From the ar­chives of the Ayr­shire Post

Ayrshire Post - - Memory Lane -


Two of Elvis Pres­ley’s former side­kicks rock ‘ n’ rolled into Prest­wick on Mon­day.

Gui­tar man Scotty Moore and drum­mer DJ Fon­tana were in Scot­land to present a plaque to mark Elvis’ brief stopover at Prest­wick Air­port in 1960.

The pair pre­sented a plaque spon­sored by lager gi­ants Harp to Tommy Trues­dale and Prest­wick Air­port Chair­man Matthew Hud­son. Ev­ery year since then a group of Elvis su­per­fans have staged a party at the Avi­a­tor Suite in mem­ory of the King at the only spot in the UK he ever vis­ited.


Miss Jeanie Robert­son, 36 Caerlave­rock Av­enue, Prest­wick, as­sis­tant ma­tron at Seafield Sick Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, Ayr, for the past three years, has been ap­pointed ma­tron of the hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing the re­tire­ment of Miss Dorothy Pater­son.

Miss Robert­son was ed­u­cated at Prest­wick Pub­lic School and she trained at Seafield be­fore tak­ing a gen­eral course at the Vic­to­ria In­fir­mary in Glas­gow. She be­came a staff mid­wife and then ward sis­ter at Thornyflat Ma­ter­nity. When not on duty she en­joys gar­den­ing, knit­ting and sewing.


Pte James Skilling, RSF, son of Mr and Mrs John Skilling, Herons­ford, Bal­lantrae has gained the Mil­i­tary Medal for Bravey in the field.

Prior to en­list­ing he was em­ployed on Lag­gan Es­tate, Bal­lantrae where his par­ents have resided and been em­ployed for many years.

He joined Kitch­ener’s first hun­dred thou­sand in Au­gust 1914 and has served in France for over three years.

He has been twice wounded in ac­tion and at present is in this coun­try re­cov­er­ing. The peo­ple of Bal­lantrae are proud.

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