Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Penny Tray wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 6:54 am GLASGOW HERALD
5 MAY 1903

DEATH

McLACHLAN: At Sylva, Caledonia Road, Saltcoats, on 3rd instant, Patrick McLachlan, audit department, Glasgow & South-Western Railway.
GLASGOW HERALD
16 MAY 1903

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Mrs P. McLachlan and family return sincere thanks for the numerous expressions of sympathy received in their bereavement – Sylva, Caledonia Road, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MAY 1907

NEW POLICE STATION

A new police station is to be erected in Green Street, adjoining the Town Hall, at Saltcoats.

The new building will have accommodation for a superintendent, inspector, sergeant, and several unmarried constables.

There will be six cells, and it has been arranged that prisoners be conveyed from the station to the Court House without having to march through the public streets.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 MAY 1906

SALTCOATS LICENSING APPEAL COURT

At the Appeal Court yesterday in the Town Hall, Saltcoats – ex-Provost Armour presiding – ROBERT AIRD, who holds a certificate for a public house in Canal Street, appealed against an order of the Licensing Court requiring that he should close one of the doors in his property, and take away partitions, throwing space into the bar.

Mr Kirkland, writer, appeared for the appellant.

The appeal was sustained by seven votes to three.

The proprietor of the Crown Hotel, Saltcoats, Mr Alexander Goodwin, appealed against the reduction of his licence to that of a public house.

Mr Kirkland spoke in favour of the appellant.

On a vote the appeal was sustained by six votes to four.

Mr Dunkeld, Saracen’s Head Hotel, Saltcoats, appealed against the reduction of his licence to a six-day licence.

Mr Hastings appeared for Mr Dunkeld.

The appeal was sustained by seven votes to three.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
17 MAY 1915

Died on service, Private PETER VON, Service No. 7705, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Glasgow; Enlisted at Glasgow; Resident of Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 MAY 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was an average attendance at market on Thursday.

There were 75 bolls of wheat exposed, 45 of which sold at 26s. There were 20 bolls of oats exposed, which sold at 24s 6d. There were also 10 bolls of Indian corn exposed.
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THE EDINBURGH GAZETTE
18 MAY 1948

NATURALIZATION

List of aliens resident in Scotland to whom Certificates of Naturalization have been granted by the Secretary of State, and whose Oaths of Allegiance have been registered in the Home Office during the month of April 1948.

The date shown on each occasion is the date on which the Oath of Allegiance was taken.

MOTRONI: Luigi , Italy, restaurateur, 10 Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats. 9th April 1948.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MAY 1905

LICENSING APPEAL COURTS

The Licensing Appeal Courts for Irvine and Saltcoats burghs sat in Irvine yesterday.

The Saltcoats cases were taken up when the appeal of Mr Alexander Goodwin, Crown Hotel, against the decision of Saltcoats Burgh Court in refusing to renew the Hotel Certificate was sustained by 7 votes to 5, and an application in similar terms by Mr John Dunkeld, Saracen’s Head Hotel, was sustained by the casting vote of the chairman.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
19 MAY 1918

Died on service, Second Lieutenant CHRISTOPHER BENTLEY MEADOWS, (23), Military Cross, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Christopher and Ada Meadows, Abbotsford, Waverley Place, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald previously reported: -

“Mr and Mrs Meadows, Franklin Place, Saltcoats, received a brief message on Tuesday morning from their son, Christopher Bentley Meadows, of the Highland Light Infantry, that he had been wounded in the thigh by a bomb on the 13th instant.

Private Meadows took part in the big fight on 1st July, and came through that very severe engagement unscathed, and was in three charges later. He was on his way to a hospital at the base when he penned the note referred to.

It has been our privilege to publish, and our readers’ pleasure to peruse, a number of graphically written descriptive letters from Private Meadows. He has a facile pen, and tells his story with the touch of an artist. He holds the diploma of Art Master, and his drawing are one of the outstanding features in the monthly magazine issued by his Company.

His many friends will wish for him an early and sure recovery.”


The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“The news that Bentley Meadows has been killed in action was received in Saltcoats with the deepest of regret.

Second Lieutenant Christopher Bentley Meadows, King’s Own Lancaster Regiment, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Chris Meadows, Abbotsford, Saltcoats.

He joined the Chamber of Commerce Battalion, 17th Highland Light Infantry, in July, 1915, and was wounded in the Somme Battle.

On returning to the field he was attached to the 9th Royal Scots, and with them went through Mametz Wood and the Battle of the Ancre.

He received his commission in the K.O.R.L. Regiment in August, 1917, and he took part in the Cambrai Battle and commanded a Company in the Bourlon Wood. He was also in the big German offensive and in the latter fighting he gained the Military Cross for his gallantry, and 9 of his men were awarded the Military Medal.

Before enlisting, Second Lieutenant Meadows was a student in the Glasgow School of Arts, and had gained his diploma and Art Mastership. He showed much promise, and work from his pencil and his pen has appeared in various journals. His letters home from the front, many of which have been published in our columns showed the vivid descriptive pen he possessed and his gift of narrative writing.

Bentley Meadows had a most likeable personality, and his death adds another name to the long list of promising young men whom the nation could ill afford to lose, but who gave their lives cheerfully that the nation itself might live free.

The deepest sympathy will be extended to Mr and Mrs Meadow and family."
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CASUALTY OF WAR
20 MAY 1917

Died on service, Private CHARLES RAE, Service No. 30067, 5/6th Battalion Cameronians – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mr and Mrs Mercer, 16 Quay Street, Saltcoats; brother of Bella, Maggie, and Rachel.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 MAY 1894

FOOTBALL
SELECTED AYRSHIRE LEAGUE TEAM v. CHAMPIONS (SALTCOATS VICTORIA)

At Saltcoats, and after a hard game, resulted in favour of the League by 7 goals to 5.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 MAY 1854

BIRTH

At Saltcoats, on the 19th instant, Mrs P. W. Crocker; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 MAY 1874

BIRTH

At 23 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 21st instant, the wife of Captain George Service; a daughter.
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