:48 am

[quote]Bitter End wrote:
J.D thets mair then 4 miles awaw an ther nae ther! [quote]


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I Bitter, i think you played a wee yun on me there. Did yae naw mind tae add on another mile on tae that distance. Somethin rings a bell wae me. Chimney fires, collecting caravans an ah that. Gonae check oot later, git back tae ye later before a keel ower wae ah the excitement on the Speakers Corner. Awa to fun ma camera, got plenty lessons fae John Gillespie last nicht on his wee visit tae Carradale. He gave a presentation tae the Womans Guild in the wee Church, open tae anybody, the Camera Club went along for some tips. We tipped the women for a nice cup oh tea and the best o home baking. See what yae's ah missed. Richt, awa to see if ther still afloat or a'll need to call oot the trumpton cg. [quote]



BE, Just copied the above from the other posting and as Laura says about boat in garden, G Nelson was telling me about it last week while clearing out house when Jock left. Back to my task, saw a bow bow sticking oot oh a bush in a garden naw far from here. Gonae ask the residents if they want a bit oh free garden tidy, bush trimmin, grass cuttin an that, then ah can maybe git a picture tae fill this site again. Am awa tae Glasgow noo, noticed you were up early, are ye gan tae? Catch ye later.
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Postby Bitter End » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:05 am

Ahm jist lookin richt forward tae yer nixt post! J.D. an Ahm gled that John Gillespie wis able tae spread some light in front o yer lense.
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Postby dgraves » Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:29 pm

Bitter End wrote:Ahm jist lookin richt forward tae yer nixt post! J.D. an Ahm gled that John Gillespie wis able tae spread some light in front o yer lense.


Same goes for me, JD. Thanks again for your pictures. They really are wonderful for us that have never seen the area, or only parts of it, to visualize what people are talking about in their stories. :D
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Postby Bitter End » Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:38 pm

If you cin veesualise haulf whit we ur talkin aboot --ye mist hae the 2nd sicht!!!!!!!!!
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Postby jdcarra » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:36 pm

Bitter End wrote:Well well now whit a conundrum! Guid pictures. an no Ah dont recognise anywan, but if its yersell whit a change in a man-- ye wid jist owerwhelm wan o these boats noo! ,an thin ye wid hae tae set aboot arrangin yer own rescue! Wis it no wan o these pictures thet wis in the Courier a wee while ago?
Its too early tae be guin ye much o a clue but Ahm no goany send ye roon in circles fur the hell o it .The hulls are real! an Ah DO WANT tae see ther photies! AH hud ma ain hauns oan thim not long ago but nae camera wi me! Ah huv seen thim miny times an shown thim tae a few folk , but they wis ootsiders an fund ther history interestin an so ther restin place wis kept Safe! They lie within 4 miles o yer hoose! an ther not in the sea!

Wi only wan road roon Kintyre an wan roon Arran a bearin wid reveal all! Hae a guid lang scretch at yer heid an post the pictures! on land, mark ma wurds!


Well Bitter,

It took long enough but here they are and in a bit oh sorry state. They wud need tae have a wee bit oh TLC tae bring them shipshape again. Danny offered tae gae me the wan below the tree if we could get it restored, only snag is the top decks are gone. Just as Laura reported about the other boat being used for flowers or in this case weeds.

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For anybody wishing to know of their whereabouts they are in a garden in Saddell.
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Postby Bitter End » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:17 am

Well done J D !! thets a richt dangerous hoose tae veesit, it took me the best pert o 3 oors oan ma last trup tae gang in an oot. An fur the ithers the clue wis Landmark, thers jist the wan within the distance oan Kintyre
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