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GLASGOW HERALD
16 SEPTEMBER 1889

THE VOLUNTEERS - DALRY v. SALTCOATS

A friendly competition (10 men a side) took place between these two companies on Saturday at Ryefield Shooting Range, Dalry.

Scores: - Dalry, 531; Saltcoats, 524.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 SEPTEMBER 1889

BOWLING TOURNAMENT AT SALTCOATS

A tournament of members of this club took place on Thursday. The weather was favourable and with a fair number of entries the games were keenly contested.

The principal prize-winners were: -

1st William Maule
2nd J. Robertson
3rd J. Hamilton
4th J. Henderson
5th A. McBlane
6th John Dunlop

Consolation Prizes: -

1st J. McKnight
2nd William Gilmour
3rd E. Magee
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CASUALTY OF WAR
16 SEPTEMBER 1917

Died on service, Private JOHN ANDERSON BANNATYNE, (26), 11th Battalion Royal Scots – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Ronald and Agnes Bannatyne, 1 McIsaac Road, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official word has been received that Lance Corporal John Bannatyne, Royal Scots, has been killed in action. He was 26 years of age, and the son of Mr and Mrs Ronald Bannatyne, 1 McIsaac Road, Saltcoats.

A native of Saltcoats he served his time as a butcher with Mr John Crawford, and later worked in Nobel’s factory and the Ardrossan Shipyard.

He had been at the front for about six months.

Lance Corporal Bannatyne was a well-living young man, and was held in much esteem by his many friends in town. He was a member of Lodge Neptune, No. 442.

Much sympathy is felt for his father and mother, the former of whom is employed in Nobel’s factory, and is well-known.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 SEPTEMBER 1872

MARRIAGE

At Glasgow, on Monday the 16th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Knox, Mr Robert Knox, Kilmalcolm to Ann McCallum, daughter of Mr James McCallum, Saltcoats.
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ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
17 SEPTEMBER 1915

CASUALTY OF WAR

Private WILLIAM ARBUCKLE, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, left for the front in September of last year with “the glorious 7th Division,” and was throughout the first great fight for Ypres, where the Battalion won much fame. After seeing much hard fighting throughout the winter he was seriously wounded at Neuve Chapelle in March, and is now at home recovering.

He has two brothers, John and James Arbuckle, in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Their home address is 3 Gladstone Road, Saltcoats.

Private Arbuckle was educated at Kyleshill School, Saltcoats.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
September 18, 1942

Saltcoats Council Buys Farm

It was reported at the monthly meeting of Saltcoats Town Council that the lands and farm of New England had been purchased by the Town Council for £5000. The farm extends to 56 acres, with dwelling-house and steading, and is situated within the burgh. A housing scheme has been built on adjoining land. The Council have resolved meantime to let the subjects.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 SEPTEMBER 1880

SERIOUS FIRE

About four o’clock yesterday morning fire was discovered to have broken out in a joiner and cabinetmaker’s workshop in Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats, occupied by Robert Smith.

The workshop contained a good deal of wood, paints, oils, varnishes, etc., and owing to the combustible nature of the contents it made rapid headway. It was evident from the first that the building was doomed, and in a short time the building was entirely consumed.

At one time fears were entertained for the safety of an adjacent dwelling-house, off Vernon Street; but owing to its construction it escaped.

The property is owned by Mr Thomas Reid, mason, Saltcoats, and is insured; but Mr Smith’s stock of wood, tools etc., which have been totally destroyed, are not insured – his loss amounting to about £40. Altogether the damage will amount to about £100.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
19 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on Service, Lance Corporal INNES LUMSDEN, Service No. 201117, 4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mrs Lumsden, 13 Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mrs Lumsden, 13 Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats, has been informed of the death in action of her son Innes, aged 21, and who left Messrs Nobel’s for the Army on 3rd October, 1915.

Deceased lad was severely wounded in the back and leg in Egypt a year ago, but insisted on returning to his regiment.

He had just been home on furlough, left Saltcoats on September 13th, and was killed on 19th of same month.

He was well known and much liked in his community, being a quiet, good natured, sober, clever lad, was educated at Kyleshill School, worked as a grocer previous to being Nobel’s, was also a prominent and earnest member of the Anchor Templars.

His father, the late Mr Innes Lumsden, belonged to Inverness, was a master baker in the north, and followed same trade in Saltcoats.

Innes was one of five sons, two of whom are married and doing their bit in pit and munition work, one other in France, and the youngest at home. The fallen soldier was the third son.

Great regret is felt by his friends and companions at his loss, and the mother and family have the deep sympathy of all.

The autumn leaves were falling one by one
In that dear homeland he had left behind;
But his bright summer only was begun –
To what sad fates must mothers be resigned!”
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 SEPTEMBER 1897

SALTCOATS - ILLUMINATING THE TOWN CLOCK

The ladies of Saltcoats having resolved to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen by illuminating the town clock, subscriptions were collected in the burgh, and the work completed in a satisfactory manner.

At a meeting in the Town Hall on Friday night the clock was formally handed over to the Commissioners.

Provost Smith, in thanking the ladies for the gift referred in complimentary terms to the energy and success with which they had carried out the scheme.

The clock was lighted on Friday night for the first time.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 SEPTEMBER 1880

11TH AYRSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS (DALRY) v. 7TH AYRSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS (SALTCOATS)

A friendly competition between 10 men a side from each of the above Volunteer companies took place on Saturday at the Ryefield Range, Dalry.

Distances, 200 – 500 yards, 10 rounds at each. Wimbledon targets and scoring.

At the close it was found that the 7th were victorious by 3 points.

The Saltcoats team comprised: -

Corporal J. Caldwell,
Sergeant H. Bain,
Private A. Leckie,
Private R. Caldwell,
Sergeant R. Craig,
Private J. Clarke,
Private W. Leckie,
Sergeant W. Curlet,
Corporal A. McMurtrie, and
Private A. Curlet.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
21 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Lance Corporal THOMAS HODGES ANDERSON, (23), Scottish Rifles – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats; son of Mr and Mrs H. Anderson, 6 Braco Street, Glasgow, and grandson of Mrs Smith, 51 Raise Street, Saltcoats, and the late Bailie Anderson, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mr and Mrs H. Anderson, 6 Braco Street, Glasgow, have received official notice that their second son, Lance Corporal T. H. Anderson, Scottish Rifles, has fallen in action on the 21st September.

Mobilised as a Territorial in August, 1914, he had almost four years active service, and although in so much hard fighting he has never received a wound until he made the ultimate sacrifice.

He was the grandson of Mrs Smith, 51 Raise Street, Saltcoats, and of the late Bailie Anderson, Ardrossan.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 SEPTEMBER 1875

SALTCOATS BOWLING CLUB

The members of this club closed a most successful season’s play yesterday afternoon, a friendly game having been played in which several bowlers from neighbouring towns joined.

The usual supper was held in the Saracen’s Head Inn in the evening at which the prizes were handed over to the successful players, viz. –

Lord Eglinton’s Gold Medal - Mr A. Fullerton;
President’s Prize – Mr James Miller; and
Mr Cowan Gibson’s Prize – Mr James Shearer.
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