Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1892

BIRTH

LAUGHLAND: At 19 The Crescent, Ardrossan, on the 12th instant, the wife of James Laughland, junior; a son.
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13 APRIL 1917

THE HURLFORD

The steel screw steamer HURLFORD, built by Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company Limited, and launched on the 22nd of January 1901, now sailing under the name BOKN, was torpedoed by U-boat 30, while on a voyage between Bergen, Norway, and Aberdeen, with a cargo of fish oil.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1897

ARDROSSAN - QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE

Circulars were read at the Commissioners’ meeting regarding the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the meeting, while not deciding upon any definite scheme, was of opinion that a local celebration would be best.

The suggestion of a hospital for accident cases seemed to meet with general approval.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
13 APRIL 1917

ALEXANDER MARTIN

Drowned when S.S. ARGYLL was torpedoed by German submarine U-84, ALEXANDER MARTIN, son of John and Mary Martin, and husband of Margaret Neilson or Martin, 98 Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 APRIL 1905

ARDROSSAN MEN IN PERIL

Two young Ardrossan men named BLACK and LECKIE rowed out from Ardrossan Harbour on Wednesday night in a small boat. They had not returned up to last night, and, no information as to their whereabouts being available, it is feared that they may have been drowned.

A strong north-westerly breeze was blowing all night, and a wind from that direction would have driven any small craft that remained afloat back to some part of the Ayrshire coast.

The fact that a cap has been washed ashore seems to leave no reason for doubt as to the fate of the young men.
ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
14 APRIL 1905

DEATH

LECKIE: Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour, William Leckie, son of William and Isabella Leckie.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1899

MR. J. W. BUTTERS

Mr. J. W. Butters, M.A. (Hons), B.Sc., F.R.S.E., master of mathematics and physics in George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh, has been appointed headmaster of Ardrossan Academy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1898

SHIPPING CASUALTY

About half-past five yesterday morning the steamer ALGOMA (McGinnes, master), arrived off Ardrossan Harbour, light, in a strong gale from the south-west and with a heavy sea running. She drove aground near the breakwater, where she remained for two hours.

The vessel lay with bows turned to the northward, and while working her head round against the wind the tow rope snapped and the steamer drifted on to the north beach, where she lay till high water.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1927

NOMINATIONS FOR NEW COLLEGE CHAIR

At a meeting of the U. F. Synod of Ayr at Ardrossan, the Synod resolved to nominate Doctor R. H. Strachan, Edinburgh, for the vacant Chair in New College, Edinburgh, and in the event of nominations being called for in connection with the resignation of Professor James Moffat, Glasgow, the Synod resolves to nominate Mr. D. Lamont for the Chair of Church History in the college there.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1892

FREE PRESBYTERY OF IRVINE

A call was laid on the table from East Church, Inverness, to the Rev. Mr. Cameron, Ardrossan.

It was agreed to summon parties to appear for their interests at next meeting of Presbytery.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1947

VESSEL SINKS AT QUAY

The small motorship DIDO C, Belfast, sank at the quayside in Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan, after having been damaged on Sunday night while the steamer KANTULE, Panama, was shifting from one berth to another.

None of the crew was injured.

The DIDO C was awaiting discharge of a cargo of 60 tons of scrap.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1886

ARDROSSAN – GAS AND WATER BILL

A special meeting of Police Commissioners was held yesterday afternoon for the purpose of authorising the execution of the agreement between Commissioners and the Gas and Water Company as to the purchase of the works.

Mr. Kirkhope was called to the chair.

Letters were read from Provost Hogarth and Bailie Craig, the former stating that he had already signed the agreement on behalf of the Gas and Water Company, and the latter intimating his protest against the proceedings.

The meeting declined to receive Mr. Craig’s protest, as it was not signed.

The clerk read over the agreement.

Mr. Kirkhope said this question had been the cause of a great deal of trouble, disputation, and expense. All disinterested persons, however, would be bound to admit that the agreement was fair and just to all parties. The Commissioners had gained all the points for which they had contended, and had secured the terms which they offered to accept on the 2nd of March last. If the Water Company had agreed to the terms at that time £30 would have paid all the expenses, but it would be a very different matter now.

He moved that the agreement be signed by Commissioners Dunwoodie, McMillan, and himself, as a quorum of the Commissioners, and the clerk be instructed to sign it and engross it in the minutes.

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Boyd, builder, and unanimously agreed to.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 APRIL 1890

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Hogarth presiding.

A letter was read from the secretary of the Harbour Company intimating that the new portions of the harbour and dock would be lighted with the electric light, but they would continue the use of gas at the old harbour.

In regard to the laying of water pipes to the harbour, the company asked that the Commissioners’ engineer should meet with them to arrange details, so that the business could be carried out at once.

A letter was read from Mr. Brackenridge, town cleaner, asking to be relieved of his duties at 15th May. It was left to the Works Committee to arrange.

The mortality within the burgh for the past quarter was 24, equal to an annual death-rate of 20.9 per 1000.
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