Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was a good attendance at market on Thursday.

There were 134 bolls of wheat exposed, of which 34 sold at 23s 6d. Of 24 bolls of oats exposed, 12 sold at 21s. There were 110 bolls oatmeal exposed, of which 42 sold at 18s 6d, and 32 at 18s 9d. There were 35 loads of beans exposed, of which 12 sold at 48s, and 4 at 42s 6d There were 50 bolls ryegrass seed exposed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1875

FREE CHURCH PRESBYTERY

A meeting of the Irvine Presbytery was held yesterday at Kilmarnock – Mr Clugston, of Stewarton, moderator.

A petition from the Free Gaelic congregation at Saltcoats to the General Assembly for the restoration of that church to the platform of the equal dividend was sanctioned, and cordially recommended.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1877

SALTCOATS MINISTERS

Both of the U.P. ministers here have unfortunately been compelled to abandon their ministerial duties on account of indisposition.

Today the Rev. George Fairgrieve, of the West U.P. Church, in accordance with medical advice, leaves London for Jamaica. He took farewell of his congregation last Sunday.

The Rev. George Philp, of the East U.P. Church has for nearly a year been suffering from an acute disease, and last week he underwent an operation.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 FEBRUARY 1874

DEATH

Drowned off Cheefoo, North China, on 20th October last, aged 42 years, Captain Robert Bryce, eldest son of Robert Bryce, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 FEBRUARY 1888

PROPOSED NEW SLAUGHTER HOUSE AT SALTCOATS

On Monday night the Police Commissioners met to consider the offers for the proposed new slaughter house. The gross amount of the lowest offers were about £650.

It was remitted to the Works Committee to consider the matter with a view to reducing the cost.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
22 FEBRUARY 1916

Died on service, in hospital from bomb wounds, Second Lieutenant WILLIAM FREDERICK HUNTER CLARK, (22), Munster Fusiliers - Theatre of war, Salonica – son of Mr and Mrs John McNeil Clark, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official intimation has been received by his parents in Saltcoats of the death from wounds of Second Lieutenant William Frederick Hunter Clark, Munster Fusiliers. He was 22 years of age and enlisted from Glasgow University about a year ago.

In March he obtained a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and later was transferred to the Munster regiment. He had a promising career,

In Saltcoats Public School he won a bursary which enabled him to go to Ardrossan Academy. In 1913 he was dux and medalist of the Academy, and winning another bursary proceeded to the university. At the university he continued to add to his laurels. In 1914 he won first prize for French and first prize in the study of Alfred de Musset’s works. He also won the John Clark Mile End Bursary for French in a competition, winning it over some Frenchmen.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 FEBRUARY 1888

DEATH

KENNEDY: At Bankside, Saltcoats, on the 20th instant, David Kennedy, evangelist.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 FEBRUARY 1870

BIRTH

At Theresa Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 24th instant, Mrs Thomas Brunton; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 FEBRUARY 1873

MASTER BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS

At a meeting of the master boot and shoe makers belonging to Dalry and the neighbouring towns, held yesterday, in the Good Templars’ Hall, it was unanimously agreed to make an advance of 20 per cent on both manufactured and bespoke boots and shoes.

The meeting appointed delegates to wait on the masters in Beith, Kilwinning, Kilbirnie, Irvine, Lochwinnoch, Saltcoats, West Kilbride, and Ardrossan, with a view to obtaining their co-operation.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 FEBRUARY 1873

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY – FORGERY

JAMES BANNATYNE, (22), from the prison of Kilmarnock, was charged with falsehood, forgery, and wilful imposition, and also forgery and uttering a bank cheque and a bill of exchange.

The indictment, containing nine charges, set forth that the prisoner received a letter from Colin Currie, letter carrier, at the post office, Shiskine, Island of Arran, for the purpose of delivering it to Mr Ebenezer Murchie, Blackwaterfoot, which letter he stole, and having forged the name of Ebenezer Murchie to a cheque in said letter, he uttered the cheque as genuine, and obtained £3 5s at the Royal Bank, Kilmarnock.

The panel was also charged with forging the name of John Brown to a bill of exchange, and uttering said bill as genuine; and further he was charged with obtaining two sums of money by means of false representations from persons in Kilwinning and Saltcoats.

The panel pleaded guilty to six charges, and was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1872

PUBLIC NOTICE – SALTCOATS MISSION COAST HOME

In consequence of the inquiries of Friends of the Home, I beg to intimate that the office in Glasgow is still my residence, No. 2 Craignestock Place, Great Hamilton Street, and that reports and all information connected with the home may at all times be had there.

My esteemed friend and co-worker, Mr Bryden, still takes charge at the Home at Saltcoats.

JAMES SMITH.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1877

DEATH

At Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on the 25th instant, aged 5 years and seven months, Harry Stuart, youngest child of Robert S. Kinnier.
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