Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
27 AUGUST 1888

FOOTBALL
LOCHWINNOCH v. SALTCOATS VICTORIA
Played at Field Park, Lochwinnoch


The home team scored twice in each half, the visitors failing to gain a point.

Result: - Lochwinnoch, 4; Saltcoats Victoria, 0.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 AUGUST 1874

SALTCOATS MISSION COAST HOME

Some time ago we briefly noted a considerable extension which was being made to this excellent institution. This addition has now been completed, and the new building was formally opened yesterday afternoon.

The site is an admirable one, and the inmates will have the advantage of a beautiful and extensive sea view. From any part of the property the view seaward – stretching without interruption from Turnberry Point along the coast to Ayr, Troon, Irvine, and round to the rocks not a stone cast away – is one of the grandest.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1916

CASUALTY OF WAR

Private WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, (23), Seaforth Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of C. Wallace, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private William Armstrong, Seaforth Highlanders, who died at Netley Hospital on 29th August of wounds received in action on 14th July, was a son of Mr and Mrs C Wallace, 30 Parkend Road, Saltcoats.

Private Armstrong was 23 years of age, and before enlisting was a dynamite worker with Messrs Nobel’s.”
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
August 29, 1952

Flies Home After 30 Years

Visiting Councillor Mrs Lambie, Saltcoats, at present is her 76-year-old mother Mrs Fleming, who left Saltcoats some thirty years ago to take up residence in San Francisco. Mrs Fleming came on a visit to this country three years after her departure but this is her first visit since. She left San Francisco by air on Sunday, 17th August, and broke her journey at New York for 24 hours to visit some friends there, then she flew across the Atlantic to arrive at Prestwick at 3 o'clock in the morning on Wednesday of last week. Mrs Fleming, despite her years and her long travel looked exceptionally well when she arrived at Saltcoats. Last time Councillor Lambie saw her mother was when she visited America two years ago.

Prior to emigrating to America Mrs Fleming was active in public life and was in the forefront of the fight for the right of women to have active interests out with their homes. She was a pioneer of the Co-operative Women's Guild movement and was the first woman member of the board of management of Ardrossan Co-operative Society.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 AUGUST 1873

PENINSULA VETERAN

Mr James Ritchie, one of the few remaining veterans of the Peninsula, died this week at Saltcoats, at the age of 84. Mr Ritchie was a native of Paisley, and joined the 91st Regiment when but a lad.
He possessed a medal for the Pyrenees, Talavera, Corunna, Vimeiro, and Rolica.

He was discharged without a pension, but about fourteen years ago he received one of 9d a day, which he enjoyed till death.

Deceased was a very quiet and sober-living man, and possessed good health till debility laid him aside a short time ago.
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GLASGOW HERALD
31 AUGUST 1894

OBTAINING BICYCLES BY FRAUD

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JAMES LONGMUIR, quarryman, Barkip, Dalry, failed to appear in answer to a charge of fraudulently obtaining four bicycles valued at £36 from Margaret Hunter or Jones, cycle agent, Countess Street, Saltcoats, between the 23rd June and 14th July, and his bail bond of £10 was declared forfeited.

Longmuir, it was alleged, represented to Mrs Jones that he was manager of Green Quarry, Kilmaurs, and that three of the bicycles were for his master’s sons and the other one for himself.

It was afterwards discovered that he had appropriated them to his own purposes.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 SEPTEMBER 1879

BIRTH

BAILLIE: At Hill Street, Saltcoats, on the 30th ultimo, the wife of James Baillie; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 SEPTEMBER 1896

DISORDERLY GLASGOW EXCURSIONIST

Yesterday at Saltcoats Burgh Court, M. McKay, Glasgow, was fined 7s 6d or seven days for breach of the peace on the platform of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Station.

He was trying to get into a carriage that was already full of passengers, and when pulled away he caused a disturbance.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 SEPTEMBER 1876

SALTCOATS, ARDROSSAN, AND STEVENSTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The annual exhibition of the Horticultural, Agricultural, and Ornithological Society connected with these three towns took place in the Saracen’s Head Inn hall, Saltcoats, yesterday.

There was a good attendance of visitors.

The show was one of the best which has ever been held under the auspices of this society.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
2 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private ROBERT R. WALKER, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Walker, 1 Seabank Street, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 SEPTEMBER 1892

SALTCOATS, ARDROSSAN, AND STEVENSTON FLOWER SHOW

The annual exhibition of flowers, fruit, and vegetables took place yesterday in the Town Hall, Saltcoats. The show was a good one one, notwithstanding that the weather was very unfortunate.

There was a fine display of greenhouse plants. Of cut flowers there were numerous entries in the various classes.

Amateur competitors were well represented, and had good exhibits.

The hand and table bouquets were tastefully arranged.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 SEPTEMBER 1916

Died on service, Private JOHN MURPHY, Service No. S/22809, Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats; son of James Murphy, 152 Five Roads, Kilwinning.
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