Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 JUNE 1918

Died on service, Gunner GEORGE McLUGHON (sometimes McLUGHAN), (32), Royal Horse Artillery – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of John and Jessie McLughon, County Down; husband of Rebecca McLughon, Maghersaul, County Down; and brother of Joseph McLughon, 8 Vernon Terrace, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Word has been received in Ardrossan that Gunner George McLughon (sometimes McLughan), R.F.A., was slightly wounded and seriously gassed on 7th June, and that he died from the effects on 11th June at a base hospital.

Gunner McLughon, who was a native of Ireland, was well known in Ardrossan. For many years prior to the war he resided in Winton Street (latterly removing to Saltcoats) and was employed in Nobel’s factory. He was a member of the local territorials, and was mobilised with them on the outbreak of the war.

After being in training at Larbert he was recalled in November, 1914, to his work on munitions at Nobel’s. He continued there till June of last year, when he was again called to the Colours, and about the end of the year he went out to the front.

Gunner McLughon took a prominent part in the Salvation Army in Ardrossan, and was a most enthusiastic worker in its cause. He was of a very kind and obliging disposition, and all who knew him held him in the greatest of esteem.

His brother, Mr Joseph McLughon, resides at 8 Vernon Terrace, Ardrossan, and to him as well as to his widow, who is resident in Ireland, deep sympathy is extended."
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JUNE 1871

TRADE REPORT

The following were the shipments of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour during the week ending June 10: - Coastwise, 1072 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JUNE 1872

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

On Monday evening, a meeting of Council was held – Provost Barr in the chair.

Doctor Robertson intimated by letter the withdrawal of his recent resignation as medical officer under the Public Health Act. The doctor stated he was willing to serve till the end of August.

A letter from the Board of Supervision was read, which referred to the mode of levying the assessment under the Public Health Act, and affirmed that it was incompetent to assess tenants under £5. The collector was instructed to make up an account of the expenses already incurred, and make the assessment sufficient to meet the expenditure.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JUNE 1874

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting was held yesterday afternoon in the secretary’s office, Ardrossan – Provost Barr presiding.

The Ardrossan officer reported that the number of children of school age was 751, and that 51 children did not attend school.

The Saltcoats officer’s report showed that 548 children were in the Saltcoats part of the parish, and 40 in the landward part. Thirty-one of these did not attend school.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JUNE 1876

ALLEGED ASSAULT BY SEAMEN

On Saturday forenoon two of the seamen on board the barque JOSEPHINE of Ardrossan, in Leith Roads, were apprehended by the Leith and county of Edinburgh Police and taken to Granton.

They will be removed to Edinburgh today, and brought before the Sheriff on a charge of assaulting the mate on Friday night.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1870

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The CLITUS, Anderson, master, in leaving Ardrossan, struck on the rocks, and makes 10 inches water hourly.


GLASGOW HERALD
13 JUNE 1870

THE BRIG CLITUS

Last week we noticed in our shipping casualties that the CLITUS, Captain Anderson, had struck the Crinan Rock when leaving Ardrossan for Dublin, and was making ten inches of water in the hour.
It appears, however, that our correspondent was misinformed, as the CLITUS only slightly grazed the rock, and made no water whatsoever.

The vessel has since arrived at her destination, and thus the fears which were created by the insertion of the paragraph have been dispelled.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JUNE 1872

VESSEL SPOKEN

PERU, from Ardrossan to Philadelphia, May 2nd, in latitude 30N, longitude 72W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JUNE 1873

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The Board met yesterday afternoon – Provost Barr presiding.

A report was submitted from the Saltcoats committee appointed at the last meeting, which notified that a new school be recommended for Saltcoats, capable of accommodating about 500 children; and that the present parish school buildings should be abandoned as soon as the new school was built.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JUNE 1876

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY – THE ARDROSSAN FORGERY CASE

DUNCAN WILKIE, Ardrossan, was charged with forging or uttering 14 bills of exchange between the 1st of March, 1875, and the 12th August, 1875, to the amount of £1084. Four of the bills had been retired and paid by him.

The signatures alleged to be forged were those of Hugh Boyd, shipowner, Ardrossan; David Deans, chemist and druggist, Melrose; M. S. Sutherland, shipping agent, Ardrossan; Samuel Allan, shipmaster, Ballykeel; Thomas Blackburn, shipowner, Fleetwood; Daniel Cowley, Isle of Man; Alexander Blaney, shipowner, Cushendale, Antrim; Donald Smith, shipmaster, Dalintober, Campbeltown; Archibald McKinnon, 74 Stanley Street, Glasgow; John H. Brocklebank, painter and shipowner, Harrington; Thomas Spencer, Preston; Hector McKenna, shipmaster, Belfast; and John Lamont, seaman, Tyree.

The amounts of each bill varied from £44 to £219.

Wilkie pleaded guilty to five of the counts charging him with forgery, and was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JUNE 1895

MARRIAGE

MUTTER – GRAHAM: At 1 Lorraine Gardens, Dowanhill, on the 12th instant, by the Right Reverend Donald McLeod, D.D., minister of the Park Parish, and one of H.M. chaplains, James Mutter, of Meiklelaught, Crescent Park, Ardrossan, to Alice Mary, younger daughter of the late John Graham, Lambhill.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JUNE 1875

ARDROSSAN - TOBACCO SMUGGLING

At a special Justice of the Peace Court on Saturday - before Provost Barr - PATRICK COADY, master of the schooner ENGLISHMAN, was found guilty of an attempt to smuggle about four pounds of tobacco, and was fined 24s, with 7s 6d expenses, with the alternative of one months' imprisonment.

He paid the fine.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JUNE 1876

BIRTH

At 6 Arran Place, Ardrossan, on the 13th instant, the wife of R. Beedie Robertson, F.R.C.S.E.; a son.
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