Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Published stories from each town's past.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
6 JUNE 1895

MARRIAGE

BAILLIE – WATT: In the lesser Town Hall, Saltcoats, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Francis Halden, assisted by the Rev. J. Drummond Taylor, Thomas Baillie, Saltcoats, to Agnes Hutton, only daughter of the late James Watt, Raise Street, Saltcoats.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1898

ASSAULT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday THOMAS McKIE, miner, Townhead Street, Saltcoats, pleaded guilty to having there, on the 4th instant, assaulted Margaret McCaig or Maxwell, a lodging-house keeper, by striking her two blows on the face and one on the mouth to the effusion of blood, and having been previously convicted, was fined in £2 or 20 days imprisonment.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
8 JUNE 1872

SALTCOATS FISHERMEN

Our fishermen have commenced the season’s herring fishing, but indifferent success has as yet attended their labours.

The few that were caught sold at 13s per hundred.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
8 JUNE 1891

AYRSHIRE RIFLE ASSOCIATION

The seventeenth annual prize meeting of the Ayrshire Rifle Association was brought to a successful close on Saturday.

Among the prize winners listed on the second day were: -

Andrew Leckie, Saltcoats;
Sergeant Haire, Saltcoats; and
Sergeant Watt, Saltcoats.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
9 JUNE 1873

BATTALION DRILL

The first drill this season at Kilmarnock of the Volunteer Rifle Corps in the Northern Division of Ayrshire took place on Saturday.

There were present the following corps: -

No. 1 Kilmarnock, Major Dickie;
No. 2 Irvine, Captain Miller;
No. 6 Beith, Captain Faulds;
No. 7 Saltcoats, Captain Anderson;
No. 11 Dalry, Captain McCosh;
also a few files of No. 9 Kilmarnock, and No. 12 Cumnock –

in all there were about 300 on the field.

The various movements were executed in a creditable manner.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
9 JUNE 1875

MERCHANTS’ MEETING

The annual meeting of merchants was held in Saltcoats on Monday evening – Doctor Marshall presiding.

Doctor Marshall was re-elected president; Mr D. Brown, treasurer; and Mr A. Scott, secretary.

The committee of last year was re-elected, with the addition of Messrs A. Hamilton; G. McTaggart; James B. Aitken; and J. Raeside,

Thursday, 24 June, was fixed as the annual holiday.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
10 JUNE 1876

SCOTCH BANKRUPT – APPLICATION FOR CESSIO BONORUM

JAMES WALLACE, spirit dealer, Saltcoats, presently prisoner in the Civil Prison of Ayr.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
10 JUNE 1892

BIRTH

CUNNINGHAM: At Narellen Cottage, Caledonia Road, Saltcoats, on the 8th instant, the wife of William Dunlop, C.A.; a son.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
11 JUNE 1877

AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY CAVALRY

The annual carbine competition of the G Troop of Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry for the silver cup and other prizes presented by Captain Pollok took place on the company’s range at Irvine on Saturday.

The following are the principal scorers: -

53 - Sergeant Spiers, Ardrossan – (Winner of cup);
50 – Private Henderson, Ardrossan;
48 – Corporal Borland, Kilwinning; and
46 – Corporal Wyllie, Saltcoats.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
11 JUNE 1901

RETURN OF VOLUNTEERS TO SCOTLAND

Saltcoats:

Last night seven of the twelve men who went to the front in the Volunteer Companies of the Royal Scots Fusiliers received an enthusiastic reception on their return home.

Awaiting their arrival at the railway station of the Glasgow & South-Western Company were Provost Guthrie, Bailies Blakely and Miller, members of the Town Council, Town Clerk, Procurator-Fiscal, Rev. W. Rossie Brown, chaplain of the local Volunteers, and a large number of citizens.

The square outside the station was packed with people. Here the Volunteers and the Boys’ Brigade were drawn up.

A procession was formed, consisting of the Volunteers, Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council, members of the Service Company, and the Boys’ Brigade. Headed by pipers, the principal streets were traversed.

Returning to the Town Hall, where a large company had gathered, Provost Guthrie, who presided, congratulated the Volunteers on their return.

After speeches from Captain Allan and Bailie Blakely, Mrs Allan presented each of the Volunteers with a handsome gold medal having a suitable inscription.

Sergeant Beckett returned thanks.

Five of the twelve men who went out to the front joined other forces there for further service, and they will get their medals when they return home.

The proceedings were carried out with great enthusiasm.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
12 JUNE 1871

DEATH

At Gowan Bank, Saltcoats, on the 9th instant, Helen McKelvie, wife of Mr Archibald Cook.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 16420
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
12 JUNE 1889

SALTCOATS – MUNICIPAL MEETING

The Commissioners meeting was held on Monday night – Provost McIsaac presiding.

Doctor Brown, medical officer, reported that the water supply at two farms was defective.

The clerk was instructed to intimate that unless the water supply was made satisfactory to the medical officer and sanitary inspector on or before 10 July the sale of milk would be stopped.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Post Reply