Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 SEPTEMEBR 1875

DEATH

At Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, on the 3rd instant, Thomas Orr, merchant.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 SEPTEMBER 1872

WEAVERS’ CONFERENCE

During the last two days the weavers of Scotland and Ireland have held a conference in Allan’s Temperance Hotel, Trongate, Glasgow, presided over by Mr James Bell of Paisley. There were present, besides the Glasgow Members of the trade, delegates from Ayr, Saltcoats, and Largs.

The object of the conference was to amalgamate the whole weaving body in Scotland and Ireland, and assimilate the prices, and for this purpose it was resolved to form four centres, the executive of each centre consisting a general executive over the trade in the two countries.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 SEPTEMBER 1873

SALTCOATS, ARDROSSAN, AND STEVENSTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The annual exhibition of the Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston Horticultural Society was held yesterday.

A very fine collection of plants in pots, cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc., was tastefully arranged on tables in the room, and presented a very attractive appearance.

Mr Clasper, of Stevenston, exhibited a choice selection amongst which was the new gladiolus “William Cunningham,” which was great admired.

The judges for flowers were – Mr Young, Ayr; Mr Findlay, Kilmarnock; Mr Lister, Largs; and Mr McKenzie, Ardrossan. For birds – Mr Robert Crawford, Kilbirnie, and Mr Andrew Pringle, Dalry.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 SEPTEMBER 1873

DEATH

At Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, on the 5th instant, in her 69th year, Agnes Fulton, relict of Andrew Paterson, writer, Lochwinnoch.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 SEPTEMBER 1884

SALTCOATS, ARDROSSAN, AND STEVENSTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The annual exhibition in connection with the above society was favoured with splendid weather yesterday, and in consequence the Free Church Hall, where the show took place, was filled during the afternoon and at night.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
6 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Gunner BERNARD CURRAN, Service No. 207979, Royal Garrison Artillery – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats; enlisted at Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 SEPTEMBER 1872

SALTCOATS, ARDROSSAN, AND STEVENSTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The annual competition of this society took place in the hall of the Saracen’s Head Inn, Saltcoats, on Thursday.

On account of recent storms of wind and rain, the display of cut flowers and plants was greatly inferior to those of former years, and the number of articles brought forward was very much diminished compared to the former shown, from the same cause.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 SEPTEMBER 1877

SALTCOATS, ARDROSSAN, AND STEVENSTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The annual competition and exhibition of the Saltcoats, Ardrossan, and Stevenston Horticultural Society was held yesterday in the Saracen Head Inn hall, Saltcoats.

The show, notwithstanding that the backward season has been very much against exhibition, was, on the whole, an excellent one.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 SEPTEMBER 1896

IRVINE ESTABLISHED PRESBYTERY – NORTH CHURCH, SALTCOATS

A meeting of this Presbytery was held yesterday at Irvine – Rev. Henry Ranken, B.D., moderator.

The Rev. W. Lee Ker, Kilwinning, convenor of the committee appointed to inquire and report as to the precise relation of the North Church, Saltcoats, and the parish of Old Ardrossan and the Irvine Presbytery, stated that the committee had had the records before them, and the matter was fully discussed.

They found that after the church was built, and prior to 1843, a constitution had been granted by the General Assembly. Before 4th August, 1872, it was handed over to the Presbytery, and an assistant had then been appointed. That arrangement had remained in force till October, 1875, when, in accordance, with the recommendation of the committee, it had been resolved that the North Church, Saltcoats, be made a separate charge with an ordained minister. The resolution, it was stated, had been arrived at notwithstanding that the parish minister had protested against any change, and appealed and gave in reasons which he afterwards withdrew.

Further, on 26th June, 1877, on the occasion of the second ordination – that of the Rev. Mr Clark – the draft constitution was approved of an adopted by the Presbytery as a constitution for the North Church.

In terms of that constitution the relation of the North Church to Ardrossan was to be that the communion roll of the North Church was to be under the inspection of the one kirk-session of the parish, and that the pecuniary affairs of the church were to be managed by the North Church congregation, subject to the control of the Presbytery.

The recommendation of the committee was that a constitution be granted to the North Church as soon as possible in terms of the constitution approved of on 26th June, 1877, but which had not been sanctioned and ratified by the General Assembly.

It was agreed that this report be printed and circulated amongst the members of the Presbytery in view of the discussion which is to take place at the October meeting.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
9 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died suddenly at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, Private HUGH BARR, Service No. 8584, 2-4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – buried at Rutherglen Cemetery; enlisted at Ardrossan; native of Saltcoats and commemorated on Saltcoats War Memorial; son of David Barr, 11 Union Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald of 10 September, 1915, intimated the following family notice: -

DEATH

BARR: Suddenly at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, on September 9th, Private Hugh Barr, 2-4th Royal Scots Fusiliers, eldest son of Mr David Barr, 11 Union Street, Saltcoats. Military funeral from Stobhill Hospital to Rutherglen Cemetery on Saturday 11th. Friends desirous of attending please notify Mr Barr.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
9 SEPTEMBER 1917

Died on service, Rifleman JOHN MURCHIE, (20), London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Alexander and Maggie Murchie, 5 Caledonia Road, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Word has been received that Signaller John Murchie, City of London Regiment, has been killed.

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Murchie, Caledonia Road, Saltcoats, and a nephew of Mr Charles Murchie, J.P., Ardrossan. He was educated at Saltcoats Public School and after being engaged in Saltcoats Post Office, where he acted first as a telegraph messenger and then as assistant postman, he was sent to Mauchline as telegraphist and sorter. While there he joined the Army.

His father at one time had an aerated water business in Ardrossan, but latterly has been at sea, and it is only a few months ago that his vessel was torpedoed, and he spent five days in an open boat before being rescued.

Signaller Murchie had many friends in Saltcoats, and deep sympathy will be felt for his parents in their loss.”
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GREENOCK ADVERTISER
10 SEPTEMBER 1839

MARRIAGE

Captain Richard Marman of the ship CARA, of London, to Ann, eldest daughter of the late Captain Farrow, Saltcoats, at Greenock on 9th September, 1839.
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