No Need For Police. - a Memory of Kilbirnie.

Four Kilbirnie men were walking home after a shift in the steelworks, this would be after ten at night; it was a Friday and in those days people were paid in cash. Archie Allan, better known as Big Airchie, Wullie Mcgookin, Johnny Mason and Alex Irvine were waylaid by six would-be robbers. The problem was dealt with in typical Kilbirnie fashion - they went into the local Police station to report the incident. Constable Sanny Frew asked Big Airchie if he could identify any of them. Airchie replied, "No, but if you care to go up the railway line they will still be lying there" - and they were.

A memory shared by John Allan on Jun 10th, 2013. Send John Allan a message.

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