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Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 OCTOBER 1917

Died at sea on SS ELVE, JOHN McMILLAN, (24), Wireless Operator – born at Ardrossan, son of Mrs Jamsie Ann McMillan, and the late John McMillan, Skye.

[SS ELVE, on a voyage from Oporto to London with a general cargo, was sunk by gunfire from the German submarine U-22.]
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 OCTOBER 1877

SEVERE STORM - ARDROSSAN

One of the most violent storms experienced here for a long time raged between midnight and daybreak yesterday morning, reaching its height about three o'clock.

A perfect gale blew from the south-west, accompanied by unusually heavy hail showers and vivid flashes of lightning. Many people were awakened from their slumbers by the fury of the storm, but we have heard of no damage which has resulted.

Though the storm had considerably abated yesterday, the wind continued very high with frequent showers of hail and rain.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 OCTOBER 1845

BUILDING ASSOCIATION OF ARDROSSAN

Capital £20,000 in 2,000 shares of £10 each. Deposit £1 per share, to be paid on allocation.

Provisional Committee (includes): -

John Hunter, Esquire, Ardrossan;
William B. Orr, Esquire, Saltcoats;
Dr. Brown, Saltcoats;
Captain M. Crawford, Saltcoats; and
John Barr, Esquire, Ardrossan.

In consequence of the increasing demand for houses of a description better suited to the wants of the numerous families who frequent Ardrossan, it has been resolved to form this Association, as more fully detailed in previous advertisements.

Plans are now being prepared, and will be exhibited for inspection, as soon as ready.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 OCTOBER 1845

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

The Ardrossan Club meet tomorrow at the gamekeeper’s house at half-past 9 – the first brace of dogs to be in the slips at 10 o’clock.

The first class of the Derby, Oaks, and Champion Collar, will be run for tomorrow – and the remaining classes of these, and the Ardrossan Puppy Cup, the Ayrshire Open Cup, and several Stakes, will come off on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 OCTOBER 1845

LEASE OF THE MINERALS IN THE BARONY OF ARDROSSAN

The Earl of Eglinton and Winton has just now granted a lease of the minerals in his Barony of Ardrossan to the Messrs Baird of the Gartsherrie and Eglinton Ironworks.

The Ardrossan Barony contains about 3500 acres, and extends from the towns of Saltcoats and Ardrossan, with some slight interruptions, to Dalry parish, and within a mile of that town.

Mineralogists consider, we understand, that there is a likelihood the barony will contain both coal and ironstone.

Judging from the opulence and enterprise, with the scientific and practical skill of the lessees, there is a probability that the transaction will be beneficial to both parties.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 OCTOBER 1845

FATAL ACCIDENT – ARDROSSAN

Another of these fatal accidents which have been so common here of late occurred on the night of Monday last.

The captain of the schooner EXPERIENCE, at present lying in the dock, returned from the town in company with his wife, betwixt ten and eleven o’clock. In attempting to get on board of his vessel, both fell into the water, and although he was promptly rescued, twenty minutes elapsed before she was got out, and all efforts to restore animation proved fruitless.

His wife had come over from Belfast, per FIREFLY steamer, a few hours previous to the accident, and her corpse was returned with it next day.

This is the fourth fatal accident that has occurred here within four weeks.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 OCTOBER 1831

DEATH

At Ardrossan, on the 3rd instant, Lady Livingstone, of Westquarter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 OCTOBER 1844

DEATH

At Ardrossan, on the 3rd instant, Margaret, daughter of the late William Orr, senior, Esquire, Paisley.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 OCTOBER 1890

ARDROSSAN FREE CHURCH

An influential meeting of the ladies of this congregation was held in the Town Hall, Ardrossan, yesterday afternoon – presided over by the Rev. Allan Cameron, M.A., minister of the congregation, when it was resolved to hold a bazaar in July to clear off the debt incurred in extending the church and erecting a large wall behind it.

Already a considerable sum of money has been obtained.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 OCTOBER 1806

GLASGOW, PAISLEY, AND ARDROSSAN CANAL

Notice is hereby given, that in terms of the Act of Parliament, a general assembly of the Company of Proprietors of the said canal is to be held in the Renfrewshire Tontine Inn, Paisley, on Thursday the 6th day of November next, at 12 o’clock noon, when it is requested all concerned will attend.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 OCTOBER 1891

DETAILS OF THE STORM

Ardrossan:
The steel built barque HIROTHA broke away from her moorings at the south-west side of the dock, where she was being fitted and finished, and coming in contact with other craft sent them adrift with her.

The JESSIE, of Dundalk, had her mizzenmast carried away and her side damaged.

The smack CATHERINE STEVENSON drove across the bows of the NORAH CAINE, and sank.

The NORAH CAINE had her bowsprit broken.

The bell buoy at the new harbour works also broke adrift and was driven up the north beach.

The Belfast boat was delayed till yesterday morning, and the Arran steamboat service was suspended.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 OCTOBER 1840

ARDROSSSAN COURSING CLUB

The meeting at Ardrossan takes place on the 27th and 28th instant.
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