Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by down south » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:14 pm

20TH MARCH 1923

A performance by another vanished local society:

" The members of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston Choral Society gave a rendering of " Faust " by Berlioz in Saltcoats Town Hall on Tuesday ( 20th March ) before a large audience ."

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 23rd March 1923


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Post by down south » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:05 pm

25TH MARCH 1922

" New putting greens which have been laid out at Winton Park, Saltcoats, were opened on Saturday( 25th March )by Mr Guthrie, chairman of the Association of Proprietors. The entrance is from Sidney Street , and a clubhouse is provided where refreshments are on offer."

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 31st March 1922


This was at the location off Sidney Street known as the Pleasure Grounds, and was a private-enterprise rival to the council's putting green at Melbourne Park.

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Post by Richard » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:06 am

From The Edinburgh Gazette dated 27th March 1923:

"THE Firm of JAMES.H.PORTEOUS & COMPANY, carrying on business as Textile Printers and Designers at
Saltcoats, has been DISSOLVED as at twenty-second March nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by mutual
consent, by the retiral there-from of the Subscriber John Glen, one of the Partners.
The Business will continue to be carried on by the Subscriber James Henry Porteous, the remaining Partner,
on his own account, and under the same Firm name.
Mr.Porteous is authorised to uplift all debts due to, and he will discharge the whole debts and liabilities of,
the Firm.
Dated at Saltcoats, this twenty-third day of March nineteen hundred and twenty-three.

JAMES.H.PORTEOUS.
J.D.BANNATYNE, Solicitor, Stevenston,
NAN LENNON, Domestic Servant, Inverlecken, Saltcoats,
Witnesses to the Signature of the said James Henry Porteous.
JOHN GLEN.
J.D.BANNATYNE, Solicitor, Stevenston,
A.L.HOLMES, Teller, The British Linen Bank, Stevenston,
Witnesses to the Signature of the said John Glen.

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28TH MARCH 1923

A further recreational development at the Pleasure Grounds off Sidney Street:

" The new public bowling green at Winton Park, Saltcoats, was opened on Wednesday ( 28th March ). Mr Carmichael, the proprietor, was congratulated on his enterprise by several gentlemen. "

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald,March 30th 1923 .


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29TH MARCH 1922

Saltcoats Public School already in need of a supplementary hut back in the 1920s; and getting a thriftily recycled war-surplus one:

" A hut erected adjacent to Saltcoats Public School was opened on Wednesday ( 29th March ) as a supplementary classroom to accommodate 240 pupils. The building was formerly an Army hut at Gretna. "

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, March 31st 1922


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30TH MARCH 1947

The cinephiles of the locality first banded together just after WW2.

" The Film Society of North Ayrshire held their first meeting and exhibition of films in the Regal Cinema, Saltcoats, on Sunday (30th March ). "

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, April 4th 1947


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Post by down south » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:53 pm

1ST APRIL 1972

On this day, the McAllister family, proprietors of the Kandy Bar, opened their new Kaybar coffee house and restaurant in the premises on the corner of Green Street ( formerly Ross' Dairy ) that they still occupy today.

http://www.threetowners.net/forum/viewt ... 827#p88827

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Post by down south » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:58 pm

5TH APRIL 1975

The market held for a number of years at the La Scala car park in Saltcoats first opened on 5th April 1975:

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7TH APRIL 1947

First appearance of a familiar bus route:

"The new SMT bus service between Saltcoats War Memorial and Beith via Dalry and Garthill started last Monday ( 7th April ) with single-deck buses. "

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 11th April 1947


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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:30 pm

8 APRIL 1913

At one o’clock in the morning at the Ardeer Colliery’s East Pit, Edward Daly, aged 15, a Pithead Man, who lived with his father in Quay Street, Saltcoats, was killed when pushing a coal wagon from the pithead towards the shaft, evidently thinking that the cage was there to receive it. The cage, however, was at the bottom, and the man and hutch went over the staging and down the shaft, a distance of 108 feet.
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Post by down south » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:36 pm

8TH APRIL 1975

On this day, Macpherson's Dairies opened a frozen food centre at their shop on the corner of Windmill and Eglinton Street in Saltcoats:

http://www.threetowners.net/forum/viewt ... 907#p74907

One of Saltcoats' oldest established family businesses, Macpherson's Dairy Ltd, have branched out this week by opening the town's first frozen food centre.

The centre is contained in the firm's premises at Eglinton Street, where the original business was started by Mr Donald Macpherson, grandfather of the present proprietor, also Donald Macpherson.

It was in the same premises that the firm introduced milk processing plant to Saltcoats so it is fitting that the new development should take place here.

The premises have been enlarged by taking into the selling area part of the storage area , and self-service freezers contain a wide variety of goods.

To mark the opening of the new department several special lines are on offer which give the housewife the opportunity of economic shopping. Dairy and grocery goods will still be sold in the Eglinton Street shop; in fact there are several special grocery lines on offer this week.

The firm also have grocery and dairy shops in Caledonia Road and Sharphill Road, Saltcoats.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald advertising feature,11th April 1975


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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:24 pm

GLASGOW HERALD
11 APRIL 1945

GRENADE EXPLOSION - FOUR SALTCOATS CHILDREN INJURED

Two Saltcoats children are in Kilmarnock Infirmary suffering from severe injuries caused by the explosion yesterday of what is believed to have been an American rifle grenade. The missile had been found by four children, and they were playing with it in a garden at Parkend Cottage, Saltcoats, when it exploded.

David Yuille, (6) and Shirley McCallion, (7) were severely injured on the legs on body, and Harold and Annie Griffen sustained minor injuries.
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