Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by wellparkno9 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:01 pm

I seem to remember hearing about the British Restaurant in Canal St.I think it was where Master Motors are now.When I was young there were two betting shops in the same place,Its been a snooker hall(twice) and a guy used it as a fiberglass factory that made car wings and boats.

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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:10 am

23 JANUARY 1769

"We hear from Saltcoats that the dead body of William Spier, late of Dalry, was taken out of a coal pit at the town-head of Saltcoats, where he had been drowned and lain twelve or fourteen days: it is remarkable that this is the fifth instance of this kind which has happened within these few years. It is much to be wished that old pits near public roads were either filled up or built round with a stone wall."
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Post by hahaya2004 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:56 am

1st February 1528 (OS)
Saltcoats is created a free Burgh of Barony

"James, by the grace of God King of the Scots, to our very revd. father in the Pope and beloved councellor, Gavin, Archbishop of Glasgow, our chancellor, greeting:
Whereas, with the advice of our Lords of Council, in special favour to our beloved cousin and councellor, Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, Lord Montgomery, we grant, for the good government and edification, habendo pro assiamento et hospitatione, of our lieges frequenting the village of Saltcoats, lying in the Barony of Ardrossan, within the Bailywick of Cuninghame, and in our Sherriffdom of Ayr, we make and create said village, and the lands of the same, in like manner called Saltcoats, with its pertinents, into a free Burgh of Barony for ever; and we also grant to the inhabitants of said Burgh, now and in all time coming, full power and free opportunity of buying and selling in the same, wine, wax, bread, woollen, linen, brought and grown, and all other saleable commodities, with power and liberty to said burgesses, inhabitants, to hold and keep in said Burgh bakers, brewers, fleshers, and sellers both of flesh and fish, and all workmen necessary for the liberty of the Burgh in said Barony. We also grant that in the said Burgh there may be burgesses, and that the same may have power in all time coming to elect Bailies annually, and all other officers necessary for the government of the said burgh, with power to the burgesses and inhabitants of the foresaid burgh of holding in the same for ever a market place and a weekly market on the Wednesday, and free fairs annually on the feasts of the conception of the blessed Virgin Mother and of St. Laurence, for eight days of the same, with all tholing (allowances) and liberties to or at the free markets observed or to be observed in any manner prevalent, for ever. And also with power and liberty to the said Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, and his heirs, to let out foresaid village and lands, in whole or in part, to the common burgesses, in heritable feuhold, to build and to make reparation thereupon, to keep and to hold whole and entire said village and lands of Saltcoats, with whatever belongs to the burgesses and to the inhabitants of the same, and to their heirs, in free Burgh of Barony for ever, with the privileges, liberties, and powers above written, and with all other liberties beneficial and just to individuals belonging, or that may belong, to the free Burgh of Barony, and therefore as free as any Burgh of Barony erected by us or by our predecessors within our kingdom, without any revocation.
Therefore to you we commit and give in charge this our Charter, under our Great Seal, in form of a goat, and in manner due to said Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, on promises formerly made.
Given under our Secret Seal, at Edinburgh, on the first day of the month of Feby., in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and twenty-eight, and in the sixteenth of our reign."
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Richard » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:15 am

6th February 2007.
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The Presbytery of Ardrossan met and was constituted, on this day, within the New Trinity Parish Church,
(shown above in 2009), at Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats.
http://www.clydeserver.com/presbytery/d ... 6feb07.pdf
http://www.scotlandschurchestrust.org.u ... -saltcoats

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Post by Hughie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:36 am

That photo reminded me of this topic.

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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:21 am

12 FEBRUARY 1914

"Saltcoats Town Council have had under consideration letters from the Bathing Club relating to the holding of swimming galas during the summer season, and have resolved to let the pond to the club for £1 1s on three Saturdays.

The Council also decided to erect additional dressing-houses and a wash-house, and permission has been granted to the club to lay down tramcars on sites approved so as to give more dressing accommodation to ladies."

I wonder what the concept of a tramcar was in this connection?
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Post by meekan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:55 pm

Penny,

Were these "tramcars" not changing rooms on wheels that run on a track, taking Ladies closer to the waters edge thus saving their modesty and hence reducing male exitement :oops:

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Post by down south » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:06 pm

16 FEBRUARY 1925

Among the many clubs and societies that used to exist in the Three Towns, was the Saltcoats Literary and Debating Society; I noticed in last week's Herald Files that it was still active at least up to the 1960s. This from a somewhat older Herald Files:

At Saltcoats Literary Society on Monday ( 16 February 1925 ) members discussed postal services , and one gentleman said he had sent the first local parcel to Persia by the air mail. The cost was 1/6d and the time saved 8-10 days.

Persia these days is of course Iran. Note that this was in the days when international flights were still viewed very much as heroic pioneering efforts; Lindbergh hadn't yet made his transatlantic flight, or Amy Johnson flown to Australia. So the instituting of a regular flight to Tehran was quite an advance.

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:28 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1938

ROTARY CLUB EXTENDS TO ARDROSSAN AND SALTCOATS
PRESENTATION OF CHARTER TO NEW CLUB

"Rotarian Mr. John P Mitchell, District Chairman, presided last night at a dinner in Castlecraigs, Ardrossan, at which the presentation of its charter to the new Rotary Club of Ardrossan and Saltcoats and the investiture of the club's president took place.

The Chairman, in handing over the charter and investing President Harry Kemp with the insignia of office, said that that night they became members of a vast world movement, not merely of a local club, or even of a club that was one of a group of clubs. Every one of the charter members of their Club had the right of entry into 4,000 meetings in nearly 100 countries of the world.

Other speakers included Provost Harry Hopperton, Ardrossan; and Provost Harry Gaul, Saltcoats."
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:44 am

19 FEBRUARY 1955

"The new hall-church which has been erected for the congregation of Saltcoats North Church was opened today. The building is in a large housing area. The dedication service was conducted by the very Rev. Dr. Alexander MacDonald. The original North Church was built for the benefit of the Gaelic speakers and part of Dr. MacDoanld's address was given in Gaelic."
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:08 am

22 FEBRUARY 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

"A good attendance at market today. There were 131 bolls of wheat exposed, of which 40 sold at 25s 9d and 16 at 26s 3d; average 26s. Of 28 bolls of oats exposed, 10 sold at 21s 6d, 5 at 21s, and 12 at 20s 6d; average 21s.
There were 126 bolls of oatmeal exposed, of which, of which 38 sold at 18s 6d. There were 40 bolls of beans exposed, of which 6 sold at 24s 6d."

[The 'Market Place', which I think was down by the Harbour, was obviously of sufficient size and importance to have transactions published in the Glasgow Herald.]
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by meekan » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:48 pm

Richard wrote:6th February 2007.
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The Presbytery of Ardrossan met and was constituted, on this day, within the New Trinity Parish Church,
(shown above in 2009), at Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats.
Richard just noticed your post Re- Presbytery of Ardrossan meeting. I'm not sure if you are aware or not that the presbytery of Ardrossan meet (and constitute as a court of the church of Scotland every time they meet) on the first Tuesday of each month (summer excepted). the meeting quoted wasn't really anything special but just a continuation of the series of normal monthly meetings. ie it wasn't the first meeting of presbytery in New Trinity rather one of a continuing series. However it did happen on that day and I should know I was there. :)

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