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GLASGOW HERALD
11 May 1903

FATAL ACCIDENT TO THE HON. W. MONTGOMERIE

On Saturday evening a telegram from South Africa was received at Eglinton Castle stating that Lieutenant the Hon. William Montgomerie, of the Scots Greys, second son of the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, had been seriously injured by the breaking of a foil in a fencing match, the blade having entered his abdomen.

An operation, it was added, had been performed, and the patient was lying in a critical condition.

This was followed by a second wire, which reached Eglinton about four o’clock yesterday afternoon, announcing the death of the Hon. William.

The late lieutenant, who had gone through the South African war with his regiment, was a keen athlete and was a general favourite with all whom he came in contact. When staying at the castle, he played regularly with his father’s cricket eleven, and his figure and name were familiar to all who followed the game.

The Earl left last night for London.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
July 13, 1951

Bobby Locke.

What a golfer he was: Won "The Open" four times. And so much more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Locke

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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
July 20, 1951
(70 years ago today)

Segdoune Queen - Successful Ceremony and Celebrations
In complete contrast to last years torrential rain, the sun blazed in a clear, blue sky for the crowning of the Segdoune Queen celebrations in Kilwinning last Saturday. And the sun brought out the crowds whose summer attire added to the colourful scene at the school playground where the crowning ceremony took place.

Chosen by the popular vote of her fellow pupils at the Higher Grade School 14-year-old Betty Finlayson was radiantly lovely and carried herself with perfect poise as she mounted the rostrum with her attendants for the coronation. Mrs Fleming, wife of Provost Hamilton Fleming performed the crowning ceremony in gracious manner while the attendants played their respective parts with confident sincerity.

Followed the reading of the Queen's proclamation by the Herald (John Bannerman) -
My faithful lieges, the towns folk of the ancient Burgh of Kilwinning. I offer you my most sincere gratitude for such a moving and heart-stirring expression of loyalty as you have shown on this my coronation day.

"It is with pleasure that I have observe your growing and just concern for the traditions of our historical town, the town of St. Winning and the wooden Christian Cross, De Morville and the Abbey of the now almost forgotten craftsmen, the hewers of stone and the wearers of harnish shawls.
".... Given this day at our Court and signed by Queen Betty
"God save the Queen."

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"... to you who have spent many years within sight of our noble ruin..." (Above) The Herald reads the Queen's proclamation with the newly crowned queen and her retinue in the background.
(Right) Radiant Queen Betty smiles happily on the crowd before leaving to place
wreath on the war memorial.

Provost Fleming, Bailie Thomas (convener of the responsible committee) and Provost
Gourlay, of Saltcoats were presented to the Queen, after which amid the cheers of the crowd, the Queen and her retinue left the dias to proceed to the cemetery where the Queen placed a wreath on the war memorial'

The Queen's attendants were Nan Howie, Sadie Bradford, Margaret Kerr, Betty Murray, Maureen Lundie and Violet Reynolds. The guard of honour was of Girl Guides and the Sea Scouts provided the trumpeters. Following the crowning ceremony there was a real gala programme of sports, Highland dances and other entertainments.
Footnote - Her personal charm apart, there is little doubt that Queen Betty's popularity is to great extent attributable to the fact that she is girls sports champion of her school.

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Penny Tray wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:58 am GLASGOW HERALD
28 JULY 1876

BRODICK - NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING

On Wednesday evening, a hawker named - Mrs KENNEDY, belonging to Saltcoats, fell into the water while in the act of stepping into the ROTHESAY CASTLE, which was lying at the pier landing her evening passengers from Ardrossan.

The cook of the steamer, with a line tied round his waist jumped into the sea and caught the woman, and both were taken aboard a boat which the steamer lowered.

Doctors Kelly and Rankin, of Greenock and Kilmarnock respectively, were at hand, who, after applying respiration succeeded in restoring breathing.
GLASGOW HERALD
31 JULY 1876

FATAL TERMINATION OF ACCIDENT

Mrs Kennedy, the hawker, who narrowly escaped drowning at Brodick Pier on Wednesday evening, was brought to Saltcoats on Friday.

After her arrival, however, she gradually sank, and died that same afternoon from the effects of the accident.
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