Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
19 JULY 1916

Died on service, Private Alexander McKenzie, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – enlisted at Ardrossan; resident of Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JULY 1877

SALTCOATS BOWLING TOURNAMENT

Play was resumed yesterday. The weather was very fine in the morning though a little cloudy, but rain fell after one o’clock heavily, and the green was in good condition.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JULY 1885

THE GLASGOW HOLIDAYS

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The numbers who visited the town appeared to be as great as in former years, and it was impossible to find accommodation for all. The weather was rather unfavourable, rain falling for some hours. In the evening the weather cleared, and the thoroughfares were crowded with holiday-makers, who were very orderly.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JULY 1886

SALTCOATS WEST U.P. CHURCH

On Sunday anniversary services were held in this church when the Rev. R. White, D.D., Edinburgh, preached to large congregations in the forenoon and evening. The Rev. G. Fairgrieve officiated in the afternoon.

The collections amounted to £34.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1876

DEATH

At the Queen’s Arms Inn, Saltcoats, on the 17th instant, Ann Elizabeth Crawford, wife of William Crawford.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1877

SALTCOATS BOWLING TOURNAMENT

This tournament was resumed yesterday under favourable weather auspices. All of the games were extremely well contested and the playing was decidedly superior to anything which has yet been witnessed during the course of the tournament.

Third and fourth ties were played.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
21 JULY 1917

Died on service, Corporal JAMES McMILLAN, (21), born Saltcoats, Royal Engineers – Theatre of war, at sea; son James and Margaret McMillan, 291 Crow Road, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JULY 1873

SALTCOATS WEST U.P. CHURCH

Anniversary services were observed on Sabbath last.

The Rev. Peter McDowall, of Alloa, preached in the forenoon and evening, and the Rev. George Fairgrieve, the pastor of the congregation, in the afternoon.

The collection for the day amounted to the sum of £53. This sum will enable the managers to pay off almost the whole of the debt resting on the church.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1873

MARRIAGE

On the 21st instant, by the Rev. Mr Leiper, Alexander Ingram, Saltcoats, to Maggie Ferguson, youngest daughter of the late James Ferguson, West Kilpatrick.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1877

SALTCOATS BOWLING TOURNAMENT

This tournament was resumed on Saturday morning under very unfortunate weather auspices. The attendance of visitors in consequence was very meagre, and those who did attend had a very unfortunate time of it. Though the rain had the effect of making the green somewhat heavy and preventing fine play, there were some beautiful games played.

Some remaining fourth ties, and all fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth ties were completed.

FINAL

H. M. Kirkwood (£25), Stirling – 21; J. Brown (£15), Sanquhar – 18 points.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1888

SALTCOATS - FUNERAL OF REV. D.E. McNAB

On Saturday afternoon the remains of Rev. D. E. McNab were interred in Ardrossan Cemetery.

An impressive service was held in the Parish Church, which was largely attended by members of the congregation and residents in the town.

Rev. J. D. McCall, Ardrossan, read a portion of the scriptures, and Rev. Mr Robertson, of London, engaged in prayer.

The coffin, which was covered with beautiful wreaths of flowers, was placed in front of the pulpit, and the church was draped in black.

A large number of persons followed the hearse to the Cemetery, the Presbytery being largely represented, and local ministers being also in attendance.

Most of the shops were closed, and the church bells tolled.

The funeral was witnessed by a large number of spectators.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JULY 1876

DEATH

At Melbourne Terrace, Saltcoats, on the 22nd instant, aged 12 months, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Kernahan, Kilmarnock.
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