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GLASGOW HERALD
22 SEPTEMBER 1886

DEATH OF THE COUNTESS OF EGLINTON

The Countess of Eglinton died at Eglinton Castle last night at seven o’clock in her forty-sixth year. For some months past she did not enjoy robust health.

She took an active interest in the affairs of the Episcopal Chapel at Ardrossan, the foundation stone of which she laid about 12 years ago, and was a patroness of no end of charitable and other schemes of public usefulness in the county.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
22 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private DAVID CRAWFORD, (20), Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of David and Elizabeth Crawford, 18 Princes Place, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 SEPTEMBER 1870

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Castletown, Isle of Man, September 17 – The GLENCAIRN, of Ardrossan, from Liverpool for Quebec, which ran ashore in the bay here during a fog, lies in a dangerous position, and is making much water. She is being dismantled. Crew safe.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 SEPTEMBER 1886

DEATH

WALLACE: At 97 George Street, Ayr, on the 21st instant, aged 84 years, Mary Milligan, relict of Thomas Wallace, architect, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 SEPTEMBER 1886

ARDROSSAN – THE DEATH OF THE COUNTESS OF EGLINTON

The news of the unexpected death of the Countess of Eglinton came yesterday as a painful shock.

The affliction which had fallen on his Lordship has created a feeling of profound regret.

The vessels in the harbour yesterday had all their flags half-mast high, the bowling green flag was in the same position, and the melancholy news formed the absorbing topic of conversation.

No appeal from Ardrossan on behalf of any good object was ever made to her Ladyship in vain, and in her quiet unostentatious way she did a great many good deeds which never saw the light.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
23 SEPTEMBER 1917

Died in a military hospital in Southampton from wounds received in action, Private WILLIAM RADCLIFFE, (31), Service No. S/9658, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders – husband of Mrs Annie Begg Radcliffe, 24 Hill Street, Aberdeen, and father of three young children; son of Mr and Mrs J. Radcliffe, Old Dock Gates, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private William Radcliffe, Gordon Highlanders, has died of wounds at a military hospital in Southampton. He was the second son of Mr and Mrs Radcliffe, Old Dock Gates, Ardrossan. He was 31 years of age, and before enlisting he worked in Aberdeen, where his widow and three young children reside.

Much sympathy is felt for them as well as for his parents, who only recently had another son killed in action.”


[Private JAMES RADCLIFFE, (24), William’s brother, was killed in action on 23 August, 1917.]
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Penny Tray wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:56 am GLASGOW HERALD
10 SEPTEMBER 1874

DROWNING

A lad named Thomson was drowned last night near Ardrossan Harbour by the capsizing of a boat.
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24 SEPTEMBER 1874

BODY FOUND

The body of the young man Thomson, who lost his life on the 9th instant by the upsetting of a small boat, was found yesterday on the beach near Chapelton, about four miles from where the accident happened.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 SEPTEMBER 1874

ARDROSSAN BOWLING CLUB

This green was closed for the season on Tuesday afternoon by a friendly game, in which some 16 members took part, though the weather was somewhat stormy.

The usual supper took place in the evening in the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Mr John Craig, vice-president, presiding.

The prizes gained during the season were presented to the successful competitors, viz., the handsome silver cup given by Mr John Moffat for rink competition, and the Eglinton Gold Medal, to Mr J. H. Mearns, the pair of bowls added to the cup by the president (Mr A. G. MacDonald), and the vice-president’s bowls to Mr Thomas Phillips.

In regard to the ladies’ prize and the president’s prize, the chairman expressed regret that the winner, Mr J. C. Stevens had obtained possession of them prior to the meeting, and now declined to give them up, so that in reality they had not been presented to him at all.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 SEPTEMBER 1877

TRADE REPORT

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

Coastwise, 920 tons; Foreign, 532 tons; Total 1452 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 SEPTEMBER 1884

DEATH

MUIR: At 7 Princes Street, Ardrossan, on the 22nd instant, Annie, youngest daughter of the late James Muir, manufacturer, 13 George Street, Paisley.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 SEPTEMBER 1886

LADY EGLINTON’S FUNERAL

The funeral of the Countess of Eglinton will take place tomorrow at noon. It is to be strictly private, only near relatives being invited.

The new family vault in the Kilwinning Parochial Cemetery, never having been previously used was last night solemnly consecrated. Bishop Wilson, assisted by the Rev. R. Mordue, of Ardrossan, performed the ceremony.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 SEPTEMBER 1888

THE FOUNDRY BOYS

On Saturday a conference of the monitors and friends of the Kilmarnock Foundry Boys was held in the Free Grange Hall. Mr D. MacIntosh, Rowallan, presided.

Rev. William Watson, Dumbarton, spoke on “Our work, and how to do it.”

The meeting was afterwards addressed by Mr John Anderson, Ardrossan, his subject being “Consecration.”
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