Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:29 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 FEBRUARY 1871

MARRIAGE

At Knockrivoch, Ardrossan, by the Rev. Mr McNab, Mr Hugh Hunter, Montfod, to Agnes, daughter of the late William Lockhart.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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24 FEBRUARY 1873

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Belfast, February 22 – The CORONELLA, barque, from Ardrossan to Havana, with coals, has gone ashore at the Slip Rock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 FEBRUARY 1874

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

The draw took place last night in the George Hotel, Kilmarnock, and was followed by a dinner, to which about 30 gentlemen sat down – Mr Gairdner, the vice-president of the club occupying the chair.

The running takes place today and tomorrow over the Earl of Glasgow’s Fenwick estate, near Kilmarnock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 FEBRUARY 1915

NAVAL FUNERAL AT ARDROSSAN

Yesterday afternoon the funeral took place at Ardrossan of A.B. Kelly, of one of H.M. destroyers, who met his death by accident on Friday.

He was a native of Skibbereen, County Cork.

The funeral was conducted with full military honours, the band of the 5th R.S.F. being present and the members of the vessel to which Kelly was attached.

The coffin was wrapped in a Union Jack, and at the graveside the service was conducted by the Rev. Father Gallocher, assisted by the Rev. Father Power.

Thereafter three volleys were fired by the marines, and the party returned to the harbour.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
25 FEBRUARY 1873

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Belfast, February 24 – The barque CORONELLA, Ardrossan to Havana with coals, has been got off the rocks at Ballyferris with the assistance of two steam tugs, after throwing about 40 tons of coals overboard, and has been towed round to this lough.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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25 FEBRUARY 1874

MARRIAGE

At Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 24th instant, by the Rev. Mr Cross, Hugh Main, Glasgow, and Mary, second daughter of the late Captain Sim.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 FEBRUARY 1841

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Ardrossan, February 16 – Yesterday morning, part of a vessel’s deck was discovered drifting in on the shore. A boat and crew went off, and towed it into the harbour. It proves to be the fore-part of a deck, with windlass-bits attached. The vessel appears to have been from 80 to 100 tons. The beams are much decayed. The plank looks as if burst asunder only a few days since.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 FEBRUARY 1914

ASSAULT

At Ayr Sheriff Court yesterday Robert Gray, 24 Friarscroft Street, Irvine, was sentenced by Sheriff Broun to pay a fine of £2 and to find £1 caution for his good behaviour for six months for assaulting James Ralston, engineer, 3 Cameron Place, Kilwinning.

The Fiscal said the incident arose out of a football match played on February 14 at Irvine between an Ardrossan team and an Irvine team.

Accused was a member of the Irvine team, and the man whom he assaulted a member of the opposing side. Some incident occurred between the two in the course of the game for which the referee awarded a free kick against the Irvine team.

After the game was over the accused stepped forward to Ralston and assaulted him, fracturing his lower jaw, with the result that he had been unable to speak for nine or ten days,
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1874

DINNER TO MR ROGER MONTGOMERIE, M.P.

Yesterday afternoon, Mr Roger Montgomerie, M.P., was entertained to dinner in the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, by the Conservative electors in the parish of Ardrossan.

There was a large and influential attendance – upwards of 90 gentlemen being present, many of whom came from a considerable distance.

Provost Barr occupied the chair.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:44 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1874

VESSEL SPOKEN

HARVEST HOME, of Ardrossan, from Glasgow for Baltimore, February 24, in latitude 49 23N, longitude, 6 30W.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1874

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Queenstown, February 26 – The BRISK, Parry, from Ardrossan for Cardenas, with coal, which put in here through stress of weather, got aground on Corkabeg Bank, in this harbour, but was towed off again.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:46 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1877

TRADE REPORT

The following are the shipments of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour for the week: -

Coastwise, 1347 tons.
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