Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue May 14, 2019 6:34 am

ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
14 MAY 1915

DEATHS

LAMBIE: As a result of the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915, Mary Docherty or Lambie, (27), wife of Daniel Lambie.

LAMBIE: As a result of the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915, Elizabeth Lambie, (8), daughter of Daniel Lambie.

LAMBIE: As a result of the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915, Mary Lambie, (2), daughter of Daniel Lambie.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 am

GLASGOW HERALD
14 MAY 1892

Sir

ARRAN SAILINGS

Now that the coasting season has fairly commenced, and with great competition that exists this season among steamboat companies – greater that has ever been before – it is well, I think, that the travelling public should take a lesson in time, and be carefully on their card as to safety.

We all know the nasty mishaps that took place last year between Ardrossan and Brodick (not speaking of Lochfyne) in one way or another, and I would not like to see a repetition of these before the season comes to a close.

It may be gratifying to the respective companies to know that on a Monday morning lately the steamer belonging to A left Brodick Pier three minutes later and the steamer belonging to B, and, notwithstanding this, A steamer arrived at exactly the same time at Ardrossan as B steamer; but it is to be considered, on the other hand, that both steamers were running side by side with each other nearly all the way to Ardrossan at a high pressure of steam, having each a large complement of passengers, whose lives, I think, were somewhat endangered should anything have taken place.

I do hope the proper authorities will see to this at once, and if need be alter the hour of sailings.

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PREVENTION
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MAY 1896

ARDROSSAN – THE SALE OF THE PARISH HOSPITAL

At the monthly meeting of Ardrossan Parish Council, held in the Town Hall, Ardrossan, on Tuesday evening, a letter was read from the agent of the Council engaged in the sale of the hospital to the two burghs of Ardrossan and Saltcoats jointly, in which it was stated that the burghs were willing to complete the purchase of the hospital, provided that the claim of interest on the purchase price, since the purchase was resolved upon some three years ago, should be departed from. Interest was demanded at the rate of 5 per cent.

The Council deemed the question one of importance, in so far as the interests of the landward part of the parish of Ardrossan and part of Stevenston parish within the burgh of Saltcoats were concerned.

It was agreed by a majority, to reduce the interest claimed to 3 per cent.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by brian f » Tue May 14, 2019 8:02 pm

Penny Tray wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:34 am
ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
14 MAY 1915

DEATHS

LAMBIE: As a result of the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915, Mary Docherty or Lambie, (27), wife of Daniel Lambie.

LAMBIE: As a result of the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915, Elizabeth Lambie, (8), daughter of Daniel Lambie.

LAMBIE: As a result of the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915, Mary Lambie, (2), daughter of Daniel Lambie.

Just read up on the Lusitania . You can learn so much on this forum.
Daniel could have survived.

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue May 14, 2019 8:19 pm

Brian,

I would need to check it again but I don't think Daniel was on the passenger list of the Lusitania. Somehow I think he was on the other side of the Atlantic with maybe his family going to join him. Subsequent intimations in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald have him resident in Ronald, Washington (State), USA.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed May 15, 2019 7:42 am

GLASGOW HERALD
15 MAY 1895

DEATH

HAMILTON: At 127 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 13th instant, after a long and painful illness borne with great patience, aged 14 years and 5 months, Jane Brodie, eldest daughter of William and Louisa Hamilton.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MAY 1894

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday two young labourers about 18 years of age – MICHAEL MURRAY, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, and JOHN JOHNSTONE, with no fixed residence – pleaded guilty to the theft of 3¾ cwt. of metal from Ardrossan ‘Old’ Shipyard between the 7th and the 12th instant.

Both had been previously convicted and inmates of a reformatory. They were sentenced to 30 days’ imprisonment.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed May 15, 2019 7:43 am

GLASGOW HERALD
15 MAY 1890

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Hogarth presiding.

The Commissioners agreed to have a water supply put into the harbour and dock district immediately, and the vessels at the new steamboat berth will get a supply through Messrs Lucas & Aird’s meter per agreement.

The sanitary inspector’s report showed the town to be in a good sanitary condition, one house being complained of only as in a bad sanitary condition – that is “Happy Land,” on the harbour, which one night lately had 45 occupants. It was remitted to the Works Committee to see what could be done with it.

Mr. Crawford, stationer, was granted five years’ lease of his shop in Town’s building.

The expense for upkeep of parish hospital for year had been £79 11s 9d to be allocated between the three districts sharing its benefits.

During the months of June, July, and August, the butchers in Ardrossan are to be allowed to kill animals up to 8 p.m., and as early as three o’clock on Monday mornings.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MAY 1899

DEATH

WALTER: At 47 Eglinton Street, Ardrossan, on the 15th instant, John Joseph Walter, retired shipmaster, aged 74 years.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu May 16, 2019 7:25 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 MAY 1927

LAWN TENNIS - AYRSHIRE GENTLEMEN’S LEAGUE
At Dalry.


Dalry: 2 matches, 8 sets, 62 games.
Ardrossan: 2 matches, 4 sets, 42 games.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 MAY 1899

ARDROSSAN AND BELFAST DAYLIGHT SERVICE

It will be seen from our advertising columns that Messrs Burns’s popular R.M.S. ADDER is announced to make the initial excursion of the season from Ardrossan to Belfast and back on the Queen’s Birth Day holiday, Thursday 18th current.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri May 17, 2019 8:03 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 MAY 1899

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Yesterday afternoon the steel barque GLENESK, owned by Mr. W. O. Taylor, Dundee, (Captain James S. Bailie, Ardrossan, master), arrived at Ardrossan in tow of the Glasgow tug NEPTUNE.

The GLENESK left Taltal, Chile, on 8th January with a cargo of about 2200 tons nitrates for Nobel’s Explosives Company, Ardeer. She encountered terrible weather.

On 26th April, in a heavy storm, the main and mizzen topmasts, and all gear above, were carried away, the fore-topgallant yard and spanker gaff sprung, and slight damage done to bulwarks.
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