Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:03 am

GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1921

NEW NORWEGIAN STEAMER

The Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company have launched the steamer TROLDFOS, 256 feet in length, 39 feet in breadth, and 18 feet in depth, which they have built for Messrs Otto and Thor Thorensen, Christiania.

The vessel, which is of 2500 tons dead weight and 1480 tons gross will have triple-expansion engines of 1100 i.h.p., capable of giving a speed of 9½ knots loaded, by Messrs John G. Kincaid & Company, Greenock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1903

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Young presiding.

A letter was read from Councillor Porter, who has been unable to attend meetings of the Commissioners for several months, tendering his resignation.

The Clerk also read a letter inviting the Commissioners to attend the laying of the foundation stone of the new E.U. Congregational Church being built in Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.

The Commissioners unanimously agreed to be present.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1895

BIRTH

McKINNON: At Mill Farm, Ardrossan, on the 9th instant, Mrs. Alexander McKinnon; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1896

HEAVY CARGO

On Saturday the STRATHAIRLY belonging to Messrs Burrell & Sons, Glasgow, sailed from Ardrossan with 2500 tons steel rails, loaded at Cardiff; 3600 tons creosoted sleepers, loaded at Ardrossan by Messrs Christie & Company, and 400 tons bunker coal, bound for Kurrachee.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1929

RUGBY – THE WESTERN DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
ARDROSSAN ACADEMICALS, 24; BEARSDEN, 0.
Played at Montfode, Ardrossan.

Ardrossan team:
R. Jones; A. R. Crawford; F.J. Moore; A. R. Fotheringham; P. P. Graham; T. H. Carmichael; J. G. F. Martin; J. Lambert; D. McKinnon; A. McLelland; C. Boyd; W. Baker; R. Taylor; and J. M. Reid.

In the first half Carmichael, McLelland, Crawford, and Reid scored, but all the kicks failed. Other four tries, also unconverted, were secured in the second half by Boyd, Crawford (2), and Reid.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1894

TEMPESTUOUS WEATHER

Ardrossan:
The storm continued all day on Saturday. Heavy showers of hail fell during the former part of the day.

The telegraph wires which communicate with Arran were broken.

The Belfast steamer GORILLA, on arriving, was unable to take her berth, but managed the Montgomerie Pier. She was berthed in the forenoon.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1946

AYRSHIRE HEAD MASTERSHIP

The Ayrshire Education Committee yesterday appointed Mr. ALEXANDER PENNEL, Ardrossan, acting rector, as rector of Ardrossan Academy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1894

THE STORM

Ardrossan:
The gale reached its height here about one o’clock on Monday morning. At that hour the storm raged with a fury without parallel for years.

Back areas were strewn with broken slates, fragments of chimney cans, and other debris.

In Paisley Street the chimney of a dwelling house was blown down, and in Glasgow Street the window of a grocer’s shop was driven in by the force of the gale.

At the harbour the Norwegian barque CHASSEUR, loaded with coal, drifted from her moorings and sustained damage to her port bow before being secured.

No injury to persons has yet been reported.
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Penny Tray wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:43 am
GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1946

AYRSHIRE HEAD MASTERSHIP

The Ayrshire Education Committee yesterday appointed Mr. ALEXANDER PENNEL, Ardrossan, acting rector, as rector of Ardrossan Academy.
I always knew him as Daniel Pennel, wonder when and why he changed names

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:38 am

Netta,

I didn't go to the Academy but I think I'm right in saying ALEXANDER N. PENNEL was succeeded by DANIEL McFARLANE. You will be thinking of the latter? Auld age again :lol: .
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1894

THE WRECK OF THE MEXICO

Lauriss Hoier, one of the rescued crew of the Norwegian brig MEXICO, wrecked at Knock Bay during the gale on Monday, died at Knock Farm at an early hour yesterday morning.

The cargo consists of nearly 1000 tons of coal shipped at Ardrossan for Christiania.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1899

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Young presiding.

It appeared from minute of special meeting that the Commissioners had agreed upon the purchase of Kilmahew, for the purpose of erecting a town hall, burgh building, &c., on the site.

A draft circular of agreement with the Electric Traction Company regarding the introduction of a car service between Ardrossan and Saltcoats was submitted and considered.
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