Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:33 am

GLASGOW HERALD
5 JANUARY 1889

FRAUD

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, JOHN HANNAH, farm servant, Old Rome, Dundonald, was charged with having fraudulently obtained from William Christie, carter, Quay Street, Saltcoats, on the 22nd of November, the sum of £1 by representing that he was in employment of John Hodge, farmer, and was to get the money from him; also with attempting to obtain, at the same time, £1 5s from Robert Gibson, carter, Grange Street, Stevenston, and £2 from William Becket, Brewery Farm, Saltcoats, on the same pretence.

He was convicted and sentenced to 30 days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1896

FOOTBALL
SALTCOATS VICTORIA v. MONKCASTLE (SELECT)
At Saltcoats

Victoria, 4; Monkcastle, 3.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JANUARY 1891

GLASGOW HOMES FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN AT SALTCOATS

At the annual meeting in connection with the Glasgow Homes for Destitute Children, held in the Free Church Hall, Saltcoats, yesterday, it was stated that there are at present 79 children in the Homes at Rockvale and Canal Bank.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JANUARY 1896

ALLEGED HOUSEBREAKING

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, JAMES McCOLL, dealer, Quay Street, Saltcoats, was examined and committed on a charge of breaking into a shop in Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, occupied by Samuel McCutcheon, spirit merchant, and stealing two bottles of champagne, two bottles of whisky, a bottle of brandy, and 3s 11½d in coppers..

He is also charged with having assaulted two young men who, it is said, observed him coming out of the ship and watched his movements.


GLASGOW HERALD
8 JANUARY 1896

PLUCKY CONDUCT OF TWO LADS

On Monday night, JAMES McCOLL, fish dealer, residing in Quay Street, Saltcoats, was arrested on a charge of breaking into the public house of Mr. McCutcheon, Dockhead Street.

Mrs. Towers lives above the public house, and between ten and eleven o’clock her two sons, William and John, heard a noise in the premises below. Going downstairs, they saw a man coming through a room window. He made off towards the harbour, followed by the lads. John overtook him, and jumping on his back, tumbled him. The fellow got to his feet, and dealing each of the youths a severe blow, got clear off.

In the scuffle he dropped a bottle of brandy, one of his whisky, and his cap, which was secured.

It was found that the entrance to the public house had been got by a back window. The till had been rummaged, but there was only a few shillings in coppers, the remainder of the cash having been secured in the safe.

From information given McColl was arrested. Yesterday he was taken to Kilmarnock, and emitted a declaration before the Sheriff.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JANUARY 1899

GLASGOW HOMES FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN

On Saturday afternoon the annual meeting of these homes took place in the Town Hall, Saltcoats, Mr. John Galloway of Kilmeny presiding.

Near the platform the children from Canal Bank and Rockvale Homes were grouped; and their healthy looks and tidy appearance testified to the care bestowed upon them and the efficient management of the institutions.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JANUARY 1894

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

The meeting – Provost McIsaac presiding - agreed by a majority to join with Ardrossan in purchasing the Parish Hospital on the basis of payment according to valuation.

It was agreed that a committee be appointed to ascertain on what conditions the harbour could be leased with a view to it being kept in a better state.

A motion was carried that steps be taken to rent a piece of ground to be used for recreation purposes and to accommodate the fair which was formerly held in Quay Street.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 DECEMBER 1888

DEATH

BELL: At Stanley Road, Saltcoats, on the 7th instant, aged 4 years, Jane, second daughter of John Bell, passenger guard, Caledonia Railway.
ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
11 JANUARY 1889

DEATH

BELL: Died at Stanley Road, Saltcoats, Thomas Bell, aged 6 years 6 months, son of John Bell.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JANUARY 1892

FOOTBALL
SALTCOATS VICTORIA v. KILWINNING MONKCASTLE

These teams played their Ayrshire League fixture at Saltcoats on Saturday. There was a large attendance but the ground was covered with snow and not in good condition for play.

The play was equally divided in the first half, but Monkcastle scored one goal. In the second half they put on three goals. Victoria scored one goal.

Result: - Monkcastle, 4; Victoria, 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JANUARY 1895

BIRTH

HOGARTH: At Dykes Mains, Saltcoats, on the 10th instant, the wife of John Hogarth; a son.
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Post by Hughie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
11 January 1901

Another link with the past has been broken by the death of Mr Archibald Murchie, an old Saltcoats compositor one of the first of the staff of the A. and S. Herald, Mr Murchie was employed in the office when the first proof of the paper was printed. Since then, however, he was for a long time on the staff of the Glasgow Herald. from which he retired about four years ago, owing to falling health. His death took place somewhat suddenly at his residence. Hospital St., Glasgow, on the 3rd Instant. The deceased was at one time editor of the Scottish Reader (latterly incorporated with Scottish Nights). It may be mentioned, a complimentary to the deceased and creditable to the proprietors of the great daily paper, that he enjoyed a pension from the Glasgow Herald.
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Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
11 January 1901

Another link with the past has been broken by the death of Mr Archibald Murchie, an old Saltcoats compositor one of the first of the staff of the A. and S. Herald, Mr Murchie was employed in the office when the first proof of the paper was printed. Since then, however, he was for a long time on the staff of the Glasgow Herald. from which he retired about four years ago, owing to falling health. His death took place somewhat suddenly at his residence. Hospital St., Glasgow, on the 3rd Instant. The deceased was at one time editor of the Scottish Reader (latterly incorporated with Scottish Nights). It may be mentioned, a complimentary to the deceased and creditable to the proprietors of the great daily paper, that he enjoyed a pension from the Glasgow Herald.
GLASGOW HERALD
4 JANUARY 1901

DEATH

MURCHIE: Suddenly, at 130 Hospital Street, Glasgow, on the 3rd of Janujary, Archibald Murchie, compositor, aged 72 years, for 40 years in the "Glasgow Herald."
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:55 am

GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1946

DEATH

BOYD: At Ardgowan, Saltcoats, on the 10th of January, 1946, James Boyd, aged 78 years, dear husband of Mary H. Black.

OBITUARY

Mr. James Boyd, whose death has occurred at his home in Saltcoats, was well known in business circles in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. He was one of the founders of Boyd, Clark & Company, wholesale grocers, and was managing director of the firm.

In Saltcoats his main interest lay in the Trinity Church, where he was an elder and for over 20 years preses of the congregation.

Last August he celebrated his golden wedding.

He was 78, and is survived by Mrs. Boyd and three sons, one of whom is a director of Boyd, Clark & Company.
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