Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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CASAULTY OF WAR
22 MAY 1915

Died at sea on the way to the Dardanelles, Sergeant JOHN ASHTON, 14th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, husband of Mrs Ashton, Green Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

"Mrs John Ashton, residing at Green Street, Saltcoats, has been officially notified that her husband, Sergeant John Ashton, of the 4th Royal Scots Fusiliers, died on his way to the Dardanelles.

Sergeant Ashton was for some time prior to the war attached to the Saltcoats Company of the R.S.F. and is well known in the district.

He was employed at Messrs Nobel’s factory at the time of mobilisation.

Letters of sympathy were received by his widow from Major Taylor and Lieutenant McConnell of the Battalion.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 MAY 1895

FATAL PIT ACCIDENT

JOHN SPROULL, aged about 17 years, residing in Springvale Street, Saltcoats, and a drawer in No. 1 pit, Auchenharvie Colliery, was ACCIDENTALLY killed yesterday morning through getting jammed between a loaded hutch and the wall. When discovered his life was extinct.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 MAY 1904

DEATH

STIRRAT: In hospital, at Potchefstroom, Transvaal, on the 20th instant, of enteric fever, Matthew Stirrat, in his 31st year, second son of Captain Matthew Stirrat, 29 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
24 MAY 1917

Died on service, Able Seaman J. LEITCH, (21), Service No. CZ/458, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Howe Battalion Royal Naval Division – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats; buried at St. Catherine British Cemetery, France; son of Mr and Mrs Leitch, 32 Inglestone Street, Greenock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MAY 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was an average attendance at market on Thursday.

There were 66 bolls of wheat exposed, 36 of which sold at 28s. There were 80 bolls of oats exposed, 30 of which sold at 22s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MAY 1875

DEATH

At Lilyburn, Saltcoats, on the 23rd instant, Mr Duncan Campbell, senior, stationer, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MAY 1871

SALTCOATS FAIR

This annual fair was held yesterday, and as usual attracted a large crowd.

Servants were somewhat scarce, and the wages for ploughmen ranged from £10 to £12, while servants commanded from £5 to £7 till Martinmass.

A few young cattle were exposed, which sold at £9. There was a good supply of pigs, which were selling from 14s and upwards.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MAY 1871

DEATH

At Melbourne Terrace, Saltcoats, on the 24th instant, Alexander Baird, aged 33 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MAY 1874

DEATH

At Saltcoats, Ayrshire, on the 23rd, George, youngest surviving son of the late William Stark, builder, London Street, Edinburgh.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MAY 1888

NEW U.P. CHURCH AT SALTCOATS

Contracts have been entered into for the erection of a new church for the East U.P. congregation (Rev. George Philp’s). The church is to be built in the Gothic style of architecture of the early English period.

The buildings will comprise the church, with an end gallery and a small hall, vestry, lavatory, heating chamber, etc., behind back gable. The area is to be seated for 342 and the gallery for 108 – in all, 450.

The principal front of the church will be towards Dockhead Street, and will be divided by buttresses into a central gable and two side portions, the main entrance to be in the centre with two small lancet windows on each side to light the front lobby. Over the door there will be a five-light window divided by stone mullions, the top of which will be filled with the tracery of a rich design with hood moulding, and the top of the gable finished with a stone ornamental finial.

The pulpit will be platform style, and the seating, ventilation, and heating of the latest and most approved form.

The cost, including site, will be £1800. The architects are Messrs Baldie & Tennant, Glasgow.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
27 MAY 1915

Died on service on HMS IRENE, WILLIAM SMITH, (31), Chief Baker, Service No. 795246, Mercantile Marine Reserve, Theatre of war, at sea – born at Saltcoats; son of William Smith and Janet Baker Smith, 14 Main Street, Pollokshaws; and husband of Janet Craig Heirs Smith, 85 Harriet Street, Pollokshaws.

[HMS IRENE was moored in Saltpan Reach on the Medway Estuary in Kent, and being loaded with mines when she exploded and disintegrated.]
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THE EDINBURGH GAZETTE
27 MAY 1947

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 1947.

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

CARRINO: Menotti Alberto, Italy, hairdresser, 5A canal Street, Saltcoats. 20 March 1947.
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