Bobby Rab - a Memory of Ayr.

I remember Bobby Rab and his roan & white Clydesdale horse that pulled the big cart with Bobby Rab sitting on it. They worked for Murray Forrest the coal merchant in Beresford terrace and delivered coal. They could be seen in Burns Statue Square with the horse drinking out of the fountain situated opposite the Ayrshire & Galloway Hotel, which is now switched off. Bobby Rab was invariably a bit under the weather and terrified us wee kids by shouting at us - I was petrified!! Not helped by my mother who told me that if I were bad Bobby Rab would come and take me away. I DID like his horse though, who was a big kind soul that was clever enough to take an inebriated Bobby Rab back to Beresford Terrace coal yard when the work was finished.

A memory of Ayr
Morna Wilson

A memory shared by Mrs Morna Wilson on Oct 23rd, 2016. Send Mrs Morna Wilson a message.

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Tue Mar 21st 2017, at 7:32 pm
I also knew bobby,I used to help fill his cart with sand which was then delivered to Mcmillan plumbers in Cathcart St.i would then shovel it into the shop cellar.

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