Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:12 am

GLASGOW HERALD
15 JANUARY 1903

MISS McALISTER’S BEQUEST

The estate of the late Miss McAlister of St. Mungo, Caledonia Road, Saltcoats, has now been wound up, and Mr. James Campbell, writer, on behalf of the trustees has intimated to the Town Council that the amount to be handed over is £1885.

The Town Council can use the money in any way they think proper for the benefit of the town.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 JANUARY 1906

THE ARDROSSAN, SALTCOATS, AND STEVENSTON POULTRY, PIGEON, AND CAT SHOW

The fifth annual show of this society took place in the Town Hall, Saltcoats, on Saturday. There were ninety classes and 700 exhibits.

The arrangements were excellent, and gave much satisfaction to the large number of fanciers, local and from a distance, who visited the show.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 JANUARY 1907

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

Provost Donaldson presided at the monthly meeting last night.

From the minutes it appeared that the Shores and Improvements Committee had been waited on by a deputation from the Bathers’ Club with regard to the construction of a bathing pond at the North Pans.

Plans had been submitted showing a pond which it was estimated could be constructed for £400. The club offered a nominal rent of £25 for the exclusive use of the existing bathing house for its members and friends, or offered to take another house to be erected by the Council at the same rental.

After consideration the Council resolved to hold a special meeting on this issue, when the plans and offers could be discussed and a decision arrived at.

A letter was read from the National Telephone Company stating that they intended opening an exchange at Saltcoats, and expected to have it in operation by May.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1895

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. James Baillie return sincere thanks to their numerous friends for the deep sympathy shown to them in their recent sad bereavement – 4 Hill Street, Saltcoats.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:31 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1903

SALTCOATS TEA SHOP

The premises in Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, occupied by the Ting Tong Tea Company were discovered to be on fire on Wednesday night shortly before ten. It is supposed that the outbreak took place near the window, as that part of the shop was soon in a blaze.

The Fire Brigade extinguished the fire, which had spread so quickly that the stock and fittings were burned out. An adjoining house was in some danger owing to the roof catching fire.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:07 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 JANUARY 1859

LEAVING FOR NEW ZEALAND

On Thursday last the 13th instant, Messrs HUGH BAILLIE, junior, Springvale, and HUGH and WILLIAM LOCKHART, Knockrivoch, were entertained to supper in the Saracen’s Head Inn, Saltcoats, on occasion of their leaving for New Zealand.

Between 90 and 100 gentlemen sat down to supper.

R. K. Barbour, Esquire, banker, acted as chairman, supported on the right by the three guests of the evening, and on the left by the Rev. D. E. McNab; William Lockhart, Esquire, Mayfield; Alexander Adam, Esquire, Saltcoats; Hugh Baillie, senior, Esquire, Springvale; Robert Hunter, Esquire, Chapelhill; and William Lockhart, Esquire, M.D., Stevenston, officiated as croupiers.

In the hall we observed D. Cunningham, Esquire, Chapelton; Robert Crawford, Esquire, Ardneil; Bailie Drape, Ardrossan; Lewis Fullerton, Esquire, Ardrossan; Mathew Henderson, Esquire, Ardrossan; Mr. Hunter, Rothesay; John MacCulloch, Esquire, M.D., Stevenston; James Lockhart, Esquire, Glasgow; Thomas Shaw, Esquire, Saltcoats; Mr. James Wyllie, Border; Mr. Kirkwood, Dykesmains; Mr. Watt, Middlepart; Mr. Allan, Muirlaught; Mr. Hunter, Glenhead; and Mr. Bannatyne, Ardrossan, &c., &c.

The Rev. McNab asked a blessing, and after supper returned thanks.

The cloth being removed the chairman in a very felicitous manner, gave the usual loyal and constitutional toasts, which were duly responded to.

[In a long addition to this newspaper article there is a description of toasts and replies thereto, including toasts to -

“Lord Eglinton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Lord of the Manor”;
“Parents of the guests”;
“The Evangelical clergy of Scotland”;
“Farmers of the district, and Mr. Cunningham, of Chapelhill”;
“Town and trade of Saltcoats, with the health of Mr. Thomas Shaw, one of the oldest merchants”;
“Banking interest”;
“The ladies”;
“Shipping interest, coupled with the health of Bailie Drape”;
“The town and trade of Ardrossan”; and
“Friends in foreign lands”.]

Various other toasts were given, and the meeting broke up, after spending a delightful evening.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1908

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL CONFERENCE

Saltcoats Town Council had a conference with Doctor C. R. MacDonald, Medical Officer of Health for the County of Ayr, in connection with the recent outbreak of enteric fever.

The Clerk read a report from Doctor MacDonald stating that he did not think the Council had grasped the exact state of matters in connection with the outbreak at the farm. When once the case was removed to the hospital and the premises disinfected the danger was removed.

In the course of the conference it was pointed out that it was impossible to state the origin of the disease, as there was nothing about the farm to cause it. There was no danger of any more cases occurring, as the date of incubation had expired.

The Council afterwards agreed to write to the Local Government Board suggesting all cases arising at a dairy farm should be notified at once to the local authority.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by meekan » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:37 am

Just wondering if Doctor MacDonald had Ardrossan connections? Ie maybe father of Doctor Eric MacDonald?

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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:13 pm

Meekan - previous postings suggest, I think, that Doctor Eric's father was Doctor John MacDonald. I haven't come across anything to suggest that Dr. C. R. Macdonald, who was based at Ayr, had any Threetown connections.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:42 am

GLASGOW HERALD
19 JANUARY 1904

DEATH

MORRIS: At Raise Street, Saltcoats, on the 17th instant, Jeanie Montgomerie, wife of John Morris, and daughter of the late William Montgomerie, Esquire, of Todhills, Kilwinning.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:42 am

GLASGOW HERALD
19 JANUARY 1937

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

Saltcoats Town Council considered estimates for the erection of 162 houses at New England and 52 houses at Rockyknowe.

The lowest offer amounting to over £102,000 was accepted, subject to the approval of the Department of Health for subsidy purposes.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by margb » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:15 pm

Wheres Rockyknowe? New England I presume is the electric scheme but havent heard of the other area.

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